29 June 2012

Craft Room Update: New Floor!

 Isn't it true in life that things always take longer than you expect them to? Whether it's making dinner, doing homework, or finishing a big project for work, it's easy to underestimate how much time it will take to accomplish a task.

The same is true with this office/craft room flooring project. What started out as just a three-day project somehow morphed into much longer than that. But it's all good, because I'm happy with the end result. And I'm excited to start moving things back into the room and get the house back in some semblance of control. Not to mention the fact that I could really use a work space!

It's raining this afternoon so it's hard to get a good photo of the flooring, but I think you'll get the idea. The new floor is a wide-plank wood vinyl product called FreeFit. You can read about it here. I chose vinyl over laminate flooring primarily due to durability. Vinyl flooring is practically indestructible but it's super easy to replace a board if something should damage it -- just lift up the damaged plank with a putty knife and replace it with a new one. Even I can do it! For a craft room/office space (especially one featuring two kitties!), this floor will be very practical and easy to keep clean.

As you can see, the new floor continues into the closet. In the past week, I decided to remove the door from the closet and replace it with a curtain. With the door gone, the closet will be more accessible and open to the room....which made me realize that I forgot to paint it! DUH! After I complete that little task, I hope it will look more like an alcove than a closet. This of course means that my original plan of closet organization needs to be stepped up a notch or two, since the closet will be much more visible than I had initially planned.

 After a few days delay, I'm back on track with this project (well, with the exception of the closet!) and am happy with the results. Look for more photos soon!


Benita said...

LOVE the new flooring! Can't wait to see it all set up :)

Kristina said...

The floor looks great!

Heather said...

Very nice!!