and make it look like this! There were many steps taken to make this massive transition – but the first one was a determination to do it! I had wanted to pull up the carpets since, well, the first spill alerted me to the dangers and ugliness of more spills – and there were many more! Finally I put my foot down when we discovered that my eldest son had allergies to dust mites and the pediatrician recommended removing any carpets – done! So truthfully it was done with health in mind, not beauty – but no matter – we pulled up the carpet!
Luckily we knew that we had beautiful hardwood floors underneath as we resurfaced all the floors on the first level of our home when we moved in 10 years ago. All of them except for the kids rooms. I was so excited to have a soft cuddly space for the kids when they were babies and toddlers that I never even considered hardwood floors in their rooms. But I soon learned that rugs get so dirty – and now would never recommend wall to wall carpeting in bedrooms – especially now that I have learned about dust mite allergies. So that is my little piece of advice today! Learn from my mistake!
We cleared everything out of the room and took all of the crazy artwork and cartoons cut from the newspaper off the walls. Then we had the carpets pulled up and the floors sanded and sealed.