So it took us almost five years from when we first bought the house and the impending arrival of a new baby to motivate us to remove the old carpets from the third floor. While the carpets weren’t old when we moved in they nevertheless were not attractive. Carpets are just not my thing. Especially old carpets really gross me out.
We discovered that there were old pine wood floors under the carpet and layers of linoleum. I had no idea what condition the wood is in. Nevertheless hoping for the best we hired someone to refinish the 100 year old pine sub floor.
We moved everything out of the third floor (by we I of course mean Scott). I felt totally incapacitated not being able to paint, move furniture or do any other type of renovation. I was dying to paint the third floor but I’ve been advised it is best to avoid paint fumes when pregnant. I decided to hire someone to paint the third floor and I was shocked to realize how much painters charge. Scott and I painted the whole house ourselves and we were totally clueless as to how much money we saved by doing it ourselves!
Here are the “After” pictures of the third floor bedroom (used previously as an office room) and Hallway. The floors look amazing. I am really pleased with the way the third floor turned out.
The paint is Benjamin Moore Aura, Tropical dusk in Matte. The butterfly chair was moved here from the living room. The rugs are a Turkish Kilim runner and Persian rug purchased a while ago on eBay.
The Mid-century credenza is from eBay (a birthday gift to Scott).
The hallway is painted in Benjamin Moore Aura, Moonlight White, Matte. This runner was also purchased on eBay a while ago.
Here’s what the room looked like after we moved everything out:
I had already painted the doors in Benjamin Moore Studio Finishes Chalkboard paint.
Here’s a close up of the hallway of what the floor underneath the carpet looked like.
Under the carpet we found an old Philadelphia Inquirer Newspaper from 1960.
I will post some pictures of the new office room on the third floor soon.