what do i think? (did you ask?) yes--you can rip that carpet right off, and the.......i think the white painted wooden floor would be a fun experiment! it's a great look. AND it could always be sanded and varnished for the natural look in the future should you not like it. of course, i'd check that the paint i used wasn't toxic. (does that even exist?) i love the pictures you posted too.
Genie, totally agree with you! Let's see what happens! Thought of the white floors, but I started to feel overwhelmed (with excitement!)...and thank you;0