So, as you can see from my prominent slide show, we are now done with the front room and hallway, except for the transitions (which will be last) and the trim work, which will probably take a couple more weekends. I still have to go and decide on what kind of trim I want...I'm not a huge fan of trim. Sure, it looks nice, but I absolutely HATE cleaning baseboards. I realize that I have to have something there, but I'm looking for something minimal but within the spirit of the decor of my house. As well as something that will be easy to clean.
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO proud to be married to my husband. I always am, but especially this week. He has done such a GREAT job on this project. The front room was relatively easy, but cutting the pieces to fit around all the doorjambs in our hallway (6...3 bedrooms, a bathroom and 2 closets) was a really, really big pain in the butt. It took as long to do that as the whole rest of the front room. Cole did a great job, and I am really proud of him. He also has great attention to the little details...he wants it to look as perfect as possible.
Today he started ripping apart the cheap laminate that was down in the kitchen, and the carpet in the family room. Check out the linoleum that was under the laminate...it's interesting to see the history of a house. Tomorrow he'll finish laying the subfloor in the family room area...then he'll patch, prime, and paint. Saturday and Sunday we're planning to lay down the Pergo....and do as much of the finish work that we have time for. The rest we'll do little by little until it's all done.
The kids were funny when they saw the new, temporary set up in the front room. We've never had a TV in there, so they were excited about the newness of it all. And every time Talia sees a significant change (such as the blue walls, or the furniture in that room) she just says Oh-OH...again and again. The cats think we've gone crazy, and Indy especially doesn't quite know what to think about all these changes.
Speaking of changes, I managed to really impress my husband yesterday. I put in over half of that floor while he cut the pieces that needed to be cut, and I also helped him haul furniture all around the house. Apparently, I've been upgraded from Great Wife to Great wife with remodeling skills. Of course, I still haven't really gotten to impress him with my painting skills, but eventually he'll have to let me paint something.
So, in the next couple of weeks, we're going to be painting our cabinets (so that they look better with our new, pretty mahogany colored floors). I'm probably going to paint them a really, really dark espresso, so brown it's almost black, color. But, I'm really nervous about it, so any opinions about that color, or any other possible color options, I would be most grateful. Just leave me a comment. We've already decided that we would rather paint than stain.
I'm sure I'll have more to post about soon...and I really can't wait until I have time to do the makeup bag tag.... I am such a makeup-aholic. :)