The Bag Lady and the Rancher have been living in a state of upheaval for a week now, and it's not over yet! They decided it was time to renovate a wee bit. The flooring in their home was looking a little tired and worn-out (much like the Bag Lady herself, ahem) and it was time to do something about it. They had been humming and hawing for quite some time, but their friend who is a master carpenter had some spare time and was willing to do the renovations for them, so they bit the bullet and this is the tale of the farmhouse "flip":
Here is the dining room with the old, worn-out flooring:
And this is what the kitchen looked like when the Bag Lady left for work on Monday morning:
This is what she came home to in the afternoon:
Poor old Tommy cat went into hiding when the flooring started coming up, and only came out after the workers left:
The Bag Lady almost fainted when she saw this:
But it was worth it when she saw how nice the floor looked with the morning sun streaming across it:
This is her front hallway:
And this is the new dishwasher, which she had to buy when the old one was pulled out of it's space and they discovered that the floor underneath it was BURNT! There was no way she would allow them to put the old one back ....
Here is another angle, with the finished toe-kicks:
Here is the Bag Lady's office:
Congratulations on making it this far! There is still some work to be completed (re-insulating around the windows and doors, then replacing the casings) but it is starting to feel like home again! The Bag Lady thinks she may actually get everything back in order before .... Christmas, maybe.....