The living room was the last remaining room in our house that we hadn’t done something with. Justin and I found some time after Wyatt was born to go check out carpet and new furniture. It was so cool buying brand new furniture! The hand-me-downs we have so (THANKFULLY) had were well-loved and were just about past their prime.
When we pulled the old carpet up, we had a feeling we would find hardwood floors like what is in the rest of the house but we were completely shocked when we found this:
We were pretty sure it wasn’t mold, but to be extra sure, Justin and I decided to go over it with a bleach solution. We figured the floors were already damaged beyond repair so we couldn’t hurt them any further. With a LOT of elbow grease, we found these lovelies underneath:
(Yes—we ruined three mops, a broom, my bathroom rug and my less-than-a-week-old pedicure.)
With a little more TLC, this lovely floor could match the rest of the house, but we thought the paneling and the floor would be too much. I did snap some pictures to show perspective buyers what lies beneath our lovely new carpet should they prefer hard wood.
When the Lowe*s carpet installers arrived, the told Justin that the black smut we scrubbed up was the remnant of glue from sticky-backed carpet the previous owners must have had before they installed the most recent carpet. PHEW! Even though we had cleaned up the rest, it was a good feeling to KNOW it wasn’t mold.
Here is what it looks like now. I lllooooovvvee my chair-and-a-half! It is really great for nursing Wyatt and napping.