I started reading the Unfuck Your Habitat blog the other day, and as it combines two things this blog is about (nesting and animated gifs), of course I became an immediate fan.
So, in the middle of my Saturday pitcher of mimosa , I decided that unfucking the front entryway was the project of the day.
It looked like this:
(Please note the horribleness of the ground in dirt and the torn up, badly pieced together bits)
And we already had some Flor carpet tiles ready to replace that horrible, disgusting, manky old jute carpet. I figured a few 20/10s and I’d be done.
LITTLE DID I KNOW the HORROR THAT LURKED IN THE DEPTHS
HORRIBLE STUCK ON CARPET FOAM BACKING. Frantic, I ran to the internet and learned how to remove that horrible foam backing! SAVE ME INTERNET! Oh, all I have to do is get down with some rubber gloves and acetone and SCRAPE THAT STUFF UP?
Three 20/10s later, I had a smooth enough floor to work with (I didn’t dissolve the remaining glue, as we’re just doing floating carpet over it). Then: the measuring. Oh the measuring.
Three MORE 20/10s later, though, I defeated the carpet monster and have this:
AND, since I have gel polish, I didn’t even scuff the manicure.
(srsly, though, if I hadn’t been splitting this into 20/10s, I probably would have given up after seeing the carpet backing stuck to the floor. true story.)