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Monday, March 15, 2010

The Floor is In!

The house is still messy, but the hardwood floor is in! It is gorgeous! Tom loves the variation in the coloring of the wood. After 3 years, I have finally gotten used to it and really like them.

This is the floor before sanding and varnishing. The grain of the wood is still noticeable, but wait until you see the floor when it is varnished. The grain will just pop.

The colors of the walls go very well with the wood. I love my bluish grey walls around the windows.

The deep burgundy color just pops on the south wall. The west windows are so large that the room can handle a dark shade. The trim has lighten the rooms even more.

The stairway is painted slightly darker. I hope it hides all the scuff marks that walls seem to get! The walls appear a little bit bluer, but that is ok, as my favorite color is blue!

Today the floor is being sanded, then it will have the first of 3 coats of varnish. The 2nd coat will go on tomorrow. The floor trim will be added on Wednesday, as well as a piece of wood on top of the ½ wall. The final coat of varnish will go on Thursday.

There is a little bit of trim work needing to be finished in the master bedroom. The window seat needs to be finished with a wooden seat and trim. It will be good to have door knob on the doors too! The pocket doors, going into our bathroom, took me a little bit of work to get it to close!

Some day, hopefully soon, my house will get back in order. But after the final coat of varnish, we are to stay off the floor with furniture for 2 weeks! Then everything needs to be put back!


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Very nice!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

The floor is gorgeous. We are in the flooring business. I was cruising around your site because I'm a horse person and liked what you said on someone else's blog. Then I saw that you operate a tack shop when I went to your profile. I used to own a tack shop--Smokin' Bandits Tack. Then I saw a tag for a post about renovations. And since I also love decorating, I found myself on this post! Anyway, I really like the floor. Did you finish it?

Horses Are Our Lives said...

GP... thanks for the nice comments. I am in the process of closing the store (March 2010, and now re-opened for Christmas shopping for Nov and Dec. No, we had someone else put the floor in and varnished it for us.


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