Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Little Living Room Makeover

Hello everyone, I'm a few days late on doing this post, as I had planned to have it done and up this past weekend, but was so busy doing other things, that I just didn't have the time I needed to work on it. But now I do, and so here it is. When we purchased this home 21 years ago, I never knew that there were original hardwood floors underneath the carpet in our living and dining rooms. It wasn't until a couple of months ago, while in the basement, that I happened to look up and could see that above where the living room was, you could see the tongue-and-groove wood! Why did I not see or notice that before??? Anyways, I informed the husband that I wanted to remove the carpet and redo those gorgeous floors waiting to be seen, and about 2 weeks ago we went about doing just that. First, of course, we removed the carpet, then the 2 layers of padding, and there they were!! I was just so happy and excited to see them all cleaned and shined up! First, of course, I had to remove all those bazillion little staples from the padding, which took me an entire afternoon to do. The following morning, hubby rented a floor sander and proceeded to sand them down and clean them up. Next, a coat of oak stain was applied, and as soon as it was dried, hubby put down the first of 2 coats of poly to bring out the beautiful shine (we sanded the first coat before applying the second. And 3 days later we were able to put the furniture back in.

Below is the photo of the living room with the dark raspberry pink carpet.



This photo shows the floors before sanding.


And here is a photo taken after the 2nd coat of poly was applied.


These next 4 photos are with everything all put back into place :)





I am LOVING these gorgeous hardwood floors!! Bet ya can't tell, lol :)
In a month or so we will be working on doing this same thing in the Dining Room, and I can't wait!! I'll be sure to post photos once it is all finished.

Until next time sweet friends!!

Linking up this week to Shabbilicious Friday:

11 comments:

Heaven's Walk said...

I'll bet that that room looks twice as big now, doesn't it, Brenda? You both did such a beautiful job restoring the floor and giving it new life. :) [Hey.....hope that Brian didn't see that pillow on his chair..... hehehe!]

xoxo laurie

Susan said...

WOW! What an incredible difference. Congratulations. Susan

Michaela Buranova said...

Love this room, Brenda! Wooden floor looks so pretty with your furniture and all your beautiful decorations. Enjoy the weekend and happy Easter to you, sweetie! Xo

mariondee-designs said...

the floors look gorgeous.. it's funny how you never knew you had them.. take care,Maryann

Vanessa Greenway said...

Your room looks beautiful! All the little shabby touches, and the floor looks amazing. Happy Easter! Love ~ Vanessa

Amy Jo said...

What a lucky find under that carpet! It looks beautiful.

Blessings,

Amy Jo

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a wonderful find that was--it is so beautiful. You must be just tickled! Love it :)

Victorian1885 said...

Happy Easter Brenda
There is nothing nicer than wood floors and yours look wonderful! Great job Brenda's Hubby! Enjoy the new look.

Wanda

Michaela Staňková said...

Love your livingroom,the "new" floor is veary very beautiful !!! Happy Easter dear!!!xoxo
Vicky

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Brenda, Love your new floors and your living room looks so gorgeous. We did ours last April and just love them too.
Happy Springtime.
Hugs

Susan Newbigging said...

Your floors look awesome. What a pretty living room. I am your newest follower.

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