Thursday, October 9, 2008

All Dried Up...

Well, the work is finally done! We still keep finding dust everywhere (the Swiffer has become my new best friend!), but it is getting better. I have to say that Derek did a great job picking out this floor. Can you believe I let my husband pick it out without me having seen it until it was already partially installed? It isn't what I thought I'd like (the rustic-look usually isn't my style), but I really do love it. It goes with our house beautifully. Now, granted, it isn't hardwood (not in the budget), but it works for us.

Here are a couple of pictures:

We are definitely in the market for a rug for the living room and for under the dining room table. And boy, a hard floor does make things a lot louder! That will take some getting used to. Let me just give everyone a little word of advice...if your water heater is getting up there in years, better check it out. Ours was just over 9 years old, which is about the time many of them start giving out. And when you do put in a new one, please invest about $20 and install one of these:

Believe me, we now have an overflow pan under our water heater! Hopefully we won't ever need it, but at least we won't have a pond in our house again (at least not from the water heater).


Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

It is so beautiful. I would never have known that it is not real wood. I love how it turned out...hope it was worth the pain! :)

Shannon said...

It is so pretty!! I love hardwood floors even if it isn't "real". You did a great job!