Here’s our living room, lovely tan 80’s tile on the fireplace, carpet not lookin’ too bad on the top…
But check it out from the bottom! GROOOSSSS!!! I knew my nose was right! We were so glad to get this nasty carpet out of our house… even the subfloor looked better than the bottom of that carpet!
Done! We had the fireplace tiled with multicolored slate and I love the way it all turned out! We’re not done decorating, but for now, it’s perfect 🙂
I love that last pic. of your daughter watching Little Bear and your dog blissfully sleeping 🙂
Great expressions on both!!
…and the floor looks awesome too! =P
Snowflowers Mum says
looks fantastic Stef! I know what you mean, our house was horrific when we bought it! the previous owners ahd febreeezed the carpet and it wasnt until after we had the cleaner come through that the stench was released! We had to rip em up asap because two months later we got Piper!!!
Everything looks fab, you guys are super decorators, we’ve been in our house 3 years and it still feels like a college dorm!
Stef…it looks SO GREAT! I love it…and I’m envious 😉
It’s gorgeous!! Really, you should do a video of your whole “new” house. I love it.
Both rooms look AWESOME!!! I love your decorating style!!!
(I have a question to ask you privately and was wondering where to find your email address?)
a little leprechaun says
Love the floors!! Everything looks so serene!! Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the pics!!
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The Morris Family says
Wow! What a huge and beautiful difference! Love the new tile for your fireplace too! Enjoy!
Chris and Deb says
WOW…..it looks great Steph~! Bet it feels great to have that done!
I had similar carpet to yours when I first moved in and now hardwoods – aren’t they fabulous! Your rooms look brand new, as does your fireplace! Was that a pool I spotted outside the huge windows – I’m extremely jealous over here. 🙂
Wow! I love the transformation! I hate carpet too, gets to yucky.
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Looooooooooooooooooooove it! From Lis
Stef, you are a modern day miracle – GORGEOUS!! The hardwood looks beautiful and I love the shape of that room, such amazing character – oh wait, is that just all those beautiful children to fill up that room? Just might be;)
Have a blessed week – it looks so cozy, wish I could visit!
wow, what a difference!!
Oh man that carpet was disgusting. Who would have ever known, except for your nose. lol!!
The new floors are BEAUTIFUL!! I am sure it was hard keeping the kids out of the way but oh so worth it!! Also, love the new slate tile on the fireplace. I love the look of slate. Great job!!
It looks great! You have worked really hard –
There is an amazing difference with those hardwood floors!! And you can say goodbye to Febreze!
Your new home looks great, Stefanie. Just think of the huge dent you have made in such a short time.
mom 2 many says
Both rooms are beautiful! What a difference! I really love the green…and usually I really dislike green!!
GORGEOUS!!!!! I LOVE the multicolored slate too!! It all looks just beautiful!!
We are currently picking out new hardwoods too…after seeing your before & after photos I'm making the decision TONIGHT!! 😉
Love all the changes – how in the world have you been able to make so much progress in such a short time with so many little ones and with all those trips to Iowa? You are amazing!!
It looks GREAT!!! Is that a pool in your backyard!?! Lucky girl! I love the wood – we are thinking of doing the same thing – so nice when you have little ones running amuck, eh??
The house looks great! Yuck Yuck to that carpet. It’s pretty scary what can be hiding under our feet.
It’s been a LONG time since I popped over here … what beautiful floors! Can I ask what brand you picked? Also, where did you move to? I moved from Atlanta to Maryland last year, and my house needs new floors too! 🙁
Mom to Lucas, Vivi, and Sabrina (Jiangxi)
Jen, aka ChinaMom2005 says
Love the hardwoods. I will never have carpet in my house again, I am such a fan of our hardwoods. With pets and kids it is almost a must!
The floors are gorgeous!!
amy rankin says
Yark! The back of that carpet!
Looks like the previous owners had Great Danes that weren’t housebroken!
Things looking great now! Ya’ll have really been working hard!
Another Dongguan Mama,
What an amazing difference!!! I think you just added 100K in appreciation value 🙂
Scott and Sharon Ankerich says
I meant to comment long ago but just now catching up. I LOVE your renovations to your house! It is beautiful!!! I know you all will love living there with your family. You are a great decorator!!! Keep the pics coming!