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Sunday, April 29, 2012

After the flood

You may have remembered that I had a flood in my basement in January and after one day of a lot of rain, the window wells filled up and my basement looked like this. If you want to read about it go here!

We tried to save the carpet in the family room but the mud was in the padding and I didn't want that smell and it is almost impossible to get the mud out of the pad.

We did have some wood flooring that can get wet in my exercise room and after cleaning up the mud it looked as good as the day we installed it. After one day of rain and 4 months of work we pulled up the old carpet, repainted, installed new baseboards and  replaced the carpet with the hard wood flooring, or I should say hard wood flooring look alike. Luckily we didn't have to replace any dry wall so, I was grateful for that. Are you ready for the after picture???
Finally, it is put back together.

We replaced all of the carpet with the wood flooring and I figured when I got tired of the rugs I could just replace the rugs!  This is a big room and it took awhile to lay all of the flooring, the most difficult part was getting a seamless finish that flows into all of the rooms that connect to this room. Mr. Jones did all of the flooring and I did all of the painting. (and putting it all back together.)

I did repaint the fireplace mantel, and I really like it in a lighter color.

I had to re stain these as well because there were water marks and splashes on the bottom of them

I'm loving the lighter walls as well.

I liked these rugs because they bring more light into the basement too.
We redid the floor in the cowboy room and I found this fantastic rug on Overstock and knew it would be the perfect match for this room.

We've added some pink boots since the last time you saw this room.

and there are definitely some more WANTED posters on the wall. (pretty soon there will be 14!)

I'm loving having this floor in the play room, don't think those cowboys will be able to damage much here!

We put new base boards in this room so we had to make the fence a little higher, (that's okay, now the horses won't be able to jump the fence!)

The barbwire fence was just adjusted a little bit. (no, it isn't really barb wire, I found this after Halloween and it is really soft to the touch.)

The cloud room is finally put back together as well.  This was the only room that was not flooded so this room was piled to the ceiling with STUFF! ( I should have taken a picture because it pretty much took me a whole day to get everything out of there.)

Oh, it feels so good to have it done!
I will have to show you the 2 bedrooms later, because I haven't got the bed yet,(remember the mattress was flooded and was a big sponge for the flood.)
I have been working outside this week though trying to get rid of all of the ruts the water made through my yard. It feels great to be outside!
Have a great week!


Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

Sorry to hear you had a flood, that's awful. It looks great now though!

Unknown said...

aaahhhh!! I LOVE IT!! Can't wait to see it in person.

Sue said...

Wow, you've done a lot of work and it looks great~so warm, cozy and comfortable!
What a fun cowboy room too!

Rachel said...

I love it!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Wow! Great job cleaning up! I love that barb wire. :) Here from Today's Creative Blog.

Aisling said...

My son's student house was under flood watch last week, but thankfully the rain has eased and the watch has been removed. Can you imagine a bunch of students who don't really like each other trying to deal with that mess?

Courtney @ Brilliant Like Fireflies said...

Great job. I never thought of having wood floors in the basement, but I really like it!

Courtney @ Brilliant Like Fireflies said...

Great job. I never thought of having wood floors in the basement, but I really like it!

JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

Flooding is bad news but looks like y'all did a great makeover! Everything looks great! I really like the play room - gives me some great ideas!

May said...

I want to come play in the cowboy room! What fun!

That sled is amazing.

What a lot of work this had to be following a flood. Such a nightmare.

Amanda said...

Your home looks wonderful, you did a wonderful job recovering after a flood.

cheapcraftymama said...

It all looks GREAT! I especially love the cowboy room! I hope you will share this (and any other rooms) at my new "May House Par-tay" at! I also would love for you to enter "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" where you can win free ad space on my blog!

Katie Skiff said...

I love your cowboy room and the wanted posters. What a fun idea!! So cute!!

Unknown said...

Wow, what a lot of work. I love the cowboy room, it is so cute!!

Vanessa Dawne said...

It's so wonderful how you've made some wonderful changes because of a disaster. All the rooms look gorgeous & I love your originality in the cowboy & cloud rooms.

Thanks for the inspirations.

Alison Agnew said...

what a relief
it must be
to finally be finished

and your rooms look
truly awesome

love the new flooring
in the family room

and that cowboy room
is delightful

thanks for sharing
at Fridays Unfolded!


Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

Talk about making lemons into lemonade! I love how the room turned out! Thanks for sharing with us!

Take care,


DIYbyDesign said...

Sometimes a bad situation can turn good. I love the new look. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Unknown said...

It’s a pity you weren’t able to save the carpet! It’s not very cheap, I know. Anyway, the good thing is you didn’t endure severe water damage like excessive humidity levels and mold growth. The damages brought by the flood can still be restored, and that’s something to be thankful for. I guess you should ask your flood restoration expert about the problematic areas. -->Darryl Mikula


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