The Flooring Saga Continues

Well last night I told you about our floor boards saga…will there be enough??  I so wanted there to be and I hoped there would be.  Sadly wanting and hoping doesn’t make it true.

These were the boards that needed to go in the bathroom.

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We got them all laid.  We had enough!

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These gray painted boards were the last ones that we wanted to use but were willing to give them a try if necessary…and it was necessary.

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We didn’t have enough of the other boards left so the gray ones went into the closet in the sewing room.  There was enough to do the closet.

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We’ll be putting in a little thresholds once the boards are sanded.

About the sewing room…there were enough boards to do that.  I happily ate my lunch while sitting on the floor.

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It was the best lunch ever! because I ate it while sitting on my sewing room floor basking in the view of my laid floor boards.

In the end-we have quite a few gray boards left and these few varnished boards.

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By the time we were wrapping up, I was laying flooring myself.  I was using all the equipment.  I have to say, it was so fun…tiring but fun.

I am so in awe.  I am so happy.  When the last board was laid I started crying.  Of course Hubby being a guy couldn’t figure it out.  I was just that happy…Having wood floors has always been a dream of mine.

We’re not done yet though.  All these boards need to be sanded, stained and varnished..that will likely happen later this week.  Ah…something new to learn.

16 thoughts on “The Flooring Saga Continues

  1. LA

    I am getting wood floor in my sewing room, too. This is a project we started in March. My husband finished sanding today, onto the varnish tomorrow. I may get to move back in soon.

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  2. Kate

    You know… (as only one who doesn’t have to do the work can say)…. if you don’t like the way those gray boards look in the closet – you could paint the floor in the closet with some cool design or stencil… you’d have a designer closet !!!!

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  3. Claire surovell

    No need to stain the floors. The wood will be beautiful as it is. It is likely to be yellow pine and gorgeous. Don’t worry about the wood being different colors in different places, its part of the charm of old houses. Use a semi gloss urethane.

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  4. bobi

    Don’t forget you can hand-clean your sanding belts to save money. Good luck. All your hard work is an inspiration!

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  5. Debbie H

    Congrats on the wood floor. I wish I had your energy and strength. But I guess if I had someone to work along with me I could accomplish more as well. I can’t wait to see the finished floors. I probably would have cried too when finished. What a sense of pride and accomplishment you must have. Kudos to you!

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  6. Emily

    How wonderful to be able to use recycled wood. I can just imagine how beautiful they will be. Jo, you and your family have done a wonderful job of making this house your home. I know you are looking forward to seeing it finished so you can move in. Wishing you all the best!

    Take care.
    Emily

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