And this is what we have now after this diy cheap flooring project…
Right?!?? Can you believe that? I am soo excited about this project. The best part? The cheap flooring cost me…
- $14.00 for the wood.
- $35.00 for the paint (it was fancy pancy because I wanted texture and super strong!)
- $28.00 for the threshold thingys. ( I needed 4 of them suckers)
Seriously people. I spent the most money on stuff other then the floor itself. How is this possible??? I’m a cheap flooring whiz, if I don’t say so myself!
Let me show you how this diy project went. You might want to try it!
- You need to remove the carpet. This is tough. I skipped my workout that day and did this instead. Okay, for real…I don’t have workouts. But, I skipped my workout that I thought of doing.The trick is at the bedroom seams. You should have a seam from when they laid the carpet. Hopefully, you can just pull it apart nice and easy. If not, pull out the cutters and cut nice and straight!
2. Take up the stairs and the carpet pad. Watch out for the spiky things along the wall edges. Those things are NASTY!! You will have staples EVERYWHERE! And gaps between the stairs and wall (if you are doing stairs)
So, enlist some help to take turns taking out staples. You cannot forget a staple. They need to come out!! Your feet will thank you. Or your butt (no really, Nate totally sat on a staple. Is it wrong that I giggled?)