October 26, 2009

What to do with the closet floors?

Posted in Home at 6:01 am by ListenMaudy

We didn’t get as much done on Saturday as I had hoped we would. Part of that was because I didn’t get anything done on Friday. You see, we had pre-ordered Windows 7, and it came out this week. Amazon was a day behind in shipping the pre-orders, so ours arrived on Friday. I got a box of fancy computer stuff; how was I supposed to paint the floors?!

We installed Windows 7 on Friday and finished on early Saturday. I’ll write more about that later this week probably.

On Saturday morning then, we had to paint the closet floors. I’m sure everyone is thinking, “What the hell is she talking about ‘painting floors’?” You see, we installed bamboo flooring throughout the house. If you have ever installed your own wood flooring, you know what a stupid decision this was. When we got to the closets, we didn’t go any further. We stalled and procrastinated.

Then we had a stroke of genius! What if we painted the closet floors to kind of match the wood? Who cares? It’s in the closet. This is what we decided to do. I know it’s not the greatest plan in the world, but I don’t think it looks too bad.

Please ignore the dirt.

Please ignore the dirt.

The flooring will get extended right up the closet door, so there won’t be the blue padding or the concrete visible at the end. You can see that the closet floor has some divots where the carpet tacks had been nailed down. Pulling up the nails brought tiny chunks of the floor up with them. I think this is our best option for right now. We’ll keep some flooring in case we change our mind later.

I’m torn on how potential buyers will view the painted closets. We’ll sell this house eventually, and we’d like to get a good return. If something like painted floors in the closets is going to make a big difference, we’ll find a better solution later.

For right now, it means that we can start piling all of our junk into the closets so we can make room to finish all the trim. Right now, there is stuff piled up in both of the spare bedrooms, making it impossible to install the baseboards. Luckily, we have a few weeks before that happens, and now we can start clearing a path to the walls. We’re really close to getting the baseboards in; it’s exciting.

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