Saturday, November 7, 2009

Projects are like can never have just one

So I started the major process of ripping out dusty rose carpet from my condo to have the parquet floors refinished. Note to self: Always expect the unexpected when starting a renovation project. Today my mom, dad and friend KJ came over to help me pull up the carpet, a million staples, 70 feet of tack strips and baseboards. We did approximately 500 square feet in 6 hours - found approximately 20 damaged parquet tiles and a lot of white paint (apparently when they changed the building from apartments to condos in the 70s, they spray painted everything white including a good portion of the floor. So Dad is calling he sander-guy to reschedule and looking for the replacement tiles. Then after the carpet was out, we pulled out a ridiculous number of staples. So off to the Home Depot down the street to pick out paint colors, since the floors will get sanded, I will not have to worry too much about the paint getting on the floors. Since I couldn't make a snap decision on the paint, I got samples and painted posterboards to look at in the morning, but I'm pretty much in love with Ralph Lauren Bali Turquoise - its going to look awesome :)  Other colors that I'm digging - fresh pineapple and granny apple by glidden. So what will I get done tomorrow? It will start with buying some tinted primer for the bali turquoise wall. Off to bed now.

And Paint...good times!


Laura said...

Just stumbled on your blog...I love the paint colors! Best of luck with your condo!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

I can't wait to see your finished floors! They're going to look incredible. And I'm a BIG fan of parquet floors. I really wish more people in the U.S. would use them.

Also love those paint colors!