Before we moved into this house two and a half years ago, we pulled out the super-stinky, stained, sad, scary carpet that was in the big front room/dining area. I scrubbed the concrete pad with bleach three times before we moved in to get rid of the odor. And then, with so many other areas of the house needing more immediate attention, we left our furniture, covered with blankets, on the concrete pad for over two years.
We had just lived the previous 8 years in a 2 bedroom (about 1500ft2 I think?) house, and had lived in smaller places than that before. So what if three or four hundred square feet of this house weren't available? We still had more space than we had ever had. (However, I'm finding that there is never so much floor space that it can't be covered with all the socks and shoes we have in the house - they have replaced legos as the most common floor covering.)
|Seriously, this is only some of the shoes that are left around the house. How can only two boys wear so many shoes in a week. To be fair, only one pair belongs to Nathaniel...|
|Primer drying on concrete|
|Self-leveling compound (second round)|
|Trowelling out the glue|
|Woohoo! DIY Jen.|
|Piano in the kitchen?!|
|All done! Yay!|
Doesn't it look pretty? I'm very excited.