we are slowly getting settled in the new house. for the first few weeks we absorbed our changed environment and took it all in. for me, a relationship has to be built with any house, to fully understand it, before diving into projects. that first project started today, and let me tell you, it feels good to see our vision come to life to make our space feel more like home.
the previous owner installed carpet in the front living room and dining space and it just didn't fit us.
as we invited friends and family in for the first time, we received many objections to ripping out new carpet. i can be a carpet person, if it's a carpet i like, but this wasn't it. and so we moved forward with our vision of having hardwoods cohesive throughout.
tomorrow they'll be sanding and staining, followed by sealing. we still have a couple days ahead of us before we can finally bring in the furniture that has been sitting in the garage for weeks. (not to worry neighbors, we will eventually get our cars out of the driveway and out of sight.)
we're donating the carpet to habitat for humanity and i'm relieved i have found an organization who can reuse it. i'm tempted to throw in that light fixture to the pile too ... any takers? :)