Before we moved in, we ripped out the small amount of carpeting (three rooms, the front entry, and a hallway) to reveal a layer of masonite over heart pine and poplar floors....yeah! We left the covering on until each area was spruced up.
Below is the before and after of the first room I completed, the dining room. I have not touched the floors as they were in okay condition as-is. (The wall and trim paint is Valspar Superior from Lowe's, the ceiling paint is Olympic, chandelier is from Overstock.com, mirror, curtains, and candles are from Ikea.)
The next room I tackled was the front parlor (or parlour as my husband calls it). I had to pull about 500 nails out of the masonite to get it off the 160-year-old heart pine floor. (I lost 18 pounds our first year here!) (I used Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane on the floors. The ceiling fan is Hunter. I ordered the wood blinds online, but cannot remember which site at the moment.)
The next room was the master bedroom.....
I just finished the kitchen makeover on-the-cheap. (The fake tin backsplash is from Lowe's.)
I am currently working on the front entry, guest bathroom, and back hallway. Pics coming.....
Back hallway is in the shape of a "U." It goes from the front entry around to the dining room.