As I’ve mentioned in my bathroom floor post, I am trying to get rid of all the carpet in my house. I am one step closer to that goal now that I have refinished two sets of stairs in my house. Well, to be really techinical, I was one step closer to that goal a year ago when I actually took the carpet off of the stairs! But now (a year later) I have finally completed refinishing them!
Before I continue, I should clarify that I am not a perfectionist. I am a “it’s good enough” kind of person. If you are a perfectionist, than you probably won’t be pleased with this project. For me, it is absolutely wonderful! Read More →
It is my goal to get rid of all the carpet in our house. If you wonder why, let me simply remind you that I have three boys!
I have friends who are in the position where they can afford to put in all hardwood and continually upgrade their house. If I let it, the feeling of accomplishment that I get from my little improvements starts diminishing – like if I am not redoing things with the “best” or have them professional installed, then I shouldn’t be happy with what I have. However, when I feel this way, I try to actively pep talk myself out of it because I know it is not true. If I am happy with my little improvements, then that is enough!
So as I was saying, one of those improvements I want to make is to get all the carpet out of my house! I redid the floors upstairs last summer and installed laminate wood flooring, which I LOVE!! But, I still had this one patch of carpet upstairs – and in the worst place:
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I spend a lot of time repairing things around the house. It seems something is always breaking. I used to feel overwhelmed by things breaking because it meant calling a repairman, and I never knew how much it was going to cost. Well, after one particular time we had a repairman who had to return three time to correct his “repair,” I said to myself “Geez, if fixing things means Read More →