Labour day and we be labourin. Here's the front room- our first project. Some before pics:
The trim, while it looks really cool, is NOT actually a wood grain. It
was all hand painted with a roller to look like wood grain. I like it a
lot, but after some discussion it needs to go. The trim will be white
to brighten in up a bit and add some contrast to the wood floors under
the carpet. We'll keep the yellow for now. Spent the day sanding and
painting. Still have to tape and paint all the little edges everywhere,
but its starting to look good.
Peeled back some more of the carpet. We had pulled a little corner back
and were excited by what we saw- floor looked to be in pretty good
shape. Of course, you KNOW it couldn't be that simple... Right!?
Yeah, the wire there by the door... Not too impressed with that.
Haven't talked with Mrs. Punch yet, but the carpet will probably get
rolled back in place while we finish the painting in here and then redo
the dining room. The floor is definitely salvageable, but its going to
take some elbow grease. I think it would be best to get the dining room
done and any other room downstairs that we plan on having as a wood
floor, so we can rip all the carpet out at the same time and sand / seal
/ stain / whatever we decide on the floors all at once.