Okay, so April 29, 2010. I came home to this. My furniture was being moved to begin the tearing out of tile.
Everything had been moved and stored. And on April 30th I came home to this. The dust of tile being destroyed by my wonderful husband.
This was the beginning of the chaos. It was only suppose to take a few weeks. Little did we know how much work it really was.
From a pile of wood in the garage.
To a beautiful gym floor. Yes, it is an old gym floor that was pulled out and recycled. So the 3-point line and free throw lines are still on the floor. It is really neat to see. Excuse the awful pictures (this is all I had on my computer).
Below is the dining room. If you look carefully you can see the lines of the old floor.
This is my father-in-law finishing the last part of the floor. I really don't know what we would do without him. We are indebted to him for life. (This is not the only project he has taken on with us).
The floor has now been completely installed. It took 164 days from start to finish. One hundred sixty four days of moving furniture, tearing out of tile, laying of sub floors, pulling of old nails, and the unending work of installing these beautiful maple hardwood floors. One hundred sixty four days of chaos, chaos with an intent, a small idea and dream come true.
And in approximately in 12 days they will be refinished to a beautiful English chestnut color and will look amazing.
Keep posted for more photos of the finished product. I can't wait!!!