**Disclaimer: I am doing no physical labor. At all. My children, as you can see did a lot, and Phil did most of the other stuff. I just sit and google to make decisions. Living the dream baby.
Good evening! The picture above is from our living room as we were pulling out carpet the other day. The carpet is 16 years old and, as you can tell from the stains on the sub floor, has withstood (and failed) the test of 5 dogs. Let me back up a bit…
We have been in this house for 11 years, almost all of it has been with pets. When you have pets, you have accidents of varying degrees, and it just goes on from there. Added to that, the carpet wasn’t the best, anyway. Up until a year an a half ago, we were a single income family, which means… you have barely enough to keep a roof over your head, and food on the table, so making household improvements, let alone “remodeling” isn’t even on the radar. You get what I like to call a “blind eye” over the projects that need to be done, and the over all run down appearance of things, I think.
Fast forward to my surgery. One of the things the doctor emphasized was the need for me to sit in a recliner type chair. Well… my living room is decorated in what I like to call “early newlywed”. You know the style – whatever is free, cheap or handed down to you. It may match, it may not, it probably is broke or tore, but you make it work, and it definitely doesn’t recline. That started the ball rolling.
Well, if you are going to be getting new furniture, why not paint?
Heck, why not remodel the whole room?
And, that is exactly what we are doing. Because it isn’t the greatest timing with everything else going on, anyway, so why not? We are all in, baby!
The carpet is out, and we have actually painted the subfloor to seal it.
The walls have been painted (note the horrible orange in the background)…
And, the furniture delivered.
We still wait for carpet, trim, and other things that go with the process, but I will keep you posted along the way! Tomorrow, we will talk COLOR. 🙂