I really should have taken a 'before' photo to show you what complete knuckleheads the previous owners of the house were. Most of the carpet was an ugly green colour, but in the very centre of the room was a patch of cream coloured carpet.
When we first moved in to our house, the real estate agent explained that the owners had a water bed and didn't think you could actually move them. So when the green carpet was laid, they left the water bed where it was and carpeted around it.
I was very pleased to see great looking floorboards again.
The carpet in the house is now ALL gone!
...but there are a gazillion little annoying staples to pull out. I'm still pulling the rotten things out!
Looking very pleased about a job well done. Back to staple removing!!!