September 1, 2010

Give Me Wood!!!

Hardwood that is! Finally after winter wore off we went to a very reasonable Lumber Liquidators and purchased our floors! Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors to be exact. There were about 20 boxes total, we were so excited about them. Not to mention we purchased 500 sq. ft of floors for $1800. WHAT A DEAL!! Today those floors would cost you about $4347.




Did I mention that we did the labor ourselves? Well, I laid a couple but Chris did the majority of the work. That's right, DIY at it's finest and another $2000 in our pockets cha-ching!

We had to do a few things to prepare for this task like buy one of these thing-a-ma-jiggers:



Otherwise known as an air compressor. One of these alien shaped gadgets:


Better known as a floor nailer. Lastly we needed a mallet! Now I recognized this immediately:



Our very next move was to open all of the boxes to see how the woods matched:


Wow, now that's a lot of wood.  Did I mention that we've never done this before....EVER?

Tatum

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8 comments:

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow that is a real DIY project~you should be proud! I think your house is adorable. Thanks for following!

Melanie @ The Tiny Tudor said...

Wow- What a project! Good luck! Those new floors will be worth all that hard work. I love hardwoods. We didn't install ours, but we did refinish them. There was dust EVERYWHERE! Looking forward to seeing the "after" : )

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Honey, you're much braver than I am! I had laminate floors put in within the past couple of years. But I would surely have made a mess of it myself.
Brenda

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You get a double comment from me for not having Word Verification enabled!
Brenda

Laney said...

Hi! I found you through Rare and Beautiful treasures. I can't wait to see the floors when they are completed.:-)

I was scrolling through your pictures and the photo of your little one in the red shirt on the playground is priceless! LOL

Nice to meet you!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Hi Tatum! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment! Your new floors are going to look fabulous...I can't wait to see what they look like when you are done! Very adorable nephews! Hope your weekend is going great! Angie xo

- Brittany said...

You can do it!!! Can't wait to see the after pictures. You will be so happy with your beautiful wood floors.

Brittany

P.s. Love that you came home in time to make your man wear protection.

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katrina said...

TTTTAATTTUUUMMMM!!!!

I'm having a flooring dilemma. I keep indecisively obsessing about how I want my floors to look. And I just can't decide. I need direction...I need help...I need you to give me a call!!!

Trina

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