Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wood Floors


We decided to pull up the carpeting in the family room last week...
....and wish we'd done it years ago!

The floors are not in great shape, but compared to the dirty, grimy, 'less than 5yr.old' carpeting (whole other post there....ugh) they are a breath of fresh air, literally. 9+ cats had taken their toll on the carpet (aka~ alternate litter box).


You can sort of see that the carpeting was once very pretty....or at least clean.


The red is the 'water-proof' padding.....now there's an idea. I'm not sure there's much hope once a cat chooses a spot to use to relieve themselves, but having the urine stay in the carpeting rather than soak down to the floor doesn't help.


Our Christmas tree will be going in that back corner....someday.


Notice the corner of the couch where our much loved cats (said dripping with sarcasm) have sharpened their claws. I can only assume this process is necessary for all the hunting they do around here.


And then we covered the floor with a rug...I think it makes the sitting area more cozy and we like the warmth under our feet (and the cats may need a new decorative accessory to ruin).

6 comments:

myrtle groggins said...

holy crap. WOW!

MommaofMany said...

Oh, Maureen, the floor is BEAUTIFUL! What a great surprise was hiding under that carpet.

consciouslyfrugal said...

It looks GREAT!! Wow, what a difference. And I absolutely love that rug. Just gorgeous!

Jeano said...

I love it! It looks great!

Maureen said...

Thanks SO much gals...and we do love them! It's amazing how my attitude toward our whole house has changed with this one room. No matter how much I tried to clean up, the first thing you saw (and smelled) when you walked in the door was that carpeting...yuk! And we have done nothing but cleaned and waxed the wood floors, you can see all the dark stains on them. But my husband actually prefers them this way and I must say I like the 'lived in' look....plus, we do still have the cats (and 4 dogs) and if we were to refinish them, I'd have something else to worry about (besides the rug:)

cabinart said...

Your couch and mine have the same problem - seeing yours takes a little of the pain out of mine. HOW could I have let my cats do that??? And wood floors are the best! Great to see you today in the city and to find your blog, Maureen!