So my husband and I have this cute apartment. The only thing I hate about it is the neighbors upstairs and parts of the floors are a bit crooked with awful patch jobs. We had carpeting mostly throughout except for the kitchen and bathroom which had tiling. I hate carpet because it's so hard to keep clean and one of my cats liked to use it as his scratching post AND bathroom
Then one day I took a peak underneath all the carpets to find there was old hardwood flooring underneath, some finished, some not. So we called the landlord to ask if we could rip it up. "Sure go ahead. Do whatever you want."
Well hell yes I will!! We only have the LR done, for the most part, and the bathroom was just a small update. So first the LR which I only have partials of. Oh, and yes, we did it ALL by hand with 3 different grits because the boards were not level with each other! And we have frost heaves along the wall with the couch on it, haha!
Before - with nasty burber carpet *shudders*
In Process -
- I just had to
Sort of finished, painted walls that didn't end at the floor (I filled them afterwards)
- Water Bamboo, in case you're wondering.
So about the side with the messy screen and furniture - We used the screen with a sheet over it because we don't have a door to this room (which would go next to my sewing desk area), so the paper on the screen was covered with sand dust that I couldn't take off even with a steam cleaner. So I ripped it off and I'm waiting to get a staple gun so I can staple the fabric onto it. Afterwards, it will be covering my husband's jewelry bench in that left corner.
And the bathroom - the only before photo had Anakin sitting on the toilet. And no he doesn't use it
After, same color paint used in the LR -
Whew! Next up is our dining room and bedroom which don't have as bad of floors. Give me a month for that, lol! What do ya think?