The Living Room had a bright kelly green carpet. I took a peak under the carpet (I do that in EVER house with carpet) and saw beautiful hardwood floors. I had planned on pulling up the carpet with a light re-finish and then my Happy Dance.
Well, once we had the carpet pulled all the way out, there were large portions of floor missing (old vents, etc.) and they had been filled in with plywood. Big Bummer--- Budget was stretched to accomodate carpeting.
The point were it looks worse than when we started!
All finished...wall paint, new carpet and drapes and of course..Hi-Gloss White Paint.