The ripping up of carpet and laying down of flooring has begun. That`s plywood you see underneath patched up to make it even. Part of the rug in the hall has been cut away, rolled up,tied and sent out to the garbage. To the right is the new floor. We`re laying it from the kitchen out to match up. A little more complicated, rather than starting at the front door like we were going to originally. More cutting small strips in this narrow area until we start the rest of the hall and attached front room. That should go a bit easier. This is going to be a slow process, done in bits and pieces when the time is available and although it`s much nicer to show a before and after picture...there`s no after picture for awhile yet. Bit by bit makes it easier to live in though. Not all bare and grubby at once. Elvis isn`t really sure what to think....
If I could guess, it would be " You are having some rug still, aren`t you Mum? Please."
And yes Elvis. The throw rugs are staying, so you`ll still have some nice soft spots to lie. That is when you`re not on the bed or your couch, you dear hairy monster.
Teddy looks as if he agrees. He couldn`t bare not having soft spots to lie. Ew...no.
Isobell is posing lately for some odd reason. She used to hate the camera. She wants to tell you about the new bit of green carpet under the animal dishes. I call it the slop carpet. It`s replacing another slop carpet. The water dish is the furthest back, so that when Elvis drinks and slops, it lands on the carpet instead of the floor, well most of it. Isn`t that plastic over the antique tablecloth glamorous? haha My couch isn`t covered in plastic. Honest. But there`s a big hairy back that rubs along there when he`s eating. Better the plastic than my nice cloth. Pets. Gotta love em to put up with the little extras that come along with them. But to me they`re worth it. I`ve grown up with animals and I couldn`t do without them. Luckily hubby is an animal lover. Hmmmmm, I might eventually end up staining those chairs and kitchen table. Or making those slip cover things. That would be less work. Even less would be to just paint them brown but I don`t think I`d like the end results of that.
I`ve been finding reading other`s blogs so interesting that I`m not paying much attention to mine lately. I think because I don`t have anything nice to show at the moment. So much to do and all you get is a picture of an ugly floor LOL So it`s been cyber travelling, reading a good book and watching decorating shows on BBC Canada and work of course and slow fixing up. Next I`ll have to decide which is more important to do after the floor, recovering the couch and chairs or buying a hall runner. One will have to wait until next fall most likely. Should I toss a coin? If I get the runner, the hall will be finished and we won`t hear Elvis`s toenails LOL. But if I get the fabric, the sitting area will be so much nicer.
Going to an afternoon get-together tomorrow with some old girlfriends. A couple of them I haven`t seen for I bet... 25 years. Looking forward to it.
Have a great weekend everyone. And if you`ve got the mess of snow that we have here, be safe and may an angel be watching over you on those roads.