i bought this home as a single mom 13 years ago.
i got it a good price
but that was because it needed a good amount of work.
over the years i have painted every room
( my father in law did help )
every baseboard & every trim.
in fact in the last year,
i painted the entire mainfloor
bringing all rooms together in the name
of all things cream & white.
i have however continued to grumble about the
"thorn in my side" carpets.
knowing this would not be our forever home
it was a tough decision trying to decide if we should
pony up the money to lay hardwoods.
well, i'm as excited as is humanly possible
about something so basically unimportant...
but we did it!!!
i LOVE LOVE LOVE them.
out went the blek yucko carpet & flooring
& in came wide plank hand scraped wood.
side note...i had mentioned to dan a few weeks ago
that i planned to pull a Nester move
& paint the entertainment center.
he said..lets just get rid of it when we do the floors
& get something different.
this is not a normal conversation in our house.
anyway...offered this big bad boy
to one of the floor dudes if he'd haul it away for me.
spent a day moving everything
temporarily relocated all the pillows
& contemplated taking a nap with all of them.
two days later
all is now right in my little world.
i don't have a wide angle so excuse the choppy shots
nor am i a great indoor photographer..
without sounding all that about the floors-
the pictures don't do them justice.
for any locals
we were thoroughly pleased with the company went with~
The owner, Rich
was prompt & very professional.
when we talked on the phone i explained that i wanted
gorgeous floors that looked as if they came from an old southern farmhouse
but i didn't want to pay like they were from an old farmhouse.
i wanted dark wood that would look great juxtaposed with all my white.
i asked if he could come yesterday
seriously...i asked if he could get them in before thanksgiving.
he brought samples the next day & i had one picked out in about 3 minutes.
kept the sample to get approval from the fam.
he had the wood ordered & our home on the schedule within 3 days of initial contact.
i couldn't have been any happier with the company
& my new floors!
ps--we went with pre-sanded to avoid
the massive mess.