Sunday, June 28, 2009

The big reveal!

I am so excited and couldn't be happier with the way the house turned out! You are probably wondering what it is that we did!

Well, these are the not the greatest before pics of the dining room. Notice the ledges, and the neon blue-green carpet (hint hint!)


Now....this is what we did!
Step 1: Remove ugly and cheap laminate flooring.

Step 2 Remove cheap linoleum.

Step 3: Scream in disgust at 2nd, 3rd....and oh yes, 4th layer of ugly linoleum. This was the bottom layer.

Here is the only decent shot i can't find right now of the laminate flooring. It doesn't look too bad here but a) it was put down very poorly (aka=thrown down, pieces were popping up and there were gaps b) it was cheap, and therefore didn't clean well (what is shine?) c) it didn't flow with the house.


Before.....
(Again, I apologize for the crap pic but the camera is broken--anyone wanna get me a new one?)
Here is the SAME room after.....cabinets have been painted, and different kitchen table!

The same room with the ledges and blue carpet. The room is open and looks huge! I need to do some other things in here because it was a modge podge of junk before!

The new floors! They are called 'Gunstock Oak'

The two pics look totally different but true color is really a combo of both, lol!

So, our house is minus two ledges as well! I cannot believe the magnitude of difference this made. Not only do they look great, but they are solid, and SHINY! Plus, since we took off 4 layers of flooring....we feel like we added some height, lol!

The house is slowly returning to normal. I will post a pic when we get the house all back to normal but it might take us a week or so since we are both beyond TIRED! Think dust, and more dust everywhere. Phew......

10 comments:

mxq said...

GORGEOUS!

Jennelle said...

It looks great!

LC said...

YAY, Amy! It looks awesome! Congrats and enjoy your new house :)

Kristal said...

They look amazing! Great transformation.

Angie said...

When we ripped up our kitchen floor we also found 6 freaking floors underneath. We were pissed! Your house looks so good with the new floors! I bet taking out those half walls really opened it up. Congrats!

Katie said...

Looks GREAT!!

Maria said...

Looks fantastic Amy!! I think my in-laws got something similar to yours.

Little House on Green said...

Wood flooring is the best, so beautiful! What a chore, congrats to you for getting this done. Lovely!

Mary said...

Wow! I cannot believe all the laminate-I cannot imagine how much work that was for you guys. But the end result is worth it! The floors are stunning!

mrs.leah.maria said...

Beautious!