DIY - Refinishing Hardwood Floors

a house full of some chaos.  Saturday - Hubs and I headed out on a mission.  We were going to find that puuuuuurfect sectional.  Can't be too big, as this is an old house and we just don't have that kind of room.  After lots of sitting, scooting out of some super soft couches and zapping one another mulitple times from all of the static of our escapades we narrowed it down to 2 choices.

Choice 1: I'm a BIG fan of chocolate brown, it's getting a little obnoxious actually.  This was super comfy but not so sure about the fabric.

Choice 2: Ahh - now this one, love that it's simple, the fabric is super soft, I get to pick my own color & it has the chaise that I really wanted.  Hubs sure thinks it's a winner, he's already napping. 

#2 is winning for me so far, but I'm just not 110% sure yet, and hey! - when you are spending this kind of money you have to be 110% sure!  This might also have something to do that this our first real piece of furniture we are purchasing, minus our mattress.

So, couch browsing led to a discussion of what we were going to do with the floors in the living room.  It was a mauve'y weird color, has some stains from little one and orig. was either going to get all new carpeting down the road or perhaps putting in a floating floor.  BUT the Hubs, knew there were wood floors under the carpetng and suggested we see what kind of condition they were in and perhaps re-do them.  At this stage in pregnancy I'm all for whatever, I just want it to not take forever and be done before baby's arrival.

To our delight (sort-of) we found that the wood was in good condition but there was paint splatters everywhere, which of course meant they'd have to be sanded down. So the hubs hand sanded the edges and then rented one of those big ones. Two days of having floor dust going everywhere. Even with places taped off, closed doors, this dust has managed to creep into every place on every floor I swear.  So - here are the before, in progress, and an after picture of the floors having their coats of finish on them. 

We had to pick up some shoe molding today to finish the baseboards now that the carpet is gone. While there we decided to check and see what rugs they had in store. I've been drooling over the keyboard checking out rugs on Lowe's website all week. And to my delight they had one of the two kinds I had it narrowed down to. Hubs looked it over and happily agreed that he liked them also.  Woo-hoo!!!

Here's the rugs after we unrolled them. Completely in love with them - honestly, never thought I'd get so excited over area rugs!

I'm so ready to order our couch next week and get some finishing touches in here to show you the finished product.  Fingers crossed all before Baby Avalynn's arrival!

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