Monday, May 4, 2009


Our Front Living Room

We are just about done with the floors. I don't know what we are thinking when we decide to do a little renovating with 10 children in the house. Our floors were a colonial dark color, we just couldn't keep them shiny with the traffic. Plus we had used a water based urethane which was a mistake for our crowd walking on floors. We are using the oil based on the refinish.

We could have keep them light to begin with but just had to try the darker floors. Never again. I would have taken a picture of the sanding process but the dust was unbearable and I didn't want my camera in it!

Sanding a darker color off is a beast of a job, but my wise guy is very talented. : ) Here are a few pictures before we put the oil on.

From the Kitchen

One Coat on the Front Room

In some of our other pictures you may be able to see how dark our floors were. These are a much nicer shade.


LaSara said...

It looks like you have a nice house.;)

Lilyofthevalley - Tanya said...

That must have been a big job! Looks great now and I'm sure you enjoy the "new" living room. :)

Danielle said...

Looks beautiful! I love wood floors:-) I have a hard enough time washing my floors, much less refinishing!

Donna Scott said...

I know you are glad the dust is gone! Good job on the floors!

Emily said...

It looks like quite the job! It turned out beautifully though! :)

~Ithilwen~ said...

I love the floor!! : D

Jess, if it's not TOO much trouble, Daddy would like me to put a thing on his blog where you can have different pages for different posts. Like he does poems, but he wants a seperate page for it : ) Sort of like your thing at the top. Is it too much trouble to ask? : )

I have links to send you and loose ends to type on my letter to you ; ) Then I'm ready to hit SEND : ) Beautiful word!

Again, LOVELY floor! Boy, business : ) Your background here looks wonderful, so does the third collum! I love the new header... so feminine and lovely (dainty : )


Theresa and Jessica said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone! Yes, it was a big job, but we happy to say we are just about done!!! I can't wait to have our living space back again! :D Wood dust from all of the sanding is now on everything on all three floors of the house, so we have a big cleaning job for the troops here starting tomorrow ;)

Michelle, I will send you an email on how I did the pages and nav bar :) Looking forward to your email!

Hope everyone is having a good week! ~*~Jessica~*~

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