When Mac and Grandpa originally bought the house it had fresh, new indoor/outdoor carpet in the sunroom. With age, wear, and not to mention, animals, it was in atrocious shape. Not only was some of it disintegrating, but it looked and smelled terrible. Since I haven’t even touched the sunroom, it was never a priority to get it ripped up. But, I thought in preparation for my Hometalk LIVE tour, I should probably rip out that 50 year old stuff.
And I know that green was all the rage at some point, but I hated it.
Ripping up carpet is so easy…especially when it’s 50 year old carpet that’s endured the elements. It just peeled right up. In about 30 minutes, I had it all up.
Unlike at Flip 2, I don’t think I can pull off the same $50 floor. But I can’t, for the life of me, decide what I want to do for flooring. I do know that it won’t be tile–tile, from a cost stand point, is too much with materials and labor, and since this portion is NOT included in my actual square footage, I won’t be getting as big of a return on that investment. So, I’m needing another cheap solution.
Unfortunately, the slab is not smooth or else I’d try to just paint it. I’ve been thinking about trying a paper bag floor. That seems to be so economical and I’ve loved the results that I’ve seen. I’ve also thought about attempting a plywood wood floor. Since this room is open to the elements now that I added the screens, I need something durable….and cheap!
Realistically, I probably won’t start the floor until the spring. So, I anticipate it will look like this for a while. My fall/winter project is to address the walls and ceilings. They’re in such rough shape, and I plan to try my first DIY shiplap wall out here–so fingers crossed!
If you have any DIY, cheap floor ideas, be sure to pass them along to me!