1. My carpet is about…..get this…42 years old. Wears like the proverbial iron. But the color is grim green and the corners and along the baseboards the same nasty black as yours. I credit the oil fired furnace air with making mine such a mess. This house is going on the market this year, so the next owners can deal with the carpet. btw, it was good when we bought the place over 20 years ago, as i have chemical sensitivity and the carpet was no longer off-gassing. But that was before laminate flooring caught on out here in the backwoods. I can hardly wait to find a place with/ready for laminate.
    Yours will be beautiful when complete…..have a ball tearing out the carpet…LOL!!!!

    1. Haha thanks, I think it will be fun ripping it out and putting it to the curb. My parents have had the green carpet since my childhood too and it’s still going strong.

    1. They didn’t? They had several whitewashed floors at our location.

  2. Sheryll & Critters. says:

    Oh I love the whitewash look also, been trying to find something just close to someday maybe I can afford. You will so love not having carpeting. I still lik. e the old yarn dust mops from my childhood for hardwood floors You might want to stock up on some Gatorade for tearing out that carpeting…. yikes, I hope to NEVER have to do that again. Oh yes, be sure to water the Gatorade down to 50% if you do use it.

    1. What do I need the Gatorade for Sheryll?

    1. Me too! I wish I could snap my fingers.

  3. Love the new flooring you chose! It looks like it would go well with any gray or wood tones, which would be perfect for our house. Now if only I could convince the husband…

    1. Thanks! I’m glad that mine doesn’t have an opinion in decor whatsoever. Makes it a lot easier!

  4. debra shoppe no 5 says:

    I have several friends who redid the floors with the light color wood and it looks so nice. It is so easy to install. It was one of the projects I learned how to do volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. It will look great with your furniture.

    1. Oh thanks that’s good to know.

  5. Julia, I agree. The light color flooring looks much cleaner! I have two rooms left in the house with carpet, my living room 🙁 and our basement. When we moved in there was carpet everywhere, even the laundry room and our three season porch! Ripped all of that out! The gatorade will be for the workout that ripping carpet out of your house will be! You are so right about the European thing with the light wood floors, they are in all of the bedrooms in my parent’s house! Viel Glück und viel Spass!

    1. Haha, the gatorade 😉 Don’t know about the “viel Spass” it doesn’t really sound like it LOL

    1. Thanks my friend. It is exciting, I can’t wait for the carpet to be out by the curb.

  6. I love the color of the new flooring! That’s super weird about your carpet edges. I have to admit, I’m a little jealous – our upstairs could use new flooring soooo badly!!

    1. New flooring is definitely a huge expense and I can’t wait to scratch it off my list.

  7. Oh oh oh, you’ve chosen the perfect flooring. I have the HARDEST time making decisions when it comes to flooring. I’m too picky with tile, and usually navigate toward dark hardwoods. After using a black porcelain wood tile in my bathroom, I too know the pains of keeping it clean (even minutes after giving it a good scrub). I cannot wait to see it installed in your rooms!!

    1. Oh yes, I know we had black porcelain tile in the basement a while ago it was awful to keep clean. It looks so pretty though.

  8. Okay…you’ve motivated me to tear out the carpet in my bedroom. I have oak hardwood throughout, but the bedroom is the last room to go. I’ve procrastinated because of all the staples holding the tack strip down. I just ordered a staple remover tool on Amazon to help with the chore. Also…that is the one room that gets the dustiest.

    I wish I would have restored the hardwood floors before I moved in as they are an orangey hue. But, the thought of having to move ALL my furniture stops me.

    I can’t wait to see your floors!

    1. Oh I guess I have to invest in a staple remover as well 🙁 Can’t wait to remove them all. Oh wait yes I can.

  9. Oh Julia, that is going to be gorgeous in your home! I love that you chose something unique and is so fitting with your style, can’t wait to see it!

  10. Little by little we’re ripping out every last bit of carpeting in our home because truly, I hate it but I’m a big fan of dark wood flooring 😉 At the moment, it’s only left on the stairs and in our master bedroom and I can’t wait to get rid of it! (Even though it does need extra cleaning!! lol) Our carpets were just ruined by the cats, little throw up monsters!! I can’t wait to see how gorgeous this is going to look – beautiful choice! xxx

    1. Yeah, the throwing up is insane sometimes and they still manage to find every area rug in the house instead of going on the solid floor surface.

  11. I LOVE your black and white triangle pillows in your first photo! Where are they from?

    1. Hi Jordan, they are from H&M but they don’t sell them anymore. The only similar ones they still have are these here: http://rstyle.me/n/bgst894cgn but they have lots of other great pillows too.

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