Friday, August 11, 2017

Living in Chaos

If you read my last post I shared with you I was hoping to have new flooring put down in the house. I truly didn't believe it would happen as quickly as it did. After listening to many advertisements on the radio about
Home Depot running a special on carpet installation ( I am in no way being reimbursed for my post, all opinions are my own),  my girlfriend and I took off to the city to check on the details of the advertisement. Before I left the store I ordered them to come and measure. I'm very lucky to have my floor plan, so I had a general idea as to how much carpet I would need. They were here in 2 days to measure.

I put off the order for about a week, I just couldn't bring myself to pull the plug and place my order. I've waited a very long time to have the carpet replaced. I've saved and saved for this day to come. A couple of friends kept asking when all of it was going to be done, telling me repeatedly to go for it and enjoy the process. I finally decided it was time, I called, talked to a Representative on the phone and the order was placed and an approximate install date was scheduled. 
With a whole house of carpet being put down the house had to be emptied out. When you begin to get ready for flooring you have to find a place to put all of your pretties, man alive do I have a lot of stuff. 
All the pictures came off the walls. I didn't want to take a chance of them being damaged when they stretched and kicked the carpet into place.
 When the sun porch was full to over flowing I began filling up the kitchen area around the table.

My home is 21 years old this fall, and for 21 of those years,  I've walked on squeaks that have bothered me. I pulled the carpet back from the wall along with the padding. There were quite a few nails that had popped loose and other areas that weren't tight. With the use of the screw gun, deck screws and a hammer I went to work. Goodness, there were a lot of loose areas.

 And this isn't even a small portion of the stuff I've moved. Along with trying to empty the house out, the shop has been busy, I've had the yard to take care of and working on a rental house. This girl is meeting herself coming and going.

This area and one in the master behind the closed door had a raised area that was always uneven, making it appear to have a roll or a hump in the carpet. I had to sand and grind off the crown. When the flooring folks get here they will use thin set to even it out so the carpet will lay nice and flat.

They say you have to create a mess before you see the beauty. It's been a very busy couple of weeks, the end is near. The flooring was installed this week and I can't be more pleased. I know many are going to hardwoods, I realize they're cleaner, but this girl is not cleaning the dust off of hardwoods on a daily. I like the plush feel of the carpet under my feet, I'm in the process of putting the house back together. I'll share an update with the carpet choice part of the install and a few little bumps that occurred.
What have all of you been up to? New projects? Or enjoying this beautiful pre-fall weather we've had?
Fondly ~ Lynne ~

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Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word, I do remember all this chaos so well. We had just done that in our last house and then sold it, then bought this house and started with the same chaos and a kitchen remodel too. It will look so pretty when it is all done.

Alycia Nichols said...

You are a brave, brave soul! I applaud your stouthearted approach to all these projects!!! Hang in there, girl!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I've been through this kind of chaos too so I can relate. I'm impressed with the work you did on the flooring. We had that same issue back when we remodeled. We went around rocking back and forth on the flooring screwing it down wherever it was noisy. It really made a difference. I like carpet too. I have one small area with wood, some tile in the kitchen and bathroom but carpet everywhere else. I bed it looks great with your new carpet!

Blondie's Journal said...

I totally get the chaos. Many bloggers assured me it would end one day and I would be very pleased. True! Hang in there!


Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Well, you sure had a mess -- so the end result must be absolutely gorgeous! I'm glad you tackled the job. Enjoy the rewards!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! Oh, new floors! I know it takes a mess but it'll be gorgeous! Thanks for popping in to see me and don't you just love hydrangeas?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said... have been a very busy lady!....but it will be all worth it in the end!