Monday, January 6, 2014

Real.Life. (our new-ish floors)

So, one of my New Year's resolutions was to be more "real" in my blogging. I decided NO MORE STAGING… it's tough, I'm not going to lie. However, in this season of my life, I simply cannot achieve or maintain a picture-perfect house.

That said, I have been wanting to post a few before and after pictures of our floors. We replaced tired, brown carpet and (wood-look) peel and stick flooring with Pergo laminate (Pergo XP cross sawn chestnut to be more specific). Taking pictures has been on my agenda for months, but for one reason (little ones) or another (messes and disorder), I just haven't been able to get share-worthy pics. Enter New Year's resolution. I took the pics anyway…despite the messes and imperfections :).



Confession: one picture in the "after" collage was staged (this pic was taken months ago). Can you find it? ;)


  1. I am guessing the first pic in the after group was the staged one...because I can almost see some green outside through the blinds. :) I can't wait to see the floors in person! What else has changed since the last time I was there? I may need to take a new tour! ;)

  2. You got it! Haha. I didn't think about the grass! Gosh, a ton has changed. Rex has a big boy room, I rearranged our bedroom (not sure I like it), redid the 1/2 bathroom, and changed the basement into a rec room / playroom. I rearranged the family room again as well...and Sydney's room... :/ yikes...I sound a little crazy.

  3. AND your master bath...I haven't seen that yet either (in person)! I'm a little envious because I WISH I could rearrange more often. Last week, I moved the kids' rocking chairs to the basement and ended up with a headache all weekend. So, furniture tends to stay where it works. :P

  4. That's right! I forgot we hadn't done that when you were last here. Another tour is definitely in order. Be happy you can't rearrange…it can become a sickness in and of itself. haha.