1. Thanks! And there is so much more to do and I won’t have time for blogging.

  1. Jessica Holte says:

    WOW this is a BIG job! It looks great and I can’t wait to see the full reveal!

    1. Yes it is a big job. My knees and hands are all beat up and I’m taking an extended break over Memorial Day 😉 so the reveal will take a while.

    1. That reveal will take a while. I’m all beat up now 😉

  2. Design Chic says:

    Wow…what an amazing job. Love your choice of bamboo flooring and the color is perfect! Can’t wait to see more!!

  3. Sheryll & Critters. says:

    That is a ton of work by yourself. I hope your boys help you out. Just getting rid of my carpeting about gagged me out. Oh no, it was that rubber glued together padding that about did me in…… just to tie it together to get them to pick it up…. YIKES!

    Thank you ever so much for this very informative post……. I don’t have the tools for the door places and I have a concrete slab home here in good old ‘no basemant’ Florida. I am scared … really scared. lol but really I am scared, but no worry, I don’t have the money yet anyway.

    1. I believe it that the carpet made you gag. And don’t be scared 😉

  4. A friend of mine put down similar flooring and talked her husband out of using the transition strips because she didn’t like how they looked. Her floor started to buckle within a few months! There’s a reason you need them!!

    I’m glad your tack strips and staples came up easily. I think mine were so hard to pull out because they were stapled into oak hardwood flooring. (60 year old oak floor.) My staple puller arrived from Amazon, so I may give it a crack this weekend!

    1. Good luck with your staples. And I hope my floor won’t buckle

  5. Janie Lang says:

    It looks AMAZING! Can’t wait to see the full reveal. And you are a rockstar for doing it yourself!

    1. Haha thanks, I don’t feel like a rock star now. My hands are full of splinters 😉

  6. You did this all yourself????!!! Wow! It’s just what I wanted to do and was talked out of it…drat.
    Fantastic job, Looking forward to the big room reveal. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Sorry you got talked out of it. That stinks! And thanks so much

  7. It’s looking so great! I know it’s a ton of work, but it will be so worth it in the end 🙂

    1. It totally is a ton of work and thanks so much

  8. Yup it felt amazing, I even watch it getting thrown into the garbage truck.

    1. Thanks Bethany, it is kinda scary 😉

  9. This looks great Julia!!! I am LOLing at the unpainted wall behind the bed. I definitely do that! xo

  10. Gah! You’re amazing!! Love the look of this in your home. I tip my hat to your DIY prowess. Extra cuddles for the kitties tonight – I find it funny that ours don’t seem to bat an eyelid with all the stuff that’s always going on around here but I reckon they are used to all the changes. I’m sure Heidi will settle into the new routine, bless her! xxx

  11. I’m so impressed that you tackled this yourself! It looks amazing – I so want to replace our ding old carpeting too! I hadn’t even thought about how the cats might respond though… It’s so funny but true how much they dislike change! Can’t wait to see the full reveal!

    1. Thank you! It feels good to accomplish this

  12. Oh my gosh, you’ve got me totally sold on light wood flooring. Gah, its so GORGEOUS!! P.S. door frames are no joke, they’re probably the single most time consuming part of the whole process- so I feel your pain girl!! It’ll be totally worth it in the end though!

  13. Shavonda@SG Style says:

    This looks amazing already Julia!!! And yes you should totally share the ugly crap on here bc thats reality and part of the process. Plus its the ugly stuff that prompted the project! I loooove your material choice. Its so fresh and so you.

    1. Thank you, I love it more and more each day and I’m still getting severe allergy attacks ripping out all the remaining carpet. The other day I couldn’t barely do anything because I was sneezing non-stop and I finally made the hubby rip out some more. I’ll be so happy when it is all gone finally.

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