Finally, after many months of searching on Craigslist I have found THE office chair! It is yellow and cute and I love it. I bought it from an elderly lady for $25. Taylor and I drove out to the country and checked out her wares. She had a few more chairs but wanted too much for them. Although, they were all in great shape for their age. I took this yellow beauty home and am in love. The pillow is from Target on clearance.
So, when I moved in all the carpet in the house had been removed…except the bathroom and stairs. Yes, carpet in the bathroom. Green, shag carpet 6 inches up the wall. I immediately removed it because Taylor informed me it was probably full of 40 years of piss. What I found underneath was a layer of linoleum probably full of asbestos. That too was removed to expose a ruined wood floor and several plywood patches.
This was disappointing, as I didn’t know what I was gonna do with the floor. I looked in to vinyl flooring, but man, that can get expensive! I got a few quotes for laying it over the botched wood, and numbers were quickly rising to the thousands! One night in the tub I thought about the patch in the living room where there had once been a vent, and I considered that patching the wood and refinishing it might be the best option. I asked Liesel Kirk-Fink, my awesome realtor, for a recommendation and she suggested Russell Flooring.
The first step was to remove all the fixtures in the bathroom so that the floor could be patched and refinished. I have never taken apart a toilet or moved a claw foot tub. Taylor and I were able to remove the toilet no problem, and we got the sink out pretty easily too.
I got stuck removing the toilet wax ring. Ewwwww! We had to wait for my dad to show up before we could move the tub, as it weighed a ton! Once all that was out I could finish removing the carpet that was under the tub and remove the tack strip all along the walls.
Next my dad had to cap off the water supply to the tub and put new shut off valves on the toilet and sink water supplies. While he was at the hardware store Taylor and I removed the plywood (don’t ask us how) . Dad capped the pipes, we looked at all the pipes and wiring to check for any problems, then cleaned up and got ready for Russell Flooring to arrive the next day!
By the way, I was threatened by Dad about posting this pic. Dad doesn’t know, so please don’t tell him!
It only took Russell Flooring two days to complete the patching and refinishing of the floor. As you can see from the pics, this floor turned out BEAUTIFUL! I could not be happier. Next will be the installation of the bead board, vanity, toilet, and tub.
Sometimes you find a thing for your home that is really special and perfect! My friend Diane was going through her mother’s things and came across these swan planters. She tried to get her grown children to appreciate them, but that didn’t happen, so I claimed them! I think they fit perfect in my home! Hopefully they will have some plants in them soon.