I know, it has taken me forever (2 weeks) to show you the rest of the updates we've made to the house. You've been hanging on the edges of your seats, right? OK, maybe not, but you do want to see, don't you?
After the dining room and living room were painted, we took out the carpeting,
and started putting down new wood flooring.
We started in the dining room and then, when that was done, we moved the furniture from the living room into the dining room, and we did the living room. We had never done anything like this before, so it was an adventure and really quite fun. It's kinda like putting together a puzzle, and kind of addictive as you start to see things coming together. Not quite so much fun spending a couple hours one afternoon taking up about 19 rows and putting them back down again because I noticed an extra-wide gap right there in the walkway between the dining room and the living room. (But I had to get it done so we could continue that evening when Jeffrey got home from work.)
Now, we have this gorgeous hardwood floor in there. And, yes, I still go in there - often - and say, "Look what we did!" Or just look at it and enjoy it.
Pictures of all the furniture moved back into place coming next! (I promise not to wait two weeks. Really)