Wednesday, 7 May 2014

A Bedroom Makeover 3. Underfoot

Sorry we missed a post on Sunday - this D.I.Y. malarkey is taking more time than we thought; probably something to do with actually sorting and organising our stuff rather than just assuming its already perfectly tidy and that there's no rubbish hiding among the useful bits! For some reason this is taking a long time...

As we were discussing our plans for the bedroom we continually hit a stopping point. It went something like this "we can't do [insert plan here] - it would clash with the pink carpet". At the eleventh hour we decided the carpet would have to go. We inherited this carpet with the house and it still had a bit of life in it, but it was a rather vivid colour and so to simplify things this happened:

Starting with the carpet, lovely isn't it!

The rather battered chipboard found underneath.

First things first - the underlay.

Slowly building up the new laminate.

As work progressed into the evening things were getting rather gloomy.

You'll have to wait for the end of the project to see the final finish (mostly because this was the last shot taken before we moved onto the next task!). 

8 comments:

  1. You will be rewarded by all your hard work when it's all finished. It's going to look great. Always a problem I find when you inherit other peoples taste I can remember a bright red carpet in my old house that went right through the downstairs, the hallway and stairs. I waited quite a few years before I ceremoniously pulled it up and it did feel good afterwards.

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    1. I think it might have been a small girls bedroom previously which probably didn't help the "other peoples taste" problem. It did feel good to see it disappear!

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  2. It will look great when it is all finished, it seems a never ending task at times.

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    1. It definitely does - furniture it all pretty much assembled but now we have piles of things scattered liberally through upstairs. I'll be glad when its all tidy again!

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  3. The wooden floor is a huge improvement, good call getting rid of the carpet. We inherited carpets when we bought our house and in the end we put wooden floors down throughout the house....I always find them so much cleaner, so easy to just brush and mop.xxx

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    1. Thanks. We only have a couple of rooms with carpet left now as the previous owners had slowly been replacing them as well.

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  4. These DIY tasks seem to go on and on. We've just started decorating Daniel's bedroom whilst he's away at uni. He was talking of coming home this weekend, but we're having the walls plastered on Friday so it would mean him sleeping downstairs and he'd have to give up his lie in, you know what students are like. I think he's going to postpone coming home now.

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    1. Jolly sensible Daniel! These tasks do always seem to take longer than I anticipate - I think I fail to take into account the little jobs as well as the big ones. Getting walls plastered is properly starting from scratch though, hopefully it'll all look good in the end.

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