Nothing Like a Little Christmas Chaos

Monday, December 12, 2011

There's nothing like a little Christmas chaos to make you feel like you're losing your mind.

{While I'm spinning out of control, Roary keeps lazing around all cute-like. I heart him.}

Is your Christmas tree all decorated and pretty-like? Mine is frozen in a trailer in the backyard.

Are your Christmas decorations unpacked and giving your home some holiday cheer? Mine are buried somewhere in the renovation disaster in the basement.

Are your gifts wrapped and under the tree? Half of ours are piled in our breakfast room and the other half are still items on a shopping list.

Did you sleep in your bedroom last night? I slept on a mattress on the dining room floor.

Did you have a shower this morning? I had to have a "shower" in the sink. (Try not to picture that, k? It could get awkward around here.)



So on Sunday, when I should have been getting all of my Christmas stuff done, I was finishing the last of the painting on the main floor. (We recently painted the kitchen, living room, dining room, and front entry but had left the sunroom since we were lazy and didn't want to take all of the blinds and curtains down.) It feels good to be done but it took a long time (lots of windows and shelving to paint around). Plus, that's the room our Christmas tree is eventually supposed to go in. It had to get done.

The last of the yellow. See ya, wouldn't want to be ya.

We also spent most of the weekend moving all of our furniture on the second story down onto our main floor (Thanks J & J!!!). The furniture wasn't the sucky part. It was all the other stuff! We filled up like, 12 garbage bags full of clothes and linens. 12 BAGS!?!?!?! 

We got it all done though, and had all three bedrooms emptied out by 8:00 a.m. this morning. Phew.

Then......... the floor guys came today!!!!

I'll show you some pictures of their progress and I'm soooo excited. (Note: These pictures show the floors partially sanded.)

We got home from work expecting there to be dust everywhere. The floor guys have some vacuum thing attached to their sander. Awesome. 

The stairs are all being done by hand. (We'll have to get a runner on them once they're finished so that the dogs don't scratch 'em all back up again.)

That's how rough the floors were in some spots.

Here's kind of an in-progress before and after. I'm so amazed at the difference already!

That's the tiny bedroom.

That's the stripey room.

And that's our bedroom.

To top all of the chaos off, we're heading out of town for a few days so that we don't die from inhaling stinky floor fumes.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! To be continued......


Oh yeah, I've had a few questions from readers that I haven't gotten back to yet that I will try to answer in my next post. Please be patient with me, it's been sooooo crazy around here!!!   


  1. Looks awesome! Our floors need to be redone, too. However, I have just about decided to cover them.

  2. Looks really great, well done :)

    Greetings from Australia♥

  3. The floors are going to be so beautiful!! I want wood floors someday...

  4. It will all be worth it!! Your floors are gonna be gorgeous!!

  5. Okay Tonya took my exact words. Have fun while you are away.

  6. You are seeing progress, that is wonderful. The floors will be beautiful. What kind of finish will stand up to the 4 legged ones?

  7. Love your blog, where is Lexi during all of the chaos?

  8. I'm with Amy, Wood floors are on the wish list. What a wonderful Christmas gift.


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