Flooring Faux Pas

I spent a good part of last night and this afternoon clearing out Lady Ronn’s craft/office space, with the intention that part of her Christmas gift would be putting down the flooring to make the space more user friendly and more finished.

The argument could be made that everyone would be happier if I finished the main bathroom. And I would agree. However, two points against that argument. First, that wouldn’t really be a gift for her, that would be something for everyone in the house. Second, there is no way I can get the main bathroom finished in a day or two. I can put down a floor in that amount of time. So that’s what I decided to do.

I pulled out the shelves and the desk, cleaned out the closet and the shelves that were in there, and I removed all the other clutter that has gathered in that room. Then I swept and vacuumed the floor, ensured none of the nails were popped, and took the doors down. We debated about carpeting the room when we do the rest of the basement, but between the clay, the paint, and the glue that is sure to be used in this room, carpet seemed impractical. So I figured to use the same wood-look vinyl sheet flooring that I used in the bath and laundry rooms.

That didn’t work out.

Well, there goes that idea. Anyone want a piece of flooring that is about 10×12?

I was just rolling it out to cut when I realized how much was not on the roll. My intention was to actually run it the other way, with the lines perpendicular to the doorway. There’s not enough to go that way either. So much for that gift idea. The best part of it all, is that the piece of flooring is exactly large enough to do nothing with. Well, I guess I could use it in the main bath, but no. Not doing that. I guess it’s time to go to the home center and let her take another look at flooring options.

See, not all of my projects work out.