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Out with the Carpet

Living Room Carpet-Before-Alden Design StudioThe Living Room…our next adventure.  The carpet removal continues and we start with the living room.  That wall behind the couch is the “load-bearing” wall we want to remove, but for now, it is still here.  We have removed the carpet from the dining room (why there was carpet there, I have no idea), and now the living room.  We will only be using laminate flooring for this area.  We know this area will be  “remodeled” again, so we have chosen the laminate as a “temporary” flooring that when removed, can be used again – either by us or someone else. So let the process begin….and end…for now.

Living Room Pad Removal-Alden Design StudioLiving Room Bare Floor-Alden Design Studio

The final result and we are happy! Living Room Floor After-Alden Design Studio

This will make maintaining the floors with our dogs a bit easier.

Until next time,

Julia

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The Foyer…and the Quick Destruction

Well, Alden was on a roll!  He knocked that hall bathroom update out pretty quickly every night after his other job.  He and I both work during the day so nights and weekends are the “fun” times for me and the “not-so-fun” times for him.  This one, however, was a quick change with quick destruction.  The foyer/entry was floored with some larger white tile that just really needed updating.  We knew, at a later date, we would be crashing through that area again, but in the meantime, it needed a new look.

Foyer Before by Alden Design Studio       Foyer-Tile Removal-Alden Design Studio

The very quick destruction and cleanup plus the new floor tile being installed.  Very happy with the final result.

Foyer Glue application-Alden Design StudioFoyer-Setting New Tile-Alden Design StudioFoyer-After-Alden Design Studio

Great tools and great products make for a great project.

Until next time,

Julia

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One Thing Led to Another….And So It Goes

From that very first side table that we purchased from our local Goodwill store and purchasing a home built in 1970, one thing has led to another.  We are doing some remodeling, improving and updating little-by-little.  Now we see that we are going to have to “call in the professionals” for a load-bearing wall to be removed so we can have a very open space area with our living room, dining room and kitchen.  So, that is the plan.  In the meantime, our bathrooms needed to be updated. The main bathroom plus the smallest master bathroom you have ever seen!

We’ll start with the main bathroom first.  It is a good size; it only needed a fresh coat of paint, a new floor, higher vanity, new toilet, new sink, and faucet….nothing much right.  So, we (meaning Alden) got things started.  Of course, I helped; especially when he would say, “Can I get your help please?”

 

There is so much to love about the “after” on this hall bath.  He did a great job; he had sore knees for sure.  He said it was worth it.

 

 

Until next time,

Julia

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The Start of It All…

This is the piece that started it all. I found this at my local Goodwill store yet didn’t buy it right away. Instead, I rushed home and grabbed Alden to come look.  I was so excited to show him this piece.  He was not as excited as I was and started to show the “flaws” that I somehow overlooked.  It has water damage, is not level, has a ton of paint on it and it’s green.  It ended up in the car.  And that was the beginning.

Julia

 

 

 

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