Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Total mayhem!!!

Alas my home is in complete pandemonium! After much thinking, I made the decision to have new floors installed in the dining and living rooms. The contractors said that they would move the large pieces as they were working. My daughters and grandchildren helped me move things. It was necessary to empty the curio cabinet, china cupboards, and move everything breakable and much of the furniture into the kitchen. I moved everything that was in the the closet to the spare bedroom. As a result almost every room of the house (except two bedrooms and the bathrooms) is in complete disarray.

These came out of a china cupboard.
Some of these were in my hutch.
The angels are from a curio cabinet.

This is the new flooring in the living room.

This is in the area of the dining room.

There were a few problems as the dining room is in the old section of our very old house and nothing is even. The living room was added recently. As soon as the contractors are done with the work, I am cleaning these rooms from top to bottom. Also, I am going to copy some of my blogger friends' ideas in the accessory decorating area. In the meantime, it's difficult to think straight among so much clutter.

35 comments:

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Hang in there. It will be worth all the trouble in the end. The flooring is very pretty!

♥ Kathy said...

That is going to look SO beautiful Sweetie! I hate that you have to move everything but at least you can clean it as you're putting it back. Glad you had the help you did though. That was very sweet of your daughters and grandchildren :)

Linda said...

Sweetie, your new flooring is beautiful! All the upheavel will be so worth it in the end...plus you are getting a head start on Spring cleaning..hugs,Linda

Helen said...

Wow-eee! Your flooring choice is wonderful! You are going to love this ... the top bowl on the left in your china photo is exactly like one my Mother gave me ...

Raggedy Girl said...

I share your disarray. We are painting the hall, a sort of room that had one chair in it for furniture but somehow I have two rooms out of commission just with the stuff off the walls. But the new floor looks wonderful.

Roberta Anne

Shelia said...

Hi Sweetie! Oh, I know you hate the mess, but it's necessary! I love your new flooring! Now you can clean out what you really don't want to put back and you can send it to me! I see some pretties I could use!
Be a sweetie, Sweetie,
you know how I love to say that;P
Shelia ;)

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Sweetie how pretty they are going to be!

Sorry it's messy now but I know it will all be worth it. :)

bj said...

Your new flooring looks great.
I, too, am in shambles around my humble cottage...trying to get just one bedroom painted and I have my entire house totally in a MESS !! Good grief, I don't even know why I do these things....
You are gonna love your floors, i'll bet. My daughter did this and she does like them a lot. We have carpet and tile.
xo bj

Becky said...

UGH! LoL, I know what your going through.I detest when all is messy.But you know everyone is right.Wait until you sit down and relax and enjoy it all.Take care!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Very exciting and well worth every minute of clutter! We are in need of refinishing our wood floors, but with 4 youngsters. . . . Thanks for stopping by to see my furniture remix. The unique seating areas are temporary until I can move some into my shop.

imjacobsmom said...

Sweetie, Your floor is going to be beautiful -you've pick out such pretty wood. It will definitely worth it in the end! ~ Robyn

skywind said...

This is a true portrayal of the family. Forever we are hectic, and the scramble for home. :)

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Diane said...

I know you despise the mess, but the joy you're gonna feel when it's all finished! The new floors are beautiful. Can't wait to see the "after" photos!

Diane

Smilingsal said...

You're going to love the results!

Judy said...

I plan to do the same thing before summer is over but I dread the mess and moving everything. I know I will be glad once it is done.Yours is beautiful. Maybe this will encourage me to get started soon.

Kathy said...

How wonderful, Sweetie! You will love your new floors. We had hardwood installed in our kitchen and bathrooms several years ago to go along with the rest of the house. I love them. We only have carpet now in the family room and I am thinking of getting rid of that! The mess will soon be cleared and you will be admiring lovely new floors! Yea for you!
xo...Kathy

Jeni said...

That reminds me of when I had my kitchen remodeled back in 1989. I had to pack everything -dishes, foods (dry stuff, ya know) spices, silverware -you name it -into boxes and old drawers, etc., and these were scattered about in the dining room and even the living room. Took a whole lot of doing to track down needed items when cooking a meal for sure!
I was absolutely drooling over the blue and white coffe and tea servers in the first picture -asa well as over the rest of the pics you posted too. It will all be well worth the mess, clutter and work when all is said, done and finished up!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweetie,

I love your new floor!!! It is beautiful. We remodled our living room, dining room and kithcen last year. I know what it is like to have things out of place and all over the place. But the end result will be worth it. I will look forward to seeing it all finished.

Bo said...

Hi Sweetie...I love the floors you chose...the color is so warm. I know it is frustrating to live in a cluttered state...but it'll be over soon...and it'll be almost like having a new house. ;-) Bo

Balisha said...

Hi Sweetie,
The new floors are wonderful...you are going to enjoy these so much.I love some of your knickknacks.Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Deb said...

Hi Sweetie! The flooring you picked is so beautiful! I can't wait to see it finished! Deb

Sharon said...

I agree that your floor is going to be beautiful.I guess you have to have mess to get to the beauty.
It will be worth it when you have time to sit back and just enjoy it.
God bless

Shelia said...

Morning, Sweetie!
Oh, I would love for you to become a Bathroom Diva with us. I'll be waiting!
Be a sweetie, Sweetie,
Shelia ;)

onlymehere said...

This is the kind of mayhem that I don't mind when it happens to me! The floors are beautiful and I can hardly wait to see them finished!

Nancy said...

Oh it will be so worth it all in the end. The floors are beautiful. I want to do it but I have sooooo much in my rooms, I wouldn't know where to put anything. Maybe if I did the living room first?????? You picked a beautiful color too.
Love Nancy

Judi said...

Hi Sweetie
Well you are in a mess but isn't it exciting? It will look so lovely and then you'll be cleaning everything and you'll be ready for spring. Its not so much fun during work time though.

Hope you are keeping well...thinking about you..*hugs*
Judi

Ruthie said...

It's a mess now - but you'll love it when it's done.
Hugs.

Lisa said...

Oh, how beautiful the new floors will be. Enjoy them in good health!

Jill said...

The floor is really pretty. I hope they are all going to help you get the house back in order. You don't need to be doing that by yourself!

Cherdecor said...

Oh that wood is gorgeous! I love the color of it. It will all be done soon and you will be able to clean and decorate. That is the fun part!

prof en retraite said...

Oh Sweetie! Your floors are gorgeous! It is my dream to one day have hardwoods. Enjoy!!!...Debbie

Stacey said...

Sweetie I missed this post somehow. You will love your new floors. It's worth the pain! We did wood too and it's so much easier to take care of.

Mimi said...

I have a question to ask you about the floors. I live in a very old Edwardian home with walls and floors that seem to have a mind of their own! How did the contractors deal with the old floors? I have been wanting to put in hardwood but have been a little uneasy about it thinking that it wouldn't turn out very well because this is such an old house.

BTW, your floors are GORGEOUS!

Pearl said...

Oh I'm so jealous of that hard wood floor. It's just beautiful, you picked a very warm color. I can't wait to see it all done. I bet you can't either. Thanks for visiting my site it made my day. Your blog is beautiful and joyful. My condolances on the loss of your lovely daughter, and your husband. You have a nice looking family. Blessings Pearl

Neabear said...

I am still catching up here. The floors I am sure are done by now. I will find out as I read more of your posts. But just wanted to say they look great in the pictures you have here. I would be like you. Can't think straight in all the disarray.