Monday, November 9, 2009

On My Hands and Knees

For five days, literally, I've been on my hands and knees with a small razor blade scraping off glue from our family room floor. I had this little mantra going on in my head, "It's the prep work that counts, it's the prep work that is important, stay focused, keep going and one day it'll be beautiful."

About two months ago, there'd been a flood of sorts in this room and in the pantry. All the yucky glue down carpet had to be pulled up along with the base boards. I'd never dreamed what a blessing the flood and the mess would end up being for us.

Some new options for flooring in the CRH. I decided that what would be best in this room and the pantry would be to strip the floors completely and paint them Benjamin Moore's Linen White (which is the color of the fire place).

Friday Michael and I trekked to McFarland's Carpets to look for wool carpet (for other rooms) and I just happened to mention sisal rugs. Paul knew exactly what I was talking about and pulled out the most gorgeous piece of a 12.5X14 piece off wool sisal with the feel of cashmere and in my color - a perfect soft yellow. Needless to say it's perfect. Can't wait to show you the pics soon.

Today, we get to fill in the big hole and putty the little ones!'s progressing.


  1. My, it looks like lots of hard work. But hopefully it will be a labor of love.


  2. I love jobs that seem quite tedious.. and a bit discouraging.. when I am done!! Over The Moon satisfaction..Good job:)

  3. Wow that is a lot of work. I am sure it will pay off when it is done though. I hope you are wearing knee pads so you don't hurt your knees!

  4. I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel! Happy dancing jig on this end.

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