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Project New Hardwood Floors – Demo

Guys. GUYS! The one thing I have been looking forward to doing the MOST on our house has begun! That’s right… THE FLOORS ARE GETTING REPLACED! Sorry. I know that was a lot of caps. But it seemed appropriate given how I was basically yelling (in excitement) at all of you. Sorry ’bout that. But I’ve wanted to replace the floors in this house since the day we first stepped foot in it. And now it is happening! It is very exciting!!!!

The floors are almost done now but I’ve been slow at posting. I guess working from 8am-8pm every day will do that to you. My bad. But I also don’t feel TOO bad because everything has happened within the past 3 weeks. It has been utter insanity.  We decided to do the floor demo, install, and finishing touches all ourselves. You know, to save money and to be able to say that we did. While I’ve been working my tail off I have been thinking of you guys though! I have been chronicling our whole process so I can it share with all of you. And to encourage those of you who think laying hardwoods is too difficult. I promise it isn’t! It isn’t that hard at all… just a little time consuming. Especially if you are laying almost 800 square feet.

Project New Floors - Demo

So let’s get this party started! The first step to laying new hardwoods is ordering hardwoods. Obviously. There are tons of options out there but we went with BuildDirect.com. And can I say… they are freaking awesome. They don’t know me and I’m not getting paid to say this, but their prices and quality are second to none. And if you order a FREE sample, it will be on your doorstep in less than 24 hours. I’m hoping to do a post all about picking out hardwoods so I’ll give you more info on that at a later date.

Back to the topic of this post. DEMO. We had our floors ordered so we needed to demo our old floors so we could install the gorgeous new ones. Step one in the demo process is to decide if you want to remove baseboards or not. Your options are basically #1: remove baseboards and re-install them on top of the new floors or #2: leave your current baseboards attached to the wall and lay the floors right up to your baseboards. With option 2 you just use quarter-round trim to cover the necessary expansion gap. We chose option #1. Partly because we had to remove some of the baseboards anyways to rip up old floors and subflooring (more on that in a sec) and partly because we wanted to replace all the baseboards due to the previous owners’ what-I-can-only-assume-was-a-live-in pack of wolves.

Removal of said baseboards was pretty easy peasy. Cut the caulk with a utility knife. Wedge a flat tip screwdriver between the wall and the baseboards. Hammer the screwdriver with a few taps to pull the baseboards away from the wall. Move screwdriver down the baseboard until the entire piece comes off in one piece! TA-DA!

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Navy + Blush + Gold Master Bedroom Inspiration

Navy + Blush + Gold Master Bedroom Inspiration

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Remember last February when I shared my plans for our master bedroom? Let’s just say that it is a good thing that we haven’t gotten anywhere with that plan because I’ve changed my mind already. I guess it makes me feel better that I made up that initial inspiration before we moved into our house. I now PROUDLY present my navy + blush + gold master bedroom inspiration!

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Master Bedroom Inspiration

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Many of you have noticed, others of you may not have, but I have never shared any pictures of our master bedroom {am I allowed to still call it that when we live in a 1 bedroom apartment??}. I have never wanted to show it to you guys because I hate the look and feel of our bedroom. It is nowhere close to what I want it to be!

Master Bedroom Inspiration Board

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But I do have a plan! I want to revamp our bedroom. I created this inspiration board over at an awesome new site called The Inspiration Board that was launched this week by my dear friend Jamielyn from IheartNaptime {more on that in a second} to share with all of you my master bedroom inspiration. Give me gray walls and white bedding with tons of pillows! Think rustic meets soft. Geometric meets organic patterns. Sigh. I’m in love!

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