Sunday, February 8, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday!





It's Metamorphosis Monday and our lovely hostess is Susan over at :


http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ hop on over to see some really great ideas!




When we moved into our home it was Barbies Pink Palace..and I am being very serious about that. We had pink plush carpet! Well the carpet was brand new and with small kids and no money we lived with it. Funny how no matter how much you try to keep pink carpet clean, over time it turns pinky brown. YUK! Well two years ago we had enough, we had let the carpet remain in the house for 8 years, the kids were older so we moved ahead. I wanted wood, it is easy to clean (except for the constant fight with pet hair) its beautiful and timeless. So my dear husband pulled up all the carpet, we picked out wood. This is where I came in to make it alittle more difficult. I wanted different hues, not just a straight color so we bought three different tones of cherry and he went to town. What a great job he did. The big surprise is what we found under the carpet in the family room. Its was really pretty wood. Original to the house..and we would have kept it but we had already done the rest of the downstairs in the cherry and it was so different. Could we get the color..sure but the plants were very..very different. We also found out the family room sat alittle lower that the adjoining rooms which was a plus as we put our wood over the old wood floor. I was thrilled..maybe sometime way down the road we might revisit that great wood floor, but for now its safe under our new wood floor.




Old wood floor!








New wood floor!














26 comments:

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Margaret...love your new floors! I'm gradually hardwooding my whole house...got 3 rooms left. :-) Hardwoods are the best aren't they...yours turned out beautifully!!! Thanks for sharing them on this Met Monday! Susan

mbkatc230 said...

Love these floors! Your husband did a beautiful job, love the mix of hues. Just gorgeous, and I'm sure you are thrilled to get rid of the pink! Kathy

Shelia said...

Hi Margaret! Oh, your new floors are just stunning! I love the color and the sheen is wonderful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

janet said...

your new floors are amazing, nothing makes a house feel so new and fresh than brand new flooring.
thanks for sharing
janet

ellen b. said...

What beautiful floors! I have to admit I love them both... the before and after :0)

marty39 said...

Pink carpet would really be hard to live with. The old wood floors look lovely, but your new wood floors are just gorgeous. I love the color and that you picked different shades. It makes it sooo much prettier. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

DesignTies said...

Don't you wish you'd discovered the wood under the family room carpeting earlier? You and your family could have enjoyed it all those years you suffered with pink carpet!! The new floors look great, though... no wonder you're happy about this transformation!
Victoria (one half of DesignTies)

Susan said...

Margaret...your new wood floors are beautiful!

Susan

xinex said...

I love your new floors, Margaret! I love the different hues. Your hubby's very talented....Christine

~CC Catherine said...

Margaret, I love hard wood floors too! My home is only two years old and I told my husband my goal is to convert them all over a number of years. These turned out gorgeous! ;) ~CC Catherine

Cass said...

Lovely floors! You chose gorgeous colors, too! Enjoy them. Cass

Maryrose said...

I love wood floors. We have been debating on putting them in instead of the carpet we have. Yours are beautiful.
Thanks for Sharing, Maryrose

The Bliss Journey said...

Margaret, The wood floors are beautiful. I love tile or wood floors with area rugs.
Kathleen

kbbryant said...

I like the results of your project. Wood floors are easier to keep clean aren't they!

Kathy b

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Your floors look great! I hope to add wood floors next year!

marty39 said...

Margaret, thank you so much for your gracious comments about my mini-kitchen remodel. I so appreciate it, and I love having you visit. Hugs, Marty

Lynda said...

How wonderful your floors look! I'm so ready to get rid of our carpet and put hardwood floors, too. Enjoy!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Wonderful! I love wood floors and was fortunate enough to grow up in a home where we had wood floors. I have wonderful oak under my dreadful carpets, and it is my dream to have them uncovered, sanded and refinished...but til then it's an ugly "blue/brown" carpet :0(. blah!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I love it, what a great idea to vary the color! I wouldlove to have hardwood, especially in the family room, it's so difficult to keep carpet clean in a high traffic area. Great job!

DesignTies said...

Hopefully you'll have a chance to restore the original wood flooring one day -- it's beautiful!!

In the meantime, your new cherry flooring looks fantastic!! I like that you went with three different hues -- adds a lot of character and interest.

BTW, your pups are cute!!

Kelly (one half of DesignTies)

Steph said...

Your floors are beautiful!

French Cupboard said...

I like them both. I have always loved the cherry colored wood. My wife and I have your old wood color in our kitchen but the planks are about 3 of the small strips. I would like to redo them or at least get them refurbed (really the entire kitchen needs to be remodeled) but like you when you moved in, we have little kids and the thought of getting them done to be played on and trafficed thru all day takes away the justification. Tell your husband he did a great job. They look really great. -Steve

Claudie said...

Although I LOVE pink Im not sure I could live with Barbie pink for carpets... but then you never know.
Not sure my boys would agree.
Love your new floors and your fur babies.
Happy Met Monday
Love Claudie
claudie.frid.com I do not use my blogger acc

Mom in High Heels said...

Beautiful!

imjacobsmom said...

What a beautiful transformation! Your floors turned out perfectly! They really make a room feel "homey" don't they? ~ Robyn

Mona said...

JUST beautiful! How I would LOVE to have wood floors again. We put them in at our other home and then moved. One day I hope to have them again. :) Lovely!
Mona