The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love, O Lord, endures forever ~ do not abandon the works of Your hands. Psalms 138:8



The floors




Our home is about 18 years old....we had bleached oak hardwood in the hall, lino in the powder room, and carpet in my office. We had pros come in and add new hardwood to the two rooms and refinish old and new in a darker stain...and the color? well, Jacobean, of course! They did an amazing job, and you can't even see where the new wood begins and the old wood stops.





The result is an updated look for our front hall.
As we were in a mess anyways, I cleaned all the carpets throughout the house as well. It feels good to do the major-clean-thing.....I don't do that as often as I used to, that's for sure!


FYI - I have my own carpet cleaner now but even when I used to rent one....I have always used sudsy ammonia instead of the carpet soap they recommend. It is the best and cheapest cleaner for carpets....I add about 1/2 cup per tank, and use a stronger strength for spots and high traffic areas. The smell is not so terrific as you are doing it but the smell neutralizes once it's dry, it is easy on the carpet fibers, and doesn't leave a soapy residue to attract dirt like carpet shampoos.

Well, that's about it for the reno posts....when I look back at the last few weeks, it's no wonder that it took longer than we expected.....in the middle of our mess we had a brand new grand baby, so took off to share in the joy. We also spent a day with Grandma Rosie in the hospital...she's better now.
Just a reminder that life is more about the people around you, and not so much the stuff.
Thanks for stoppin' by....love to hear that you were here. If you're not a blogger, I know it is a bit daunting so the easiest way to leave a comment.....just click on comments, and drop me a note....sign the note with your name if you want then click anonymous. Yup, it's that simple....
Have a great day, my friends.
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6 comments:

susan santos said...

Thanks for the carpet cleaning tip. We just paid WAY TOO much to have ours professionally cleaned and I personally think they look worse. Won't be doing that again, I'll be referring to your tip! And your floors look terrific!

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for the last few months and I have to say that you are a beautiful women of God. You giftings and love shows on each of your posts and I get so excited when you post a new one. Keep up the good work and most of all, be blessed!

Anonymous said...

Joanne, your reno looks Fabulous!! I LOVE your ideas & how well everything comes together!!! (it never works quite that way with me! ha!) Do you want to come to my house & do that?! Love ya! Joan

Lyla said...

Your stairway wall looks great - beautiful colour. And I love the photo of Tucker on the new floor. Guess he likes it too.

Joanne said...

In answer to Joan...yes! I love spending other people's money!
And Lyla, thanks for noticing the wall color...how interior designer of you!!

Joanne said...

To anonymous - thanks for stoppin' by and for commenting...so kind! Hope you stop by often....blessings!