Last Updated on February 12, 2019 by Kristi Linauer
First, a disclaimer. The dresser turned out beautifully, and the flooring is gorgeous. Unfortunately, these photos are not.
Just when you thought my photos couldn’t get any worse, I went and dropped my camera. And when I do something, I do it up right.
The flooring guys had taken up all of the nice, cushy carpet, and only bare concrete was left. My camera first slammed onto the brick hearth of the fireplace, and then landed on the edge of the lens on the concrete. I thought that I had salvaged the camera, but ever since then, the pictures have been very grainy and washed out. I noticed it in the pictures of Gwen’s finished bathroom, but I just wrote it off to my poor picture-taking skills. But now with these pictures, there’s no denying that there’s a problem with the camera.
Anywho, I promise, I’ll purchase a new camera very soon, and gorgeous, colorful, beautifully-captured photos will be forthcoming. Yes, that’s right…I’ve already decided that I’m going to try something different with my new camera and actually read the owner’s manual and learn how to use the thing. 🙂
Until then, you’re stuck with these. So let’s get to it!
Here’s the dresser in its “before” state:
And here’s the “after”…documented in about 500 grainy and washed out pictures. 🙂
Do you remember that I had to order an entire additional double roll of wallpaper to finish up a tiny corner of the room? Well naturally, I had well over half of the double roll left, so I decided to put it to good use as drawer liners.
Isn’t that pretty? A nice little surprise when the drawers are opened.
Now I know you’ve caught glimpses of the new flooring in the photos above, but let me show you the drastic before and after difference.
The room started out with carpet that was a pinkish beige color.
And how do you like those gold chairs? Those were my fabulous Goodwill find a few days ago, and let me tell you…they stink to high heaven!! They have that 30-year-old musty cigarette smoke smell. Yeah…they’ll need some attention…SOON!
Anyway, back to the flooring. (And remember, these doors to the bathroom will eventually be black, as well all of the interior doors.)
But isn’t that flooring gorgeous!!?? It’s hard to believe that vinyl can be so pretty. This flooring is Mannington Adura vinyl plank flooring in Heirloom Cherry. It looks every bit as gorgeous as any laminate flooring I’ve seen, and it could even rival many real wood floors I’ve seen.
When I get my new fancy camera, I’ll take better pictures. I just know that some of you will want to know more about this product, and will want to be able to see better pictures. I love that it can be used anywhere–including bathrooms, kitchens, and utility rooms, where laminates and real wood floors aren’t practical. It’s also very durable, and the best thing is that it’s QUIET when you walk on it!!!
The room is coming along. On the agenda for today: headboard!
Have a great day!
I have linked this post to:
- Saturday Nite Special (Themed Link Up) at Funky Junk Interiors
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