Thursday, July 3, 2014

Something to Crow About! (Updated)

God is soooo good to us!

These pictures were taken before we took the floor out of the other house.
We're just now starting to put it down in our house.

We had painted the first coat of paint on the bare floor when my brother, Rod, found an ad on Craigs List for 800 square feet of used laminate wood flooring complete with padding for only $200.  That's a $2000 value if bought new!

The only catch (and it wasn't really a catch at all) is that we had to go rip it up. The guy had bought the house and was replacing the wood floors with tile. My brother, Lee, myself and my two grandsons, Ethan & David drove across town and ripped up 5 rooms of flooring and hauled it home.

You'll see in the pictures that the guy had taken down the popcorn ceilings in the rooms, so all that will have to be cleaned off, but other than that, it's in great condition. We got enough to do the dining room, living room, family room and hall, with enough left over to do probably one more room.

Lee got off work tonight after drywalling all day (you can tell by all the white stuff on his clothes) and just couldn't wait to start laying a few pieces in. I really like it and think it will work just fine with the country farmhouse look I'm going for.


The first few pieces go down...

I'll say it again...
God is soooo good to us!

Two hard working guys...

A few hours later...

Done with the dining/living rooms!

The next day we did the family room...

Now we just have the hall to do and the office
if we have enough wood left.

Hall is done and we're almost finished
with the office/laundry room. 

...and we still have wood left!

Tired of seeing pictures of my wood flooring?
Then I have a surprise for you...

This is a picture of the counter tops in my kitchen.
God gave us wood flooring to match our counter tops!
(we're not putting the laminate in our kitchen)