February 2, 2011

Change Is Good...

This builder carpet has been in our master bedroom since we moved in nine years ago. When we moved in, it was already fifteen months old. Ten year old builder's carpet = gotta go.

I painted our bedroom and bathroom walls last summer, and then made the new quilt for our bed last fall, so all that was left was to get rid of that crummy flooring.

Handsome and I decided now was the time for a change, so we chose the new flooring and got the ball rolling.
Last Friday was the big day. The installers arrived around noon and cleared out the furniture (which we really appreciated).
Six hours later, our new floor was finished. The furniture was moved back into place (with a few changes) and we slept in our "new" room that night.
We woke up Saturday morning with the sun streaming in our windows, and shining off our new floors. Dog paws are a little noisier now, but we're thoroughly loving the new look.
I can't help but smile every time I look at them. We did the dining room, too, but I'll save those photos for later. So, tell me what you think. Do you think it's an improvement, too, or did you like the carpet better? (You can always click on my photos to enlarge them for a closer look.)
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Anne: I've received both of your emails and have responded to them, however all of my replies have come back to me as "undeliverable". You told me that you don't have a blog, so I haven't been able to find another way to get in touch with you.

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UPDATE: Ann read this blog post and contacted me again. YEA!!! I guess I was having trouble getting back to her until she added my email address into her address book. Voila! We're chatting like bffs now!

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Vintage Sandy said...

Love the new floor much better!!

DeeDee said...

Totally an improvement... it is so inviting and lovely now...a beautiful room...

Sherry said...

The new floors are an improvement. It is one we have been talking about making at our house. I love the wood.

Holloway Family said...

Beautiful! I love hardwood floors. The quilt is beautiful as well!

Pam in Brussels, Belgium

MosaicMagpie said...

Love the look! It is amazing the difference now I want my whole house to look like this!
Deb

Charlene said...

Hey sweetie! LOVE the new floors. We did the same thing... out with the carpet in with wood floors. LOVE THEM! And I think it helps the allergies so much. As for the puppies... it slows them down(because the soon learn they will fall on their keesters if they run on them)& as for the noise... at least you know where those suckers are. :) Ya gotta look for the bright spots. Maybe you should make them little quilted booties with grippers. STAY WARM!
Charlene

Beedeebabee said...

Your new floor is so beautiful, Donna...the entire room is so beautiful!!! Great choice! xoxo Paulette :D

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love the hardwood floor! Definitely gives the room a more elegant look. Great quilt and colors! Best wishes, Tammy

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Donna,

Wood floors are so much better, and in your climate, probably better suited. I do like carpet, too, it has it's merits. Have a lovely day!

Hugs,
Meri

Suzann said...

LOVE the floors. I have a "thing" for hardwood floors.

Jan M said...

Love the new look! The important thing is that you do, too!
We previously lived in an older home with hardwoods throughout. Our current home has carpet in the bedroosm. I never thought I would miss the wood in the bedroom, but I do.

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

Love the new look...I have the same type of flooring in my home as well. Isn't it a nice feeling to have that all done...Hugs Susan

Chris said...

Gorgeous floors! Don't you just love the feel of them under your toes? Since my hubby is a Master Pergo installer, I'm partial to hard surface flooring. Our house was totally carpeted, even the bathrooms! What were they thinking? Floors are cooler in the Florida heat- just ask Bryn and Maui. So when do we get to see the diningroom?
Chris

Mya said...

When I was a litle girl we were living in an old house with wood floors through out most of the house. Carpets were the upgrade in the new homes, but I could not understand why people wanted to completely cover up the floors - of course the new homes had plywood sheets under them. I have always prefered wood floor with rugs, so I am glad that over the years they are the "new rage" again.

Your room is beautiful and the
only problem you might have is that it is inviting also. The colors are bright yet soft.

Why does it remind me of New Orleans?

I looked at a photo of this quilt in your "quilt project" side bar. Such detail, so much work, so beautiful.

Fun With This and That said...

The rooms are so nice .That quilt is so great so much work. I have some wood and lamitated to me they are so warm and cozy.You do good. Laura

LemonyRenee' said...

Oh, I LOVE it! Great choice!

Liszha said...

Yeah! Much better, what a beautiful floor!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Donna,

Just plain gorgeous. I might have to think about doing that myself. Gorgeous quilt. Working on mug mats!

Carol

Patty said...

A definite improvement.

te_roti said...

Loving the completed bedroom makeover.

Minimiss

Mary said...

A very beautiful room !

Michelle May said...

Let's see....can we say FABULOUS!!! Oh yes! Yes we can!!!
Loooooooooooove it!!! Totally rocks!
xx, shell

Marydon said...

Donna, I love your flooring ... it changes your whole room! It is so elegant & rich now. That quilt is 2D4, my friend.

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Kathy said...

I love the new floors! If I ever build a house, I want to put in all hardwood floors right from the start. Yours are beautiful - can't believe how they change the room.

Melody said...

Hi Donna,
I've just found your lovely blog. Your work is very beautiful.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love hardwood floors... there is so much light in the room now...just lovely. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Createology said...

How beautiful your new wood floor is and really brings new life to your tranquil and beautiful bedroom. I love your new floor. Happy February Hearts to you...

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I love the hardwood floor look, but then I am partial to hardwood floors. I have them in three bedrooms. I finally got dug out of the snow last night so that they could come and get me this morning. It is the first that I have worked this week. I had to do statements. I am going to drive tomorrow. They have cleaned me a place at work to park my car. I see you are getting rain, I hope you don't get the freezing rain. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

The French Bear said...

Love the new floor!!!! What a lovely yellow color on the walls...it all looks so good......and accomplished so quickly!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

Missie said...

Wow! Your floors are gorgeous. I am contemplating taking out the carpet downstairs and having wood (or fake wood) floors put down. I think my upstairs will have to stay carpet for now. Really nice color too!

Sarah said...

Donna, thumbs up on the new flooring. Your bedroom looks bright and cheerful. Love the color of the walls.
You will enjoy this for years to come. ~ Sarah

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Wood Floor add such a RICH look to the floors. LOVE IT!!! Your bedroom is SO beautiful and LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your quilt! The color you have on your walls is so wonderful with the dark furniture and floors. I LOVE IT!!!
Hugs to you,
Donna

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