Monday, August 02, 2010

No more ugly floor

(the view from Starflower's room; notice one very relaxed kitten in my rocker, and one perplexed looking flame point Siamese checking out the new floor)

Things are really coming together in the house now. I spent the weekend installing a laminate floor in the great room, to cover up the bare weathered plywood we have been living with for so long. I think it sets off the colors in the slate hearth nicely. I will be doing the same slate in the entry way some time soon.

This is the same flooring that I installed in the master bedroom last Sunday. Installation in both rooms went amazingly well. The hardest part was starting out, figuring out how to stagger 51 inch whole boards with cut pieces to span the length of the room. Once I worked out a scheme, The Hermit ran the table saw cutting boards to my specifications. I have found it's always dicey doing home improvement projects with a spouse, but we managed to work together somehow.

In other matters, I picked two ice cream pails full of green beans tonight, and I have three heads of broccoli ready to cut. Garlic is ready to harvest when I have the time, and if all goes well I will be in tomato heaven starting in about three weeks.

10 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Deb- It's gorgeous!! It really make it all look so fonoshed and homey. Congratulations!

cheryl said...

Great job Deb ! It is all so lovely . You are one smart woman to be doing all this with your hubby and major fights !!

RuthieJ said...

I'm impressed Deb! Your floor looks great! Good job!

Richard said...

Great job Deb. That great room sure looks different.

Jayne said...

Love the new floor Deb, and am mighty impressed you all did it together and did not harm one another!! :c)

Floridacracker said...

That looks great! Good work!
Your garden sounds productive.
My tomatoes have been through and dead for 3 weeks!

webb said...

Deb, I'm so impressed that you did it yourself, the emphasis on YOUR! Mitchell and I want to replace some wall-to-wall with flooring, but didn;t think it was really DIY possible. You have given me hope!

Hope your tomatoes are good. It is so hot here that ours have stopped bearing. Aargh!

edifice rex said...

Ah crap! you got your finish floors down before I did! haha!!
they look great! ya'll did a good job.

Deb said...

Thanks everyone. I still walk over the new floor in my bare feet, smiling. It feels as good as it looks; since I went with the cheapest laminate I could find, I bought the better quality underlayment, which makes the floor "give" a little and no doubt will add some insulation value in the winter.

I'm not quite done; I still have the back hallway to do, and the bathroom and utility room are far from finished. But I'm relishing small victories. :)

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