Sneak Peek

So our floor guy has started on the house.  He has sanded two bedrooms, and like a kid I can’t wait to show the improvement.

The first bedroom has some damage on the floor from someone moving furniture, but it will barely show once the stain is applied.

In our bungalow, like most all bungalows from this time period (1923)  the upstairs floors are all pine and the first floor is oak, except the kitchen which is maple. We are not doing the kitchen this time around, as bigger changes for the kitchen are planned in the future.

Here is the before shot of bedroom one: (sorry it’s blurry I didn’t have my glasses with me at the time)

” Where are my glasses? ” <- I say that a million times a day.

before bedroom 1

They spilled paint all over the place, and I really can’t say what else the prior people did to this poor floor.

Here is the the same floor sanded:

bedroom 1 sanded

You can see the marks but, they do not concern me.  It’s a small room.  Once it is furnished, it will look fab.

Bedroom two, on the other hand, looks like brand new wood.  It’s just about perfect.  See below.

bedroom 2 sanded

We will be picking stain(s) today or tomorrow and hope to be back in the house in about 8 days.  I am not sure whether the upstairs will be as dark as the first floor, different wood and all.  I am leaning on making it lighter upstairs (?)  I am still pondering this, so any opinions are appreciated.  I don’t know much about stain on pine, other than it takes it up differently.  For me, that knowledge isn’t very descriptive of the final look…..lol.

With this work being done we are out of the house, and slowly waking up to the huge job of picking and choosing what will find a spot in  the house and what items we will just let go.    I am picking from items that I have saved through the entire downsizing process.  This is the final cut if you will, who will get chopped?

Less is more…….I keep telling myself.

“My journey to living better with less.”

Cheers!

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4 thoughts on “Sneak Peek

  1. You know I’m not a fan of wood in general but I think a lighter stain is better. I like rooms to be light. I guess some magazines and blogs pull off the super dark wood floor look (almost black) with the white furniture and the photographer can manipulate time of day and make it look good. But what if you get something like this? http://i.imgur.com/1MCrX.jpg creepy darkness. Sure the furniture is black in that picture but ignoring that it’s still a very uncomfortable aesthetic, in my opinion.

    • I picked the light, the wood is pine so it won’t be as light as some floors….it’s yellow pine to be more exact. It will be what it will be, I am sure it will look better than it did before. :)

  2. I like Blewitup think you will be fine, just use a good grease cutetr and cleaner before you paint, might have to touch up any shiny spots to put the tooth back into it.US Coast Guard Master Captain.Operate a 21 aluminum flats boat in saltwater in all of Florida

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