Excited now, we moved on to yank out the same carpet in our bedroom, which is a mirror image of the living room, sharing one wall.
Well...although also lovely in spots, this floor had suffered more abuse and regardless of how much sanding we did, it just wasn't looking as hopeful.
We also discovered something else that made steam come out of my ears and I'm pretty sure my eyes were throwing flames. A year after moving in the house, we hired a company to install central heat and air. I wasn't home most of the day they did their work, but was frustrated with them several times for some dumb things they did, but THIS was unexcusable.
Apparently they started cutting a hole for the floor register, then changed their minds and put it a few inches away instead. I guess they didn't feel that was important to mention to us and just laid the carpet back down . Unfortunately, we didn't discover it until several years later, when we pulled out the nasty carpet.
So, all that to say, this floor wasn't going to end up as lovely as the living room did. We decided to paint it instead. My bedspread was dark, autumn colors, so we went with cocoa bean brown.
So, we ended up with this...
While I don't "oh-my-gosh-love-it"...it's a whole lot better than the carpet. I'm actually thinking about lightly sanding over the floor again, so it has a worn, walked on look, instead of a freshly painted look. It may take awhile to convince my husband to move and remove furniture for me to do it though.