Tuesday, April 3

floors







Well, here are some pictures! We are pretty excited (the understatement of the year) about our new floors, new toilet, and new beginning on the fireplace. This is what we decided to do with our fireplace. The light grey is the new part - we poured concrete to add to the hearth. We will be covering it with slate tile - the tile shown is ceramic, but the colors are similar to the slate we've chosen. We will then replace the fire screen (until we can afford custom glass!!!!) we are taking suggestions on paint colors for the brick. Click here to see the house in previous stages.

We are so thankful that God has provided these floors for us! A big thank you to our friend (and pastor) Kris for helping out on Thursday and also to Dad Forbes for helping with the potty installation project!!! If you have Facebook, check out our photo album there for more pictures of the process, including an ugly moment when we took up the old toilet!!!

10 comments:

Janelle said...

Your floors are just beautiful! Isn't it amazing how much of a difference they make! Looks like Aaron is enjoying them too! What a blessing!

Dan & Karis Seely said...

Your hard work is paying off! What a reward it must be to see the improvements.

Karis

Alicia said...

Everything looks fantastic! How exciting to see it all coming together finally! And your ideas for the fireplace sound lovely. I have to say, I was stumped when I saw those old pix of the weird fireplace.

ruth said...

Jenny, it looks so great! I'm really happy for you guys!

Heather said...

It looks beautiful!!!

Rachel and Jacob said...

HI Jenny. I love the floors!

I joined Publix Baby Club and I took some classes at Babies R us. They give samples and coupons and they will take more than 1 coupon per item. If you get on the Toys R Us mailing list, they have great coupons too.
Also, I get CVS rewards and get $2-$10 in store bucks every month or so. Like I got a $3 skin care coupon which I used for Baby Lotion. Then there was a $1 hair care product so I got a shampoo. :) And if the item is already on sale. even better! Target keeps sending me coupons and I got their body wash and lotion for only 50 cents each!
The Baby Talk and American Baby magazines have coupons in them too. I don't have a Meijer nearby but I do know they have a Baby CLub as well.
Whoever lived in this apartment before me must have had a baby because I am always getting coupons from Huggies. Oh and Motherhood Maternity store gave me a bag of coupons and bottle.

I don't get the Sunday paper. DO you? But they probably have coupons of some type.
You might have already exhausted these resources, but I' have lots of free time to search um out :)I'll let you know about any other finds I find. Probably on facebook.

HAve a beautifil day enjoying your beautiful floors!

Tim St. Clair II said...

Wow! The new floors really make that house look great! I am so happy for you guys! And it looks like Aaron is very happy too! Love and miss you guys!!!

Michael & Sandra Herriage said...

Awesome! The floors look great. Mike and I actually just began the process of taking out carpet and putting in what looks to be the same type of wood floors across our whole house. It will be an adventure - one we've just started. Yours looks great though!

Conleys said...

those floors look great. we are renting right now and i love our hardwood floors, but they are old and need redone! it gets discouraging when you mop and see no difference! i have really bad allergies, and wood floors have made all the difference from carpet. anyways, its been so exciting to see the progress on your home. i'll know who to ask when we need tips b/c i'm sure we'll end up getting a fixer upper also.

partyofsix said...

wow, the floors do look really good. you are living through some major renovations. your house looks so nice.