So whereas I thought I would be sewing a whack of ‘back to school’ goodies for the shop, I am not.
Whenever my parents visit from Vancouver, we find a project my dad to work on while he is here. Like me, he doesn’t like to sit around or sight see too much. He would much rather immense himself in a project and keep busy.
So this year, and for my mom and dads upcoming visit, we decided to replace the carpeting in the rec room with laminate.
Sounds easy right? One room. Not too big. Small project?
Well, not so easy and not so small. Once we decided to replace the flooring in the rec room, we thought we might as well replace the flooring in the office and my studio as the three rooms lead into each other. Had we not decided to do this, if you stood in a certain place in the rec room where you can see all the rooms in one view, it would seriously have looked like floor vomit with the three different floorings.
Alas, chaos and mayhem as we now have to empty three rooms in a very limited space.
Here are some before pictures of the rec room…
I am though, pretty excited about having new flooring in my studio which of course leads to other small renos. We are removing part of a wall which formed a closet which should grant me (and my wee bit of fabric) a bit more floor space and wall space.
So yes all this is annoying the heck out of my OCD but in good news, I earned a 75 floors badge yesterday via my Fitbit.
My goal is to one day climb as many floors as the CN Tower (147 floors) so yesterday, I basically climbed half of the CN Tower just by moving stuff upstairs and helping hubby with the flooring cuts. Did I tell you how much I love my FitBit. I do. I do. I do. My daughter has one also so we compete each day, along with other friends, to see who can get the most steps in one day. It’s fun and it gets me going when I really don’t want to, especially at the end of a long day.
With not being able to make it to the gym as often as I would like these days, it’s good to have a house with stairs 🙂
Hoping all the renos with be done in a few weeks and I will then be able to post the ‘after’ pics.
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!