Happenings At The Hollow #3
Hello and Happy Sunday!
I am happy to report you can stick a fork in our floors, because they are done! But please don’t, because I would cry, since I’d have to kill you… kidding! (but sort of not)
They are beautiful, mostly still covered in cardboard, but done.
We opened up and flattened out the boxes the wood came in and used it to cover and protect the floors while we were in and out in construction mode. Which means, I have been sweeping and vacuuming cardboard floors.
About 6 weeks ago we started with something that looked like this. I was poised to begin painting the entire living are in on our upper floor. I painted ahead as Jim worked, to avoid painting over the new floors.
I started in the sun room. I decided to tale the dark trim. It fought back.
I won in the end though. (with a little help) I’ll tell you later.
Jim was right behind me and the sun room was the first room we completed.
By the time I got here, all the carpet had been removed. As you can see, I had paint samples all over the walls in here, and more in the other rooms as well!
I did share a few tips along the way!
You can click on the picture below to read about them.
This is right now, as I type, what the living room looks like. I’ll be off to tackle that and get back to semi-normal in just a few minutes.
I’m really feeling satisfied though, as we don’t have much more to go, now that the lions share of the work is done. I know Jim was happy to nail that last piece in! We lucked out too I tell ya. Our table saw made the last large cut, then caught fire and died. It lived a long, full life and served us well! Jim had to go old school though and hammer & chisel the last bit to match the profile of the door jam, but he got it done, and beautifully too!
Our next job is to install all the baseboards and transition pieces, as well as re-wrap the fireplace hearth. That beautiful trim work we had was not going to match the elevation of the new baseboards so it had to go. So sad! I’ve got a lot of little touch-ups to do. Getting those boards in around the perimeter is hard work and requires a nail gun and pry bar for a nice fit. The flooring nailer doesn’t work in that situation.
If you want to see some wood floors in completed rooms… well, I can help you there.
These are some of my favorite rooms with wood floors.
I hope mine look something like this soon. I am so eager to see them, and show you!!
PS: I’ll be busy tomorrow, but back on Tuesday for the
Being kicked-off by Kristin at Yellow Bliss Road
(here is a little tease of what she’ll be sharing!)
I. Know. right!?