Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wood Floor Makeover
Switching project gears, J finally got the wood floor refinished in the small hallway between the bedrooms and bathroom. It had carpet there. We decided when we recarpeted the front room that we would just finish the wood floor under the carpet. HAHAHAHAHA!!
You see J running the smallish sander to even out the existing wood floor. Unfortunately, and unbeknownst to us, there had been a door (or something) in that teeny tiny hallway at one time. They took it out and put new lumber to cover where the threshhold had been. There was also joint compound smushed in between boards and uneven spots. J sanded for about 20 minutes before deciding that it was ALL comin' out!
Look at the width of that subflooring--that's the whole reason that this house is 97 years old!! And it was hit by a tornado in the 30's!! They don't build 'em like they used to! (but isn't that the strangest little hallway you have ever seen?? I was looking out from Cami's room--and I can see 4 doorways in that tiny amount of space!)
J wants to put down hard wood flooring in the bathroom when we remodel it next fall (not sure why, but he does, so I didn't argue--so often he doesn't have an opinion, and this time he did, so we're going with it!!) So he shopped around online and found that Lumber Liquidators had the yellow pine that the rest of our hardwood floors were crafted out of. He ordered enough for the both the hallway and the bathroom. About a month ago, he got the floor laid down. The staining process took a couple weeks, because our supplier was out of supply! Then for some reason, we only had one wood threshhold thing (that holds the carpet down and makes a pretty transition). Then when we got the second one, we moved it from place to place in the house until he finally got it stained and put in place! He finished it completely this past week! YAY!!
I think it turned out great!! And will be nicer to clean puke off of than the carpet when someone doesn't quite make it to the bathroom! Mission accomplished!