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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

New Paint and Floor Demolition


BEFORE PAINT:


After Paint: We painted our front room, kitchen, dining room and hallway about three weeks ago and here are the pictures of before and after. We went with a khaki color-which is fun because in different lighting it goes from a light tan to a khaki green-as you can see in the second picture the garden shelf looks lighter than the the wal behind it. We also painted the ceiling white to open up the room since we went with a darker color from the original and wanted a nice contrast.

Flooring:
We started pulling up the flooring in the dining room and kitchen last Fri/Sat. The dining room was easy since there was carpet down there so we only had to pull up the carpet and padding. The portion under the bar and the kitchen however has turned into a nightmare just beginning. We have found out that our vinyl is attached to particle board which has not just been stapled-but glued heavily down to the plywood beneath it-which we are trying to salvage. It took about 6 hours for Joe to remove the 2 x 6 ft area you see him working on-so you can imagine how long it will take us to remove the entire kitchen floor using a skilsaw/chisel and hammer..very slow going. Wish us luck and that somehow the rest of floor might not be glued down as much as what we have encountered so far. To anyone laying floor-never use particle board and don't ever glue it all down...

5 comments:

Carrie said...

Wow, your house is beautiful! I love the new wall color. It looks great!

Mikaela said...

Looks like you guys have been busy. I love the smell and feel of new paint and how clean it is! Can't wait to see the finished flooring too!

David and Kira said...

I love color on the walls!! I can't believe the difference it makes in decorating and the whole feel of the room! Good luck with that floor. Someday I would like to take out our linoleum too...big project, but worth it!

Grosgrain Kathleen said...

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