Here is a shot in the living room with the old laminate. Notice the baseboards are missing. Mike pulled them up(I did put "we", but then realized there was no "We" involved in this task!!hehe) and he also pulled up the laminate after he took this shot. Oh...and there is the new vacuum. Ain't she purty?
Now...here is the real wood. You will notice that the planks are running the opposite way. The color varies greatly and I love that part. Also, notice the new baseboards. Please, ignore the mess on the couches. We are without shelves, cabinets and drawers so there is no place for anything important.
We have new carpet! It is so soft and fluffy. Our old carpet was from when we first got married almost 25 years ago. (so, I say it was time for some new stuff) There will be more pictures of the bedroom later, when I am ready to deal with bedding and stuff.