Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Is It Legal to Marry a Hardwood Floor?

I'm in love with the new maple flooring in our family room. I never really cared one way or the other about the old carpet—it had its pros and its cons—but I sure despise it now . . . well, not so much the actual carpet as the process of pulling it up. Wow. That was a good 4 hours of hard work, particularly the tedious job of prying up staples and tack strips from the subfloor.

Oh, but the prep was worth it. We now have a beautiful new clean hardwood floor that I adore. Hey! "Floor that I adore!" I'm a poet and I don't even know it! You may not think I'm clever, but my new floor thinks I'm hilarious.

Dinner last night: leftovers

Exactly one year ago:


Karen Mortensen said...

That is so beautiful.
I don't know if it is legal in Alaska but it probably is in California. LOL

Lindsay-ann said...

Your new floor looks gorgeous.

Jessica said...

That is beautiful. I want something similar for the downstairs of my house.

Liz Mays said...

That is unbelievably beautiful! So worth it!

Katherine said...

The floor is fabulous. Things are fairly liberal here, so if you need to, you and your wood floor are welcome in our neighborhood (especially because then I could actually see them!)

Traci Marie Wolf said...

Wow, lovely. I can't wait to see what it's going to look like styled.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Kim
Glad you liked the cottages!
I was just thinking of you earlier today. I am reading a book called 'Just A Little Run Around The World' by Rosie Swale Pope. It's a true story about a british woman who walks and camps her way around the world in memory of her husband. It takes her 5 years! She walked from England, to Holland, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Russia, Siberia and now is she is in Alaska. I have been looking on google maps for places called White Mountain, Unalakleet and Nulato. It's one of the best books I have ever read. I feel like I have visited Alaska now!

Anonymous said...

It is so pretty. There is something special about wood floors.