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Holiday home improvement

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

I don't know what it is about the holidays that makes people decide they need to launch a huge home improvement project two weeks before Christmas. Mostly, I guess, it's because at some point you look around and think "OMG, how can people possibly come over and see this dump we live in." At least, that's what happened to me this year. I'm not alone in this crazed pre-Christmas madness either ... I know at least three coworkers who have launched their own household insanity.

Everybody knows how have hated my white carpet since the day we moved in to our new house three years ago. I complain about it all the time.  It's been a struggle to keep it clean with three kids, a puppy, and a cat. And, it's not just their faults. My tendency to spill red wine at times doesn't help. So, two weeks ago, I decided that the time had come to bite the bullet and have new hardwood installed. My living room was moved into the kitchen. The furnace and gas stove is off. Why did I wait until December, who knows. Who cares because I have actual real oak hardwood with mahogony accents. I'll even get to walk on it soon.

I'm embarrassed by this "before" picture but am including it for dramatic purposes. So ...

BEFORE:

MIDDLE:

AFTER:

 

MY VERY FAVORITE PART: DETAIL AROUND THE FIREPLACE

 

 

Heck yeah! How's that for dramatic effect? Is is wrong to want to stay home, open a bottle of wine, and gaze at your hardwood all day? No, not at all and you know what I'll be doing this weekend.

Now, on to the Christmas tree, the stockings, and the cookies. Merry Christmas everybody!

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Gorgeous!

Beautiful! And get this - I, too, am having some new flooring put in next week. Not the living room where the tree is set up and all that, just the office for now. We’ll do the living room after Christmas. And not real hardwood, just some fake distressed looking laminate. But I’m excited to get rid of my carpet.

Holiday home improvement wow sounds great and an amazing idea it`s really looks like a dramatic effect.I think you have CutTheWood by your self to make an outstanding look.Now every one is going to love it.Thanks for the images and details.

Richie Ann Ashcraft thank you for sharing about the holiday home improvement at www any site. These renovation images looks great, the floor and the walls all look love. Thanks for the post share.

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