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Monday, August 31, 2009

Maple Floors

We moved everything from the upstairs to the main floor and finally started working on the refinishing the maple floors. We've got the main parts of the upstairs all sanded to the bare wood and next we rent an edger to finish the edges and doorways.

Maple floors apparently are very difficult to stain evenly, because of that and that we really like how the light floors brighten the rooms, we are going to keep them natural.

Plaid Room


Small room


Peacock Room

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Entry and Stairs

I finally got around to uploading some new pictures. We've been busy removing paint and sanding the entryway and stairs.

Here's a really old picture from when we moved in. We've learned that everything to do with the stairs takes an ungodly amount of time. Begining with the million carpet staples we've removed, to removing the paint, and finally to sanding and staining.
This is from last winter once the wainscotting was painted.

This was taking from a month ago once we had all the paint removed from the treads and risers.

Here's the spindles and stairs with all the paint removed.

This part was a lot of fun.

Removing paint in here was fun too.

Top of the stairs with the baseboards sanded and the floors edged. This shows the natural color of the maple floors upstairs.

Here's with the baseboards stained, my dad came down last weekend to help us get this stained. Still need to sand and stain the spindles, but that will probably wait until the floors are sanded and refinished.

Built-in in the dinning room.

Here's the linoleum removal from our closet. This came out really easy with the steamer.