Sunday, December 12, 2010

Diary of a Living Room

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 1 ~ Carpet removal frenzy......

The carpet did NOT want to budge. It was glued to the linoleum. It took about an hour and a half to rip up about 270 square feet.

Must have been industrial strength glue.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 2 ~ Linoleum scraping festivus......

The linoleum gave us no trouble at all. It came up easily. The hardest part was the staple removal on the seams.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 3 ~ Hardwood installation day......a freshly
stripped room awaits new floor flooring......

It started off with a bang! We were so excited. We came home from errands to find a portion complete.

But there was a problem.

The gauge of nail was splintering the tongue of the wood. Bob was going to have to stop and find the right gauge of nail.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 4

Here's where we stand: No progress since yesterday around noon.

My weekend project isn't finished.

I'm pretty much in the depths of despair.


  1. Don't despair! Just imagine what it will look like all over your floor. Just in time for Christmas decorating. You'll love it. Jan

  2. It is looking great! It will be worth the wait I am sure!

  3. It will be worth it!
    It took us days to get ours in... I'm impressed that you are almost done!