Monday, December 10, 2012

A Practice Run

We are slated to makeover CJ's bedroom a few weekends from now, and before beginning we wanted to rehearse the whole laying of laminate flooring thing. So this weekend we did the floors in Nemo's study, which suffered from the same odd flooring situation as CJ's bedroom.
(When I say we, I of course mean that Nemo did all the work and I made lunch for him).

His study is a very small room (about 9'x6') at the end of the hall. I have no idea what it was used for when the house was built 100 years ago. It's too small to be a bedroom. Storage? Fainting room? Who knows.

Before:
(Remember that there's just sub floor beneath that lovely modern area rug and the "parquet" is stick-on tiles).

During: 
(That's the sub floor that the area rug was so cleverly hiding).

After:


All in all, we're pretty pleased with the way it turned out. There were a couple of minor hitches but the entire project only took about 8 hours and it cost less than $100! We got an awesome deal on the laminate, thanks to a Black Friday sale at Lumber Liquidators.

I haven't confirmed this with Nemo, but it seemed way easier and more fun than building a kitchen from the ground up over the course of six months.

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