Friday, November 21, 2008

oh sandy.

Living room paint color in action:
The medallion is not sealed yet in this photo - we have to add a bead of caulk since the old ceiling is a little wavy in some spots.
Oh and the floors have been started! This is our bedroom with the paint color whose name I still can't remember. It's a faint, pale-like thing. Check out the sanding transformation:

I really like the pale wood and almost have the urge to just seal it. The thing is - it's pretty stained up in some spots. Let's just say there were dogs living here before and they were not given the chance to catch some fresh air.
This is the room adjoining our bedroom aka: the office (what we will be using it for,) the nursery or the room with the bay window. My Father freaks out if we call it a bedroom. When asked why he calmly explains that bedrooms don't have bay windows. I don't get it either.
Those bags are filled with sawdust from our floors! We intend to paint this room the same color as our bedroom.

This is our kitchen! I knew there were decent floors under all of that gunk!
We're having a bit of patching done in here - on the right side where there was an intake vent. The vent currently leads to nothing and is no longer useful. I'm not sure what we're going to do with the former hearth though... perhaps use some leveling compound? We can't add wood over the concrete so it may be our only option. The stove will be covering most of this area.

What gunk you say? You can't see the gunk? Have look around the kitchen's first sanded patch:


  1. oh my gosh the tranformation is stunning! you have such a beautiful's like my total dream home. i look forward to continuing to watch the transformation...

  2. Wow, the room looks surprisingly dust-free after cleanup from sanding the floors, that must have taken a while. It looks amazing!! You had this professionally done, right?

  3. Hi Alicia,
    Yes we had it professionally done. I don't think I could have handled such a big job - especially since I've never sanded floors before! ;)
    The clean up (for us) has been surprisingly easy. Those sanders have built in vacuums and they leave very little dust. Then the refinishers used heavy duty vacuums to get up the rest. I did have to clean the molding and windowsills but there was only a light layer of wood dust.
    We did not have the attic floor refinished and plan to do it in the future. We might attempt to do this ourselves since we can always paint over them if we have a sanding mishap!