Thursday, July 8, 2010

Carpet boys are coming!

I'm so excited!!


But what a lot of work to get ready! I got less than 2 days notice :) I ordered it a week ago and was told it would probably be 4-6 weeks from order to install. NOT! Here is my kitchen in its current condition. Poor Mieko has no bed to lounge on at the moment and is reduced to being a normal dog, using a rug. He's totally out of his comfort zone. Can you tell? ha!


I can still squeeze in my office to post this blog but it's snug!



Here's my living room.......all ready for the new stuff! I can hardly wait. What a disgusting job tearing out old carpet and padding can be. Yuck! Not sure how old it was but I've lived here almost 6 years and I'm guessing it was a good 10+ years old when I got here.



My bedroom.....almost ready but nowhere to move the bed for now. I plan to have them do my living room first and then move this in there. I know what some of you are thinking......'hardwood floors!! why cover them up!?' Believe me, when I moved in and removed the old carpet in the bedrooms I was THRILLED to see the floors! But I soon discovered they were much harder to keep up (especially with a dog) than I had thought. Carpeting will just be nice again :)


Here's my spare room with a loveseat and antique china hutch. Again, I'll be following the carpet dudes from room to room to keep up!



This is the couch that matches the loveseat in previous photo. We bought the set at an auction a few years ago. I never liked it a whole lot but we (Dale) got into a bidding war and couldn't stop himself. It wasn't until it was ALL OURS that we realized we had bid WAY too much on it. Upon closer inspection it was not nearly as nice as it looked from across the auction hall :)

We had to take 3 doors off just to get it in the house and I knew I'd probably never get it out again unless a chainsaw or sledge hammer were involved. The sledge hammer won and we went out and bid farewell with a little bit of help from the fire bug in me!! I could NOT believe how quickly furniture burns!

Sorry the painting updates have been few and far between these days. Between our trip to Oklahoma and now this, I've just had my hands full. I'm hoping to get back into the groove here soon!

Have a beautiful day and watch for 'after' photos to come :)
Darla

p.s.
Today would have been my parents 54th wedding anniversary! She dreamed of Hawaii for their 25th but went to heaven instead that year. Quite honestly....I'm sure it's much better :)
Love you Mom & Dad!

4 comments:

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Your Mom is beautiful..it's easy to see where you get your good looks from- both your parents look like 50's models of happiness!
Can't wait to see the after shots -it's always a lot of work, but it will be sooo with it!
Take care and get some rest!

Serena said...

YAY on getting new carpet!! I understand what you mean about hard floors...I love the tiled floors in the communal areas of the house but they do need daily sweeping because every bit of fluff or hair stands out. When I had carpet, I only needed to vacuum once a week. However, the down side of carpet is spills and stains on top of general wear and tear. I guess I'm never happy. LOL

I had a giggle at the couch ablaze! LOL

What a lovely pic of your parents ~ :)

A Dancing Mango said...

Darla,
Your pictures from today down.. all look like so much fun!
I do understand what you mean about flooring.. but also I have to love the wooden floors, I live in a victorian home. lol

You seem like you have been extremley busy .. just becareful.. but have fun too..Darlene xo

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

...soon...new carpet...it will feel so good!