Tuesday, September 22, 2015

More Floors

Ah, old houses. One of the great things about these old places? The original wood features: built ins, crown moldings, trim, and of course, hardwood floors. This home is no exception. Only, like most old houses, the floors have seen better days.

This floor is in the master bedroom, and it's definitely showing its age. Scratches, spills and stains have left their marks, and the overall feeling is worn and... dirty. But after seeing the dramatic restoration with the kitchen floors, I was ready to try to resurrect these, too. So Saturday, I rented a drum sander and got to work. After pulling out the old furnace grate and pulling up/pounding in umpteen nails and staples, we were ready to sand. And sand I did!

I am thrilled with the results! The surface scratches, paint spills, and discolorations are gone. The room smells of fresh wood and sawdust. And with a little hand sanding around the perimeter, I'll be ready to stain and seal.

New flooring in this house would have cost in the thousands. Instead, we're out less than $150 to breathe new life into these floors while respecting the original features of the home. I'll take that any day!

I'm hoping we'll be moving into the master on Sunday. *Fingers crossed*. So excited!  -Brin


Gail said...

The turned out beautiful and what a moral booster for you.

Running with a sharp pencil said...

I can't wait to see the finished room!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wow, having the original hardwood floors is wonderful and look beautiful.

Lynne said...

I think that keeping the old if at all possible is always the best. They'll be beautiful when you're finished.

Heidi said...

Beautiful!! Now we

Betty said...

The floor looks wonderful..can hardly wait to see the finished look:)