Monday, March 11, 2013

First Look

I have heard from several people that they are itching to get a look inside the new place - which kind of makes me giggle, because yes, this house is adorable, but boy-oh-boy does it need some love.  But you go! 

We have been hard at work getting things ready for our move at the end of this month, and it's funny how things always seem like they are one step backwards before you can move forwards at all.  The house we are moving to needs some work.  It has great potential, but it was suffering from a case of dated carpet and paneling, you know?  For example - this is the room that will be the boys room...
(Use your imagination - this WILL be cute!) We had previously peeked under the carpet in a different room, and found that most of the carpet in the house had been glued down - so we were pretty confident that we would be replacing this carpet with new carpet - we had even picked out the carpet already, but were holding off on making the purchase.  Imagine our surprise when we pulled up the carpet to find...
...beautiful hardwoods.   Aside from having to remove hundreds of staples (tedious!) and all of the tack strip, the floors were in wonderful shape - they had clearly been very well cared for at one point.  And then, THEN! We found the same beautiful floors in what will be our bedroom as well!

At some point we will likely rent a sander and actually refinish the floors, but we are still a little stunned that the floors are even there to begin with! And okay - yes - the room still has a long way to go and it is a bit cave-like right now...
This picture is before the tack strip and staples were removed - it is looking even better now!
...but I can see it! Can you?


  1. Yay for finding the hardwood floors! I can totally see it- you will make it beautiful : )

  2. YAY FOR HARDWOODS! So glad they are in great shape too! What a surprise.

    1. I just stared for a while! PS - I am totally waiting to a CERTAIN story to show up on your blog!! One that involves diamonds...

  3. Yayyyyyyy for hardwoods! I am so excited to see what you do with the space! :)

  4. More hardwood floors for Jaco...slip slid-den away...AK

  5. i can!! i can!! i know it will be beautiful sissy! and you know what is the most beautiful, i can come over whenever i want!!!!!


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