The time has finally come!

We knew that our plywood floors were just a fix until we were going to spend big money on actual floors. It’s not regretted, because it truly was a better option than the carpet that was there previously. Here’s just a glimpse of what the carpet looked like throughout the top floor:

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The carpet got torn out immediately (can you blame me?), then we lived with the stained plywood for almost two years:

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It wasn’t the worse thing, but it did turn out better in some places than others which resulted in a floor with unevenness and paint splatters from when the house was built. But you throw some big rugs on where you can and get on with it ๐Ÿ˜‰

This post is less of a tutorial and more of letting you see a transformation because even though we put in the floors ourselves, a.) I personally didn’t do it, and b.) apparently it’s pretty easy and all you got to do is follow the directions on the box!

Here are some before & during pics:

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A HUGE pro to not jumping into floors right away was being able to live in it and see what I actually wanted. Originally I thought I wanted a dark floor (hence why we stained it dark), but after living with it I realized I wanted more of a lighter, brown tone and I’m so glad we figured that out before we made a big purchase on the wrong one.

 

And now here are some afters!

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When you compare the two, it does kinda look like we were living like barn animals haha. So happy to finally have this major project done! I hoped you enjoyed seeing this transformation! It sure is fun being able to experience it first hand and live in it.

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1 Comment

  1. Renee

    October 14, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Wow it looks so wonderful! I didn’t think your house could look at better. Thanks for sharing.

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