The Master BedroomOr something like that. Look, you are going to have to put up with some pretty crummy pictures in the post. If you follow my posts somewhat regularly, you are used to this! If you are new, well, you'll get used to it! Many of my pictures are taken while I'm working and I realize "oh yeah! I should share this!" So please forgive me.
Our bedroom is really the last room in the house that needs flooring. We painted before we moved in, but we figured we would redo it someday. The problem is that because it was already so crummy, we didn't much care how clean it was on a regular basis. Once a month or so I would try to dig my way out of the piles of mail and clothes, but normally it looked like...
|THIS! Yes, blurriness was part of that look. Shhh|
|And our dresser looked like this. Sort of hiding a huge tangle of |
cords that were for a no longer connected modem? I have no idea
why we left that all there for so long. We've had a portable wifi
device for 6 months!
|My desk often looked like this. Covered, un-accessible because|
it is blocked by boxes of mail that needs to be shredded or filed....
|And our closet was regularly overflowing with our clothes |
and other assorted junk.
|This is my night stand. Books, mail, purses, shoes,|
everything I might need in the next ... never.
|YUCK. That is grime. *shudder*|
|Closet purged, now to empty it.|
|Yuck. You know, you might think that as bad as that looks I would paint it again before laying floor, right? But no. I had 2 days!! There's no time for painting! I did attempt to mop. It wasn't working, so I moved on.|
|I started laying planks in the far corner. Just me and a nail gun, laying wood planks.|
|Things went pretty well until...I realized that some of my boards were NOT cut to the magical 11.5"! Oh yay!|
|See those gaps? Got a few of those. We're going to call them "character" and "authenticity". I love this room right at this moment though. I do.|
|View from the kitchen|
|View from the hall.|
|Clothes stacked up high.|
|WHY do we have so much STUFF?|
|Can't look anymore.|
|Back to work. Actually, done staining and all the stuff piled, I mean NEATLY arranged in our room. A good portion of it never came back. :D|
|I don't love the gaps. But I can live with them because I have FLOORING.|
|So here is the deal with the stain. I used an all in one Minwax, stain and seal. There is a funny story that goes with this, but I'm going to save myself some embarrassment. Remind me to tell it someday.|
|And now a few pictures of what our room *should* look like on a regular basis. But I won't lie: its 6 months later and my room is cluttered. It's not nearly as bad, but it could use a purge. Anyway, keep scrolling.|
|I have one plank yet to lay. I couldn't decide if I wanted to pull all the trim out and lay it now, so I left it. I guess I didn't want to mess with it.|