Tuesday, December 09, 2008

An Improvement!

We had this old church nursery type of carpet that made it impossible to clean out dust and old cat pee-type smells in the extra room downstairs. When we pulled it up, of course we were hoping for some decent hardwoods that we could enjoy with some minimal sprucing up. As usual, it was much worse under there than we'd expected. The wood was in terrible shape, and it looked like at some point, someone let their kid go to town on them with a hammer and a bucket of nails. We quickly changed course and pulled the nails, patched the cracks with wood putty, scraped some linoleum up and painted them with porch paint. In spite of that extra work it was a very doable project that cost under $50, and we are loving the difference!

Doggy Amelia models the previous carpet.
You can also see more before pics here.

I love the way white floors (and rug) brighten all of the colors in the room!


Gypmar said...

Looks great! Amazing how much brighter it makes the room. You're making me want to take the dark carpet out of our kitchen (!) sooner rather than later.

Anonymous said...

Good job! Looks so crisp and clean! Love Grandma

Heidi said...

I love painted wood floors! They look so lovely, You guys did a great job!

Robin said...

I remember growing up with some painted wood floors and watching mom repaint them. Yours looks great!