There have been a couple projects we have taken on ourselves. I woke up one Saturday morning and thought "I think we are going to do the floors in the playroom/laundry room today". It was the last weekend my mom was here to watch the girls all day for us and it seemed like the last project that definitely required two people. The room that connects the barn to the house is really big. It's currently where the laundry is located and we decided not to change the location. Eventually this will be our mudroom, but for the immediate couple of years its going to function as the laundry and playroom. Its right off the kitchen so you can see the kids and there is plenty of room for both. Who knows...maybe we can teach the girls to put in a load of laundry between coloring!
The flooring in this room had asbestos in the glue. Most people here asbestos and have a panic attack, but its not really dangerous if you are not planning on removing it. Removing it in our case was going to be incredibly expensive and not necessary since we can put a floating floor right over it without touching it. We chose this wood veneer flooring from home depot that looks like old barn wood. I love it! And it was so easy to install. We had the whole room almost completed in about 6 hours. We still have to add a piece of trim around the edges, but I want to wait until after we paint so I don't have to be as careful. We also installed new beadboard behind where the washer and dryer are going to match the other panelling in the room. My plan right now is to paint all the existing panelling white and the trim around the windows, but we will see. I might go with a color instead of white.