August 16, 2013

So Long Carpet!

When we moved into our house, there was green carpet. Now the carpet photographs way more green then it actually is, but we knew we wanted hardwoods, which meant pulling up the carpet.

Plus we knew the previous owner had cats...and we didn't figure that out from her telling us that. (ew...stinky!)

First we yanked up the carpet in the corner to free it up from some of the nails in the tack strips around the room holding it in place. It wasn't holding it very tight so Mr. Muscles was able to pull it up no problem!

Under the carpet was the pad which was very lightly glued to the concrete subfloor.

Then manly man rolled it all up and put it on the patio in the backyard and put the carpet up on Craigs List. You will be shocked at how many people buy old pee tinged carpet my friends!!

Then we were left with the tack strips on the perimeter of the room. What a pain in the butt! Kevin had to really pry at those. The wood with those scary looking nails sticking straight up kept splintering making a huge mess. Took 2 minutes to get the carpet up and an hour to get those stupid tack strips up and cleaned up.

Looking a little better already! 

10 comments:

  1. I'm excited to see what it will look like when it's done! We live in an apartment so I just steam-cleaned our carpets last week and realized how gross they really were! :(

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  2. I'm so excited to see the end product! :-)

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  3. Wow, that's a huge project! And it's impressive to me that you guys thought of selling the carpet--I'm pretty sure that would never have occurred to me. I way prefer hardwood floors to carpet, too.

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  4. I can't wait to see what it looks like when you guys are done! That's great that you are able to get that carpet out of there. It is odd so many people would want to buy it ha ha.

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  5. Ya'll are soo crafty and go getters... Can you please bring that energy to my casa! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  6. I love it! when we get a house I want hardwood floors so bad. been bugging the hubs about making a trip to see you. :)

    xo
    Jessa

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  7. We have two carpeted rooms that we need to tear carpet out of... But we already have hardwood floors underneath! Lookin better already! Bye bye cat pee and yucky green!

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  8. Ppl but that crap?! Can't wait to see it finished!

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