Don't mind the kitchen table. The living room is its current home.
We are still missing one piece of trim by the door. I'm patiently waiting for someone to cut it…
The rug is from Lowe's. The t.v. stand is from an antique/country furniture store in Pennsylvania. The table is currently hanging out in the living room room while we finish the kitchen/dining room (which is really just one big room). That bench goes with the table but we've been using it as an ottoman/coffee table.
In case you've forgotten, here's what the living room looked like before…this did not happen overnight. Again, 3 months.
It actually hurt to put our furniture on that carpet.
Thankfully it was only like that for one day. I moved into this house on June 7th. We ripped up the carpet on June 8th.
The dogs were quite helpful.
But not so helpful that they didn't have to be locked away for a time.
Sand under the carpet. It was disgusting. And I pulled out every single staple with a pair of pliers. THAT is why my back hurt this past summer. I spent days with the heating pad after we ripped up that carpet.
Look how little!
I'd call the plywood an improvement.
The process is: tarpaper, leveling cement, let it dry, primer, let it dry, whittle down the leveling cement so it's not bumpy, cut the floor with a circular saw, snap the floor into place, pull the floor boards back up, use the glue to stick them back down into place. That's why it has taken so long.
We now just have to finish the kitchen side and all will be well in the world of glue-down bamboo flooring.
Looking back, we've come really far. So I'd call living-room DONE a victory.