Thursday, April 7, 2016

Day 1 - not smooth

Yes, I said Day 1. So what I thought was a 1 day job is far from reality.  My floor guy arrived late and with news that he couldn't start for a few hours AND he would be working alone as his helper phoned in sick.  So nothing happened all morning (which I took off work to help) I know these things happen and it was unavoidable so I'm not blaming him.  Just a tad frustrated.  He arrived at noon and got right   at it.  The first piece of carpet
And it revealed hardwood.  But it was in very bad shape.  Lots of large gaps and cracks with random shims placed here and there.    .   Now I know repairing it would be really expensive so covering it was the right choice. .  Actually it was a bit of a relief
Then we got to the dining room and it revealed another surprise - linoleum 
But the best was what we found under the carpet in the den.  Hold on to your hats......
I laughed so hard when we uncovered this.  I bet this was tres chic at the time and I'm sure all the neighbourhood housewives were jealous.  But WOW, that is some busy, ugly floor covering!
Unfortunately that's as far as we got today.  So those three rooms are currently uninhabitable, the kitchen is jammed with furniture and inaccessible. I have survived on a box of Krispy Kreme donuts and a pizza Abby and I are sequestered in the back corner of the kitchen where I hook rugs.  One chair, a tv and a puppy pen.  Needless to say neither of us is a happy camper tonight 


  1. Maybe the den linoleum will be the inspiration for your next hooked!
    Hugs :)

  2. Wow, isn't interesting to see what is under the carpet? That is some really interesting linoleum. I hope the day is better tomorrow.

  3. Renovating an older home can be full of surprises. It's always inconvenient but it's the price you have to pay to get what you want. I hope you won't have nightmares after seeing that ugly old floor covering, lol.

  4. It will all be worth it a month from now.

  5. I expect you will be hooking a rug patterned after that fabulous flooring!?!?

  6. That is a shame, it looks like nice wood, just not spaced properly, so it got ruined. We had subfloors and not even good ones so we had to replace all that and new wood floors, and since my husband did it, took months, but well worth it in the end.


  7. WOW!That's too many surprises in one day. I hope that tomorrow will be better and a lot of work gets done.
    Take care, Janet W

  8. Krispy Kremes and pizza. That would make it a beautiful day 1.

  9. I'm sure it is utter chaos to you and Abby but you sure do spin a great yarn. Just think how elated you will be when the floor is all done and your furniture placed back. Bet that will also get you furniture shopping again ~ or at least window shopping.

  10. yikes...that's some scary next week you'll have floors of beauty...maybe waiting for some hooked rugs...

  11. You will love the finished product and you won't remember the pain...sort of like child birth! (except I remember the pain and I remember how much I hate the mess of any project..just sayin') However, the Krispy Kreme part sounds nice!

  12. That looks like a job! But as soon as I saw the result it was worth it!

  13. Holy cow! I have never seen a floor like that - Yikes!

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