Floors Are Done!

After 12 days of varying stages of demolition and furniture moving, it is done! Here are a few pictures of it in all its dusty, gritty glory! Mahalo to our friends, Imant and Becca Vermelis, who helped us!

Here we go! After the furniture comes out, old carpet and padding gets removed.


The staples and wooden strips have to be removed, too…every.single.one.


After a good vacuuming with the shop vac, moisture barrier goes next and the first row is started. We’re off and running!


Well, not actually running, but it goes pretty quickly after such good prep work and really good measuring!

DSC05949As soon as enough wood is in place, the stacked pile can be relocated to continue the living room. Mr. G also moved the wood that had been stacked in the office. Mr. G hopes to never have to move this much wood flooring ever again! πŸ™‚


Most of the living room furniture and dining table and chairs are relocated to the front room. No quilting for a while. 😦


After day 2, the living room/dining room combo is finished and the last of the wood has been relocated from the office (3rd bedroom). It looks so nice, right?!


Ruby seems pleased with the progress so far!


Then we have to move the Gammill and sewing room stuff. I’m so glad I ordered casters for Stella…she moved without any problems!


By end of day 3, the front room was almost finished with a good start down the hallway.


Next was the master bedroom (photo failed) and a bit more in the hallway. We just kept shifting furniture to the next room. Guest bedroom is now in the office! The air mattress came in pretty handy and we were so tired it was a welcome relief the couple of nights we had to use it!

DSC05959Guest bedroom progress…


Yet another furniture shift. Bedroom and office furniture moved into the front room.


Good help is hard to find. Luckily, we had a couple of extra hands…for very brief moments. At five and barely three years old, they could only be depended upon in short shifts!Β  LOL


The last flooring project was to replace this tile and repair the subfloor under the toilet. A leak, as well as a bad cutting job on the floor joist, had resulted in a less than stable, ahem…throne!


New plywood subfloor and awesome sandy colored tiles installed so now we wait for the mortar to cure.


Ta-da! Isn’t it just lovely?!


We’ll have a few days now to enjoy our company without the pressure of getting a toilet back up and running, waiting for grout to setup, and heavy lifting or moving any furniture!

The roll-off dumpster awaits its pickup and then we can get everything back in its place. The cleaning is almost done. This is the smallest container we have ever used and we barely filled it half way! I hope we don’t need another one any time soon!


So, how’s your summer going!? Can you believe school has already started back up on Kauai? Summer is slipping away quickly so I hope you can make the most of what’s left!

I think we can resume our regularly scheduled beach days again! Whoo hoo!!



10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trixie's DIY Tips
    Aug 09, 2016 @ 01:53:27

    Looking great πŸ™‚

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  2. artisticsharon
    Aug 09, 2016 @ 02:56:18

    oh my goodness, what a transformation! Remodeling is no easy feat and having to move stuff from room to room is exhausting! It looks really beautiful and I’m sure you’ll be enjoying it for many years!

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  3. Tracy @ It's a T-Sweets Day!
    Aug 09, 2016 @ 03:07:50

    Beautiful wood! Great job:)

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Deb
    Aug 09, 2016 @ 05:49:18

    Tracy, the choice in wood flooring adds so much value to your loving home. And you two had many hurdles to overcome. But, perseverance and patience, hard work and good connection got that beast of a JOB done. I know that you and Eddie will continue to appreciate and enjoy it for a long while. Be well my friend! Mahalo

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  5. Tiledealer
    Nov 10, 2016 @ 05:50:37

    This looks incredible! amazing work!

    Liked by 1 person


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