Okay, it has been awhile, but I will blame it on the move to the new house and settling in to a new city. Here is a fun, frugal thing you CAN do! Of course, I cheered on my husband and watched the kids while he labored, but it is something anyone can do. You just need about a week to do it right and let everything dry. So much cheaper than paying someone and what a great feeling of accomplishment!
My husband has become a handy man. Paying for someone to do the wood floors was too expensive. So hubby watched some you tube videos, pulled up the carpet, sanded, stained, and added polyurethane. The result: beautiful hardwood floors! Oh yeah, and he painted the wall a neutral color to replace the turquoise too.
So here is the before:
Here is the in between:
And here is the after:
If he can do it, you can too! Rented a sander, picked a stain, polyurethane and let it sit for about a week to dry! We love them. Thanks to my hard-working hubby, who was willing to try it. Now time to rip up some more carpet and do it again!
Project 2: Reading Nook!
Also, a big thanks to the folks that helped him sand, rip staples, and cut and nail in quarter round. Home Depot folks were very helpful in passing on valuable information to get the right tools and gave him some good advice on how and what to do.