You may remember this adorable picture of my grandson from this post back in January. I told you then that we were beginning to do some renovations on our home, but things were getting done slowly because of my work schedule. I have posted this picture so you can see the ancient, old, gross carpet we had down in the living room. We also had popcorn ceiling and walls badly in need of a paint job.. (Besides, who wouldn't want to see that cute face again?) Now that summer is here, we are finally making some progress!
We ripped up carpet and scrapped off the popcorn ceiling. Here is my youngest son tearing up tack strips down the hallway, then we pried up ancient tiles down to the bare floors where we are going to install solid surface flooring. The only place that is still getting carpet in our home is the living room, (mostly because of the floor sitting at Christmas).
We purchasedStainmaster Carpet at Lowe's.. But, before it was installed we painted the living room with Olympic Paint, a satin called oatmeal cookie! My husband's favorite kind of cookie is oatmeal, so my daughter and I took that as a sign when we were out looking for a good color for the room.
Here is my cute husband doing the cutting in. He used to paint for a living, years ago, so he is very good and quick at the cutting in. TIP: Use an angled brush! There is the nice warm oatmeal color, we painted the trim white.
This is another little tip, you don't have to put tape everywhere, you can use a straight edged putty knife or trowel, similar here, along the baseboards. (Good Job Maddy!)
Ta-Da Carpet is laid and furniture is on the way! More updates to come!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!