CHEAP & EASY FLOOR MAKEOVER!

2 Materials
$1100
3 Days
Easy

Three days after owning our vacation mobile home an unsuspecting Ed poked his toe in the soft floor next to the back door. Moments later we tore back the old carpet and pulled up handfuls - handfuls! - of floor. We could see the ground below.
We then emptied our savings account into that hole.
This picture doesn't do this Before floor enough injustice.  It looked like a 70's disco queen who spent the next 40 years smoking many packs a day and never wearing sunscreen.  
It was tired, wrinkled, yellowed - with just enough gold glitter showing through to make you feel very, very sorry for her.  Her prime was long past.
Mother's Day gift 2016: 
Child labour - those little hands are great at getting out old carpet staples!
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This boy was slick with the crowbar.  
I wish I had taken photos of the kiddos using the chop saw - makes this momma proud.  A family that DIY's together stays together? 
There was no less than 6 different types of flooring in this 650 square foot place.  Six!  It made the place seem so much smaller than it needed to.  And aesthetically displeasing.  
Plus, each flooring brought it's own signature smell: mouse poop, incontinent dog, forgotten shoe... carpet microcosms are not for those with noses... But now, so, so much better! :D 
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