In April we ripped out the old carpet.
In June, we replaced the subfloor.
It took us three months, but we finally have carpeting. Oh happy day.
JEGs mentioned in the subfloor post that he had decided to rip up the grey slate tile in the entry way to replace the flooring underneath. I was totally down with that because I had a deep hatred for that tile.
One week while I was on night shift, JEGs got to work on replacing the tile. We picked out a lighter and brighter Topaz Ice by Marazzi at our local Home Depot, with the Bone grout.
About a week or so later, the carpet guys from Lowe's came out and installed the carpet.
I know what you are thinking; Lowe's carpeting? Home Depot tile? We don't discriminate. Well, we do a little. Shhh, we secretly love Lowe's way more, but don't tell the HD.
Anyway, let me tell you-- these guys did work. In a little over an hour they showed up, installed the tack strips, put down the carpet padding, installed the carpet AND ran the vacuum. LOVE THEM.
When it was all finished, I took the opportunity to do something I haven't done in this house: lie down on the living room floor.
..and I may or may not have attempted a carpet angel.
So let's take a trip down memory lane and gander at the progress this room has made.
Before (with previous owner's furnishings):
One more view:
Clearly we have a lot more to do (maybe some art on the walls?) but the transformation with fresh paint and carpet alone has made me so happy.
So, what do you think?
Always & Forever,