The Green Carpet is Dead

The green carpet is dead!

Perhaps not as momentous an occasion as the Wicked Witch is dead, but really, really close.

For 8 years, I lived with a room covered in green carpet. Sometimes it was several rooms. First, we ripped it out of the guest bedroom. Then, we ripped it out of Elly’s room. Then, Elly and I single-handedly ripped it out of the dining room. On Sunday, we ripped it out of the living room. It was a joyous event!

My finger has a huge blister on it from pulling out all the staples. Dan hurt his knee from kneeling on the hard floor so much. Jake’s heart was broken as he watched his comfy rug being thrown out. Elly is the only one who came out of the project unscathed despite insisting on helping in every aspect from staple pulling to carpet ripping to sweeping.

Poor Jake. He kept moving around the room and laying on the ever decreasing amount of carpet left in the room.

The hardwood floor underneath is in amazing condition. Not a mark is on it.

It truly looks like nobody ever walked upon it. The original owners must have moved into the house and immediately laid ugly green carpet down. Goodness knows what they were thinking, but they gave us a wonderful gift.


2 thoughts on “The Green Carpet is Dead

  1. It’s funny, in these older houses, people thought that carpet was the fashionable thing, so they put carpet right on top of these amazing hardwoods. Now, carpet isn’t as fashionable, and hardwoods are just right there waiting to be uncovered. Know you feel better with those beautiful floors!

    1. I just love the hardwood. It’s easier to keep clean, especially with a shedding dog. Plus, I just love the warmth. The green carpet and the red curtains were so dark and depressing. I will have to put a post up soon of before and after pictures. It’s such a transformation.
      Thank you!

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