We had a water leak one time-we had to take up the carpet and rebuild the
floors below. (my guy was a builder now an inspector). He put down the lock
together wood and it is georgeous! (no nails excepts the trim that sits on
top. I sweep and mop and that is it! We have eight grandkids and spills no
longer make me cringe. I love it! (no problems with allergies either) Going
to do the rest of the house but it is expensive so one room at a time….
Your doing great. I am so impressed you are very handy. I can’t wait to see
more. Oh and yes your the new coke on the block so addicting.
You have so much determination. Very inspiring, Thanks for sharing.
Hi Sophia. I had to laugh. I was cringing. And then you say it’s OK don’t
cringe LOL. I love Love the wood floors. When you pulled the carpet back i
was so excited for you. It is going to be fabulous when it’s all finished.
Sophia you are a trooper. I would remove the paint with magic eraser it
will work pretty easy. I have been loving the process and can’t wait until
the finished project. Before I got on disability that is how I did things,
by myself to make sure it was done right lol. Now hubby has to do it he
just painted our family room that was a thick paneling and fireplace and he
took his time and it’s beautiful so I can’t complain, but we are having
professionals remove the carpeting and replacing it with carpeting again
even though I would prefer bamboo or vinyl flooring that looks like wood
but you wants to be able to sit on the floor if need be I just shake my
head not getting my way on this one 🙁
Great work Sophia! It will pay off!
Oh my goodness! I feel for you, that was hard work and yes I was cringing
with that knife and I noticed you just couldn’t stand to keep those gloves
on, I loved the bracket idea, they do say necessity is the mother of
invention. You’re doing such a fabulous job and it’s getting exciting now
the end is in sight, you are one very capable lady, a great pat on the back
from me for getting that job done
You needed a sharper knife. Did you look to see if you have replacement
blades inside the box cutter itself? xoj
Wow!! I thought the carpet was going to win for a second but you did it.
Good going, it is looking great!!!
YAY GOODBYE CARPET!!! I completely agree with your carpet philosophy. I
removed the carpet as soon as I could when I moved in here with my
husband. I would live on a bare ugly underfloor if I had to instead
of carpet. ick! Thankfully, both you and I have nice hardwood underneath.
I did not care what condition it was in, and we did find a few unattractive
spots, but the carpeting was horrid. Congrats on your easy to remove tack
strips.. mine were atrocious to get out!
It is so funny when you said ‘Don’t cringe, I’m not going to hurt
myself.” I WAS cringing. :))
Hi Sophia! Our home was built in 1925 and my husband refinished all the
hardwood floors. They are beautiful. He said to try mineral spirits
before trying paint thinner on those paint stains. Otherwise, paint thinner
it is. You are the bomb!!!! :)
You are amazing Sophia. You have dine so much. I’m absolutely inspired by
you to start a project.
You’re doing a fantastic job, Sophia! I’m loving every minute of your
videos. I feel the same way about carpet – filthy stuff! Baby powder
sprinkled between the boards that squeak will stop the squeak.
Nice floor! Tough job getting all that carpet removed. That a girl! ;-)
Who would ever cover hard wood floor with carpet? And it you did why would
you put holes in it huuu? Keep up the good work xx
Hi Sophia, you can use wood filler on the edges of your floor. It’s pretty
cool you can find wood fillers of all different colors now to match your
floor and those holes won’t show at all.
Loving this series 😉 You are working well its looking lovely. My house
was built in the 1920’s however downstairs it has a stone floor and
upstairs is floorboards, I would love a wooden floor but thats in the
future. Yours is looking lovely. xx
OMG sophia that was very very hard,,, you did a great job can’t wait to
see more xoxo
Woohoo! Your channel has become my youtube crack! Addicted!
Sophia, For the nail holes, they make a wood putty sticks. Sort of look
like a fat Crayon. You can buy them in different wood colors. My Dad was a
carpenter and cabinet maker and he used them for the little finishing nail
holes. I hope that helps! You are one hard working lady !! Luella
Happy Valentine’s Day! I recommend using Goof Off Spray to remove paint
splatter off the floor. Available at hardware and paint stores. Love
watching how you do projects and looking forward to seeing the paint
What a job! Did you feel me helping you? You said that you were so
frustrated you were cursing like a sailor…I was married to a sailor for
over 30 years and there are not many words I have not heard so I was
filling in the blanks with words you could not say on camera. I absolutely
laughed till I cried watching this. My husband and I did most projects
like this ourselves instead of paying someone else to do it so I certainly
understand how frustrating it can be. But at least it’s done now!
on one of the fans we had in our livingroom we simply turned them upside
down…got rid of the stupid gold lines….so we don’t have to see
“abstract art” circles as it turns…LOL love the idea of the palm
leaves…with the blue walls it will look kind of beachy in there…
You work so hard, I feel bad that it seems like you never get a break, it
is nice though that you can work at your own pace.. Take it easy, Sophia,
don’t want to see you get sick…
I know……you are so right!! Carpeting is so filthy. It is much more
expensive at first to get Wood Flooring installed but it lasts forever and
even grows more beautiful with time (patina). Carpeting on the other hand
ages so badly, traps disgusting germs from your families shoes, and it just
ends up smelling…..It is so disgusting!! When a person has wood floors
and you walk into their home there is just a whole other ambience about it.
Plus it just smells so nice. I’m with you……wood is the way to go. I
just loooooved this video. You are SO INSPIRING!! You work so hard and just
get such fabulous results. Plus the fact that your hubby is soooo funny
doesn’t hurt either. Some of the things he says and does just crack me up.
You guys are so cute together. Anyway……..Thanks so much for the great
video and keep up the good work! ; )
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