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Construction time!

This is what happens when you watch too much HGTV. You start to think you can do anything. 

Odessa and I decided that we don’t like the carpet in the living room.  So we did the only logical thing. We ripped it out to commit ourselves to having to tile. 

We kind of decided to do all this last minute. So we forgot to take intentional before pics. Forgive the amount of dogs and kids.  I had to go back to find pix of what the place looked like. 

The living room shortly after moving in.

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The dining room.

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Another view.

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The carpet was chocolate brown, the paint is submarine gray, and the baseboards are the cheapest the previous owner could find.  Those are all about to change.

The new wall color.

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The new tile is Marazzi Montagna line, Vintage Chic.

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It’s a wood look tile that has the appearance of being old reclaimed Barnwood with weathering and flecks of old paint. 

So, we ripped the carpet out and cleaned the floor.

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And I took the baseboards off.

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The living room now looks like this.

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All of our furniture is piled in to ‘the room without a purpose.’ Hopefully that room figures out what it is when we’re done.
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And after a few trips to Home Depot we have everything set and ready to go.

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If this goes well, the next step is built in shelves in the living room, wainscoting and new lighting in the laundry room, new baseboards and trim throughout, and eventually new cabinets in the kitchen.

So join us for the ride! Laugh at our follies. Give us advice or pointers. Or use us as a bad example. If you work for HGTV, give us a show! We are doing all the work ourselves. Should be a fun time. 

Feel free to comment with your own DIY experiences. Here goes nothing…

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3 Responses to “Construction time!”


  1. 1 avwalters May 31, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Good luck. We’ll expect after pics!

  2. 2 Louvenia June 22, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Can you tell us more about this? I’d care to find out some additional information.


  1. 1 casino Trackback on January 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm

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