My son has asthma.
Not SUPER terrible, but the coughing at night keeps us all up.
In his room there is a door that leads out to a balcony.
A totally USELESS balcony, let me add.
Someday, I hope to add some walls around it and turn it into an upstairs laundry room…..D.R.E.A.M.
I discovered that the carpet around that terrible useless door that leads to the useless balcony had mildew.
In panic mode that this might be contributing to his coughing, I tore out the carpeting in his room and it looked like this when I did:
Before, the carpet in there was white with large stains from the time he climbed out of his crib at 18 months old, opened the Vaseline on his nightstand, and painted the carpet.
Note: Vaseline NEVER completely comes out of carpet. Obvs.
Without a lot of money to spend.
Make that NO money to spend (my mom and pops helped us out), I found some AMAZING peel and stick faux wood vinyl at Lowes.
Yes! Peel and stick!
So, last weekend, my sister and I did the following:
Ripped out the carpet.
Discovered that chip board laid under the carpet.
According to the directions, you shouldn’t lay peel and stick vinyl on chip board.
We did anyway (I’ll let you know if I ever encounter a problem because of this).
We primed the chipboard with some Kilz Primer and another primer recommended for use under the vinyl.
One that was dry, we went to work laying down the vinyl.
The last row was the hardest as we trimmed little by little to get it to fit just right.
We were able to trim it using a utility knife.
We put a transition piece from the carpet in the hall to the new vinyl flooring.
It turned out like this:
Seriously, I think he has the best looking floor in the house now!
Can you believe that is peel and stick vinyl?
No, I’m not being compensated in any way from a peel and stick vinyl company or Lowes….I am just impressed, and I love to share when I find something great!