Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Great Room Floor: Phase 1

With Blair on Fall Break this week there exists the possibility of getting much accomplished.  After completing several small (but important) tasks this morning, we began Phase 1 of the great room floor redo after lunch.  The great room is just that - a very large large room.  It is made up of the (rarely used) living room and the dining room.  After the disappointment of the office floor, I was slightly nervous about tearing up this carpet.  Upward and onward though, right?  On to bigger and better things, right.  Right.  Due to the fact that there is soooooo muuuuuch carpet in that large room and the fact that carpet tack is difficult to get up and can take foooreeeeverrrr (Sandlot, anyone?), I thought it would be best to divide it into thirds, remove one section of carpet at a time and all of the staples and tack that accompany it.  That way a certain Little Man would be less likely to get into the trouble he's been looking for all day.  Let's face it, he's a small-Blair-child and as such, is always looking for trouble.

And now, what you've all been waiting for!  The before and mid-way pictures!

 No, I have not already decorated for Christmas.  This is from last year.  However, I have been listening to Christmas music all week....


The edge of Phase 1

Tomorrow, we begin Phase 2 and hopefully Phase 3, getting the entire room done.  Can't wait!!