I’ve been itching to pull out the carpet in my office for so, so long. This weekend, I finally just went for it.
With the help of the kids, of course.
This wasn’t just destruction done on a careless whim … the plan is to replace all of the downstairs floors with hardwood or tile or anything other than eight-year-old carpet, so this is the beginning of many carpet-removal days to come.
It was surprising how quick that carpet came out. The boys helped remove all the staples and perimeter tack strips. I like doing manual, hands-on projects like this with the kids. It’s so good for them. And makes the work go even faster!
Since we don’t have a final plan for the floors, I just rolled a coat of leftover white paint on the chippy plywood sub floor.
It doesn’t look great, I’m well aware. Chippy plywood with obvious seam lines and nail holes is not necessarily an ideal floor, but it will do for now. I really like the brightness of a white floor and it just feels cleaner and fresher without the carpet.
Moving out all the furniture motivated me to do a massive purge/reorganization.
This is how I spent Mother’s Day … folding tissue paper and organizing pretty craft supplies so that when I open the drawer, I’m inspired to create. It’s the little things, I tell you.
And look! I found a new office chair!
Details on that handsome fella tomorrow.