Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Carpeted In Shame

Ok, I know. Stupid title. I was trying to be funny but titles are hard and I'm physically worn out this evening.

I do apologize for not visiting all my friend's blogs lately. What have we been doing? What haven't we been doing should be the question. Picking up the remodeling project again has been more exhausting than I anticipated. The Master Bedroom was first on the list. All the 23 year old Mauve what was I thinking?! carpeting was removed to make room for the new. I can't get over how much dirt was under the old padding. Yuck! It was a lot of elbow grease to make it sweet smelling again. So I think I can safely say, that for all intensive purposes, the Master Bedroom is completed. Done and done! (Can I hear a hallelujah?) *grin* Next is the last Guest Bedroom to have new flooring. That old carpeting will be removed and replaced with Pergo laminate that matches the remainder of the house.

So, without any further ado, here's the before's and after's.

Moving furniture that I swear got heavier
the longer it sat it our room, is that possible?
I ache from the top of my head to my tippy toes.
Stripping the old carpeting and padding is always good for a laugh ...
if you're into S&M, that is. *giggle*

Take a breath, honey, we're half way there!

Vacuuming the years of dirt and grime took a little time.
There went any delusions about my being a good housekeeper.
Our house is built off-grade, so, Hubby had to hammer down all the 23 year
old nails that had pulled up over the years to ensure a smooth new flooring.

A clean floor is a happy floor.
Smells better too. *whew*

Ta Da! We're back in business.
This color is called "Rich Taupe" by Beaulieu.
Now comes the fun part of putting everything back in it.

I'm getting too old manual labor. Someone needs to invent a device that will levitate furniture for easier moving. Or I really start playing the Lotto. *lol*


Victor S E Moubarak said...

Your good work looks very nice from the photos you've posted. You may be tired now, but you'll soon sit back with pride for what you have achieved. Well done and congratulations.

Join me in a drink to celebrate. Tonight I'll have a Guinness. What will you have?

God bless you and yours.

Z said...

"Rich taupe"...MUCH better! You've really done this the right way, too, no cutting corners, etc. GOOD JOB! As Victor says "you should be proud of yourselves!" BRAVO!

Sparky said...

@Victor ~ We each had a Blue Moon beer with homemade Burritos. My husband is a fantastic cook (I clean up, that's the deal. *lol*). Gosh, I'm sore though. After that last surgery, physical labor doesn't go down very well.

@Z ~We did go with a higher quality of carpet and padding this time and it shows. Praise the Lord for His mercy and letting us be able to afford this.

Thanks everyone! Hope your evening is blessed. ~:)

Linda E said...

Looking good my friend, looking good. I know what you mean about the work involved, but getting it all done before winter, will allow you to veg out and rest while enjoying the new!

Ed Bonderenka said...


Sparky said...

@Ed Bonderenka ~ That was a inspiring hallelujah from the front row. *grin*

Sparky said...

@Linda E ~ That is a super idea! I'm ready to veg.

Jackie said...

I LOVE "before" and "after" photos....and my hat is off to you for the tremendous work you did!!!
Beautiful job....
Now....rest and relax a bit.
You earned it.
Sending hugs from South Georgia to you,

Simply Linda said...

{{{Big Big smiles}}} Blessings sweet friend.

Lulu James said...

LOVE A PROJECT! But I am like you--once they are over I am swearing NO MORE!

Looks Great!


Vee said...

Oh I do despise the work involved with such a big project, but oh my, the results are so worth it...at your house especially. LOL! My house can function a while longer with the rag tag carpeting around here because the mere thought drains me. Well done, you two!

DaBlade said...

"Moving furniture that I swear got heavier
the longer it sat it our room, is that possible?"

Have you checked the cushions for coinage? You may have just paid for that Rich taupe! Looking good!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I'm beginning to think manual labor should be done by a man.

Terra said...

I am liking rich taupe.