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I have RETURNED; exhausted but exultant!!
The past 12 days I've been killing myself staining and polyurethaning(3 coats) 4 inch strips of plywood to create a hardwood perimeter in our living room. Now a 12 foot piece of carpet will fit between the hardwood edge and we don't have to splice the carpet, which we're terrible at! In the future we won't have to move our bookcases or entertainment center to replace or shampoo the carpet. L didn't understand my plan at first. He now thinks I'm brilliant!
We got the carpet laid on Tuesday night and our new furniture arrived yesterday afternoon. We're now the proud owners of a forest green La-Z-Boy couch and a BEAUTIFUL oak(actual REAL wood that we didn't have to assemble) entertainment center! I'm now in the process of wiring our AV equipment, which consists of: 2 VCRs, DVD player, turntable, graphic equalizer, dual cassette recorder, analog CD burner, 5 CD changer, amplifier, digital cable receiver, 2 video game systems, and bedroom and living room speakers. The new furniture forced us to rearrange all of our living room furniture, but we love the new arrangement! After I'm finished wiring and we get the entertainment center pushed into place, we have to find new places to hang our pictures. When we're finished, I'll post pictures of the finished product. I'll also post pics of our bedroom after I get the stereo equipment out of there.
It's the last day of September and I can't believe all we've accomplished in the last 2 months! We've replaced our water heater, rebuilt our bedroom floor, hung 10 feet of cabinets in our bedroom, painted 1 wall of our bedroom a lovely navy blue(which my mother hates), painted the bedroom ceiling light gray, stained, polyed and hung new trim on the blue wall, laid new bedroom carpet, put new paneling on the living room side of our kitchen cupboards(with extra insulation around the dishwasher), and created a BEAUTIFUL new living room floor.
I still need to stain and poly the new trim for the front door, shorten the new living room and bedroom drapes, and sew valences for the living room windows; but tonight I'm just gonna sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor!