My husband and I purchased our home a little more than a year ago. We purchased it in dire conditions. Notice the –as I like to call it– “dinosaur” wall in the middle of the two living rooms, the blue-green carpet, the multi-colored room, the standard oak kitchen cabinets and vinyl floors. Unbelievably, there was carpet in the . . .gasp. . . master bathroom (I didn’t take pictures)! You will find my two kids, hubby and my –not knowing–pregnant self knocking the “dinosaur” wall, pulling the carpet and removing all material down to its bare self. Oh, the agony of long, tiresome days, but, nonetheless, we managed to strip it all. What an indispensable relief. Soon, the long days of work, school and weekend renovations became followed by the selection process, budget planning and quote assortment, but, for the sake of this post, I will keep this as phase 1: the teardown.
Moving day: After a long day of moving: The day we got the keys
Before: MLA photo of the Familyroom
Before: The Threshold
Before: Family room and formal living room
Before: MLA photo of the Kitchen
Before: Wall separating the formal living room and family room
Before: Notice the blue-green rug
Before: MLA photo of the upstairs loft, entryway, or as I call it, “the threshold”.
Before: The downstairs room
Before: Downstairs Room, yes the same room with the yellow wall.
Before: The downstairs bedroom, yikes, with the yellow and red wall.
Before: My husband taking a swing at the “dinosaur” wall.
Before: Yes, I am swinging with a tiny hammer . . . oh the embarrassment, the shame.
Before: The dining room (the previous owners had as a gym).
Before: After the strenuous carpet removal.
Before: The view from the upstairs loft, boy does it look better without the half (dinosaur) wall.
Before: The hallway going into the master bedroom after the carpet removal.
Before: The stairs after the carpet removal.