The Reveal

I finally have my computer back, here it is in the computer armoire.
Do you see anything different?

 It arrived in these boxes:

 Yep, hardwood floors!!!
I was hoping to show you nice pictures of a completed job, but they ran into complications and it became a huge project!

The old, dirty carpet was removed:

 This is the discovery of uneven surface not suitable for laying wood floors. In Florida the foundation of homes is a concrete slab. If it isn't perfectly even (if it rains on the slab while the cement is still wet) then this has to be fixed by pouring more cement to be smoothed out nicely. This has to dry overnight, then the next day it has to be sanded to a smooth surface.

I didn't get a picture of the huge sander (because I was hid out, undercover, with the dust storm flying everywhere!

See that layer of dust - it is on every square inch inside our house!!!

Fortunately most of the furniture was stacked in the garage, but all the blinds, chandeliers, etc. were exposed. Plus, we have very high shelves throughout our house that dust is on. About three weeks ago we climbed high ladders and cleaned these high shelves. Now we get to do it all over again! What fun.

 My dream of having new flooring has turned into a nightmare!! What should have been finished in three or four days is now at least seven days. We are living in a huge mess, furniture and accessories are stored in each bedroom.   Guest room:

Master bedroom:

That's the computer armoire, it has now been moved back to it's place.
Here's the back of it, from another angle:

Another angle:

Breakable things on top of bedroom TV armoire.

Does this look like an episode from Hoarders? I promise you it will be clean and organized SOON!

More stuff in the office/craft room:

One night the worker's tools, etc. was stored in this room as well:

Then the boxes of wood was stored in the guest room:

The Family room TV armoire is in the breakfast nook, along with the sofa:

View of breakfast nook from the kitchen:

The breakfast nook table and chairs are in the middle of the kitchen:

Another view of the kitchen:

and another:

and another:

This is how they left us Saturday, the family room floor, the exposed part is where the sofa goes. That will be finished Monday, but the sofa can't go back until Tuesday (after the glue dries.)
 Tools in the dining room:

Hopefully the wood will be laid in here tomorrow too.


Nice home tour, huh? I promise when this is all done and put back together I will take pictures of it looking pretty! That is if I survive all this work!!

Here's two shots of the high shelves I will be cleaning tomorrow:

Pray for me, this is a lesson in patience!!! I hope I pass the test.

Hopefully, by the weekend I can give an update, a happy one!


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Congrats on the new flooring, it is gorgeous!! I know you feel like you're in a heck of a mess, just keep thinking how you're going to enjoy the out come and look back one day and laugh... lots of prayers for your patience to continue. fondly ~lynne~

Debbie said...

I know you're going to love it!! I would love to do the same project here, but that is way...way down the line. It will be worth all the mess and hassle.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh that patience test...nearly impossible to pass....I know this firsthand. The Lord keeps giving it to me and I keep failing!
It will be beautiful - eventually!!

Adrienne said...

Keep you eye on the goal, dear friend! It's going to be wonderful. I do understand the nightmare - and the dust - but, oh how I wish I could have hardwood floors installed here at my home. Since that won't happen any time soon, I'll just enjoy looking at yours.

Susan said...

Wood floors was one of my guesses!! It is going to look beautiful and be well worth all the work, delays and effort.

Cathy said...

This to will pass and boy will you be glad. I am just jealous I want them too. I sure it will be well worth all the dust. Guess I will just admire yours. <:)

Cathy's Cupboard Calmity

must love junk said...

Hopefully it will be worth it in the end! They look gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog-I'm now following you :)

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I love the flooring! It can be a test of our patience and sanity when re-doing such chores as these can't it? But you will love the end result. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kathleen said...

Oh boy! Nothing ever goes smoothly. I have oak floors throughout and I dread having the screened and poly'd. Such a mess, dust everywhere!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, but the floors are just so gorgeous! When you get everything back in place, you'll be so happy you won't even remember this!
You have a lovely home, I can't wait!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Beautiful flooring! I noticed right away!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Katherine, What a huge job--but I think you'll love it in the end! Enjoy your new floors. Linda