Monday, November 19, 2007

No More Bathroom Carpet

We have our new flooring in the bathroom!

Yesterday we had dinner at my grandparents' house, and then my mom and dad took Lucy to their place for a few hours so Ron and I could go home and work for the rest of the afternoon. We tore out all the flooring (the carpet, and the 2 kinds of linoleum) in the main floor bathroom, as well as the toilet. I painted the trim and cabinets white - which still needs some touching up. My parents brought Lucy back to us around 7:30 or 8:00 pm and we put her to bed and continued working. We started with the first floor board around 8:30, and put the last one in just before 12:30 a.m. Ron finished the job by putting the toilet back in place, all neat and clean. We were in bed at almost exactly 1:00 a.m. It looks so much better in there, after basically renovating the entire room in one evening!

Now I'm wondering if the purple I painted it could be a little bit darker. It's practically white, it's so light. I still love the lavender but I want something that will show a little more contrast with the cabinets and trim.

I can't believe we didn't wake up Lucy, as this bathroom is only a few feet down the hall from her room.

We have to finish the floor by putting quarter round along the base trim, but we're going to have to do that throughout all the areas we installed wood laminate (you have to leave a 1/4" gap between the edge of the floor and your base trim, so the floor can "float", and that gap is then covered up by quarter round).

Tonight is the last night we have before carpet goes in tomorrow. We have a few more little things that need to get done, but it should definitely be doable considering how much we prove to be able to get done in an evening.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Exciting! You've been working hard. We had carpet in our bathrooms here too before we put in new floors..so convenient because you don't need a bath mat :). Yuck!