Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rip it Up

And so, it begins...

Sure is nice to have a strong, even tempered guy to help out!

The carpet and the padding were so gross!

It didn't take too long to tear it up and put the furniture back. I loath the living room furniture, too, so I'm resisting the urge to throw it out with the carpet. Don't think it would be too comfortable sitting on the bare wood floor. 

Dark spots...Sir Max.

Gonna have to get some Kilz to cover up those spots before we primer it so they don't bleed through the paint. Would be a lot easier if we could swing the price of carpet, but until we can, painted floors will have to do.

Even the bare floors are better than that cruddy carpet.  We should have done this a long time ago.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Rooster Inspired Remodeling

I'm so ready for a new look for my house!  While browsing through the thrift store today, I found this handsome fellow...

He has now become my inspiration for the new look I'm going for - French Country Farmhouse.

Here's my paint pallet...

I made it by uploading a picture to LetsChipIt.com - a site by Sherwin-Williams that does just that...lets you upload a picture or find one on the internet that you like and ChipIt will transform it into a paint pallet for you.

I'm sure the Re-Do will be slow, but I'll post pictures here as I go. First order of business is to rip the cruddy carpet out of my house and cross my fingers that the plywood sub-flooring is in good enough shape to paint. I might even do one or two rooms with the brown paper bag floor technique. I saw one picture with the paper bag technique using white paper. It looked cool, too.

Wish me luck!