Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our New Floor

When we moved into our new home, we had moved from a 1930's "filled with charm" house to a cookie cutter house.

For various reasons, two being more space and better layout, we bought this house. I have been working on this home from the get-go to give it some charm and an older home feel.

This summer alone plans include: creating new balustrades (5 of them), refinish the stairs, paint the existing staircase (w/ new balustrades) , makeover the powder room (new floor, sink, wall treatment), a new sitting area fora fire pit and adirondacks in the backyard, a swingset and a sand box.

And finally, a post about my installing our new floors. This post is long in coming. We ordered 12 inch wide southern yellow pine tongue and groove planks.
The existing floor was a mix of laminate, carpet and some old hardwood. We decided to floor the kitchen, living room, mudroom, foyer and dining room with the new hardwood. Here are some pictures of the process:

laying out the paper on the subfloor

dining room

finished kitchen floor (excuse the absent base moulding on the kitchen cabinets)

And here is a picture of the hallway leading into the living room this past February (with some valentine cuties) and the board and batten
I applied to some of the rooms (another post all together).
This process took about three to four days including two applications of a clear coat.

We love the look and feel it gives to our home.

1 comment:

Tiffany Larsen said...

Thanks for sharing your updates, E.M. Considering a balustrade system on your house can have an impact on the aesthetics of the place; but the safety of you and your family should also be on top of the list. I wish we can have a sneak peek of your home development.

Tiffany Larsen