Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Nursery Progress

The second guest bedroom in our house is finally being shaped into a nursery. The first major step was taking out the somewhat shabby carpet and replacing it with laminate flooring. We found a fantastic deal on a beautiful style at Lowe's, and I figured "how hard can it be to do it myself?" 

I should never say that before a project. 

The carpet came out without too much trouble, and then it took an hour or so to prep the concrete floor. The closet and the doorframe were the toughest parts, and once those were done, it was just a matter of measuring, locking pieces together, cutting, and repeating until the flooring stretched all the way to the far wall. I made a few cutting mistakes, and when all was complete, I had two planks left over out of the 88 I started with. 

The flooring itself took about 12 hours of labor over one weekend. Then came the quarter-round molding, which was far more tedious than the floor, with the mitered corners and such. But the flooring is now done, and our next step is to pick out paint colors and furniture, which we're doing this weekend. Here are a few pictures from the ordeal:

I'm doing my part to get the nursery ready, and as you can see, Tam's doing her part to occupy it. We're past the halfway point now at 21 weeks, and there's undoubtedly a baby on board.

3 comments on "Nursery Progress"

Jake&Becca on October 7, 2009 at 7:14 AM said...

The floor looks great. And the room color looks amazing with it - go figure. You could just do a western theme and skip painting :) (I know a long shot, but I'm trying to help you out Michael)

shantel said...

Great job on the floor!! Can't wait to see the nursery all finished....I'm sure you can't either! I especially love the last picture, you look wonderful!! Miss you!!! :(

lindy on October 27, 2009 at 9:11 AM said...

Love the flooring! And Tam you look so cute! Hope all is well...