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Finally. Finally. FINALLY my house is carpet free!

When we last left off, I showed you this snapshot in the middle of staining:

Here’s how it looked about 10 minutes later.

After letting it dry overnight, I applied 12 coats of poly which took the whole next day into the evening. I managed to get some quarter round up that night also. My goal was to get it up in areas where there is large furniture (like our bed), so that I could fill it in later without having to move a bunch of stuff again.

Once I put all the furniture back in, I was truly in love (note the lack of molding coming around the corner haha…)

Here’s another shot on the other side of the room.

I’m so excited to just be done with this project! Now the hunt is on for a large rug. Because of the odd dimensions of the space, I might actually get a large piece of carpet bound. It’s kinda funny that I ripped out the carpet only to put some back in :)

If you’re new to my paper floors, check out the full tutorial here.

7 Responses

  1. Jen @ Domesticated Nomad

    I love it! I can’t believe you have done a whole room and I still haven’t managed to finish my steps, copying you of course! Oh, jeez. I just thought “you’re the inspiration” which immediately made me start singing that song in my head. Hope that brightens your day. :)

  2. Angie

    Looks gorgeous! I’m getting ready to start the same project in my entryway & hope it turns out as well as yours!
    I hope you’ll link this project up at Knick of Time Tuesday! The party is going on now.

    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

  3. Julie

    Look so great! I know that you did your stairs- how have they held up? I want to do my basement steps (we just finished a room down there, and I hate the “basement-y” steps leading down to our cute room!

  4. linda vaupel

    Your bedroom looks great! I papered my bathroom floor a few months ago and left it natural. I am presently papering my 400 s.f. bonus room and want to do the darker stain like your bedroom. Thank you so much for the inspiration to be creative and thrifty! Linda

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