Monday, February 20, 2012

Busier than usual Wild Hair

What did you do today? Well, I don't know about you but we got a little crazy today. One of those "wild hairs" my sisters claims we're famous for (I have no idea why!). Last week we decided to pull the trigger and order us some new carpet! It's a big expense, but it's a big deal - a good amount of the carpet is original to the house (about 30 years old). In order to save money (plus we need to paint all the baseboard trim) we decided to rip it out ourselves - hooray! Wild hair #1 today: rip out carpeting. Check!
 8:00 a.m. (some furniture moved before I remembered to take a "before" picture)
1:00 p.m. - Carpet and pad ripped up except under Patrick's bed, which weighs 10,000 pounds.

Wild hair #2: Demo wood wall paneling. In addition to carpet we are also putting in laminate flooring throughout the main floor, but BEFORE we lay flooring we need to texture the ceiling (from when I scraped it way back in October, remember?), and as long as we're texturing the ceiling we might as well do the wall project we've been talking about since the day we moved in: taking the paneling down to a wainscote and drywalling the top half (which involves texturing, thus the combo). So in a classic case of One Thing Leads To Another, we are doing the wall because we want laminate floors but I scraped the ceilings. Somehow that's all related, I swear! The boys were big helpers - anything to stay up past their bedtime! 

7:30 p.m., just getting started. 
9:00 p.m., all ripped off!


Jeanette said...

Wow! That's a big day! I'm sure it's something that Joe knows, but our carpet guys recommended we use Bin on the soiled spots on the floorboards before laying the new carpet. It just seals in the old dirt and stains and keeps it away from your pretty new carpet. Enjoy your new carpet!

Elsha said...

You guys are crazy!

Kari and Jonathan said...

Wait, you can't lift 10,000 pounds? Weakling.

Everything looks awesome! I love how you're like, "Well as long as we're going to texture the ceiling we might as well remodel the entire house." Totally logical thinking.

Eric and Amy said...

How fun!!! I can totally relate to that "One Thing Leads To Another" so the toilet paper holder is related to the kitchen floor project, etc. Good luck!