Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Family Antiques

My mama-in-law passed along two really neat old items for our home.

This great old RCA radio.
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And this beautiful mirror from Hub's great-grandmother's farmhouse in Arkansas. Sentimental and sweet to have.
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Lots of little family bits to love around here.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Our Great Adventure: Flooring

Before: carpet and vinyl
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(here we are in November '09)

{Well, we finished laying the kitchen tile, moving all of our furniture into our front 3 rooms and garage, then ripping up all 1200 sf of carpet and the blasted tack strips that went with it--so the next step on the agenda was to install our own laminate.

After a really rough time fighting with some iffy-quality laminate, we returned all 55 boxes and launched plan B. Through a great friend we got a good deal on some hardwood...and it would be installed by the pros. In 2 days! We were relieved and so happy with the result.

The good news: since we had huge installation help, we met our goal of redoing 90% of our flooring in one month.

The bad news: we'll be eating canned beans for all of 2011.}

During: chaos! but lots of fun for our ambitious little hearts :)
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After: a new house!
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Very happy to make this investment ~ so thankful we were able to.

Thrilled to be done!
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"Yyyyyyyyyyeeeessss! We're done!"

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