Thursday, April 1, 2010

guess what I found?

I've been wondering what's under the carpet in the bedroom (the only carpeted room in the whole house). Turns out, the original wood is still there!

My first peek:

I wanted to see a little better, so I pulled the carpet up from the heat vent to the corner:



And then I just pulled up as much as I could:


I'll have to come back with some tools and finish, since the closet doors got in the way.

I couldn't be more excited to trade a worn and stained gray carpet for some (soon-to-be) beautiful hardwood.

Since I was in carpet-ripping-up mode, I tackled the basement, too. See - all gone!

And, lastly, I checked on the red paint. It hasn't dried quite as dark as I would have hoped, so I'm contemplating a pink primer (thanks Daniel!) and some other possibilities. Here's the tablecloth that matches the original paint chip:

And thanks to everyone who offered to come paint with me this weekend - I'm looking forward to it!


1 comment:

  1. I found your blog - and couldn't be happier! KEEP us updated!!! :)

    xxxo - julia