Buying a new house equals project time, well for us anyway!
As I write this post I am sitting in my family room, which is blocked off by plastic, with Maya, my two cats and a bunch of extra furniture (including our bed) while a crew is busy sanding and staining our hardwood floors.
Last Monday we had a flooring company come out to give us a bid for refinishing our hardwood floors. At that time all the rooms were still carpeted, except our spare bedroom. The plan was just to see how much it would cost so we could weigh our options and decided when we wanted to tackle the floor. Somehow by Tuesday we had decided to go ahead and have the floors done now and made arrangements for the crew to get started today.
For the last week we have been busy every day pulling up carpet, tack strips and about a million little staples. But once all that was done we weren’t quite finished with the back breaking labor. We then had to move all our furniture (that we just moved in mind you) into our kitchen, family room and basement. To say our backs, knees and hands are sore is an understatement. Lorne and I both pretty much collapsed with exhaustion last night.
With all the hardwood floors exposed we are ready for the refinishing to begin. The crew showed up this morning, bright and early, and have been hard at work ever since. Here are a few before pictures. I’ll post some after pictures when the project is complete.Luckily, this is the only day I’ll have to be stuck in this little room with too many people and animals, and too much stuff. Tomorrow Maya and I are heading to my lovely and very gracious friend Heather‘s house. We’re going to stay there for a few days while the stinky part of the project is being completely. Hopefully when I return Thursday evening it will be to a house filled with beautifully refinished hardwood floors. Assuming all goes to plan the last coat of polyurethane goes on Wednesday, which means by Thursday evening it should be ready for us to start moving our stuff back in (fingers crossed).
I can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s all done