Sunday, February 3, 2013

Back to the house...

Progress is being made in the office.  The walls are painted and the floor has been sanded down.  It took longer than expected as the first machine (borrowed) wasn't working well and so two sanders had to be rented plus sandpaper purchased.  The floor is original to the house, from the 1900s and there are gaps and lots of nails that needed to be tamped down.

Next the poly will be applied as a top coat.  We know that these floors were often painted in the past.  This one was covered in a dark brown paint/stain.  We like the look of the natural wood so we aren't planning on staining it.

Once we are done, this room will have been entirely re-done.  T reframed all the walls, we removed a closet door (to make it into a bathroom), insulated, moved the baseboard to the outer wall, replaced the window, rewired everything, put up wall board, skim-coated, painted...

[caption id="attachment_1030" align="alignleft" width="450"]201205 012 Partially sanded, the rectangle in the corner is where a hearth used to be.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1032" align="alignleft" width="450"]201205 014 Can no longer see the rectangle[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1020" align="alignleft" width="450"]201205 015 Pine flooring from 1900s[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1021" align="alignleft" width="450"]201205 017 Sanding down to bare wood[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1022" align="alignleft" width="450"]201205 018 More Sanding...[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1024" align="alignleft" width="450"]201205 020 More Sanding...[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1025" align="alignleft" width="450"]201205 021 Preparing for the final sand[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1026" align="alignleft" width="450"]201205 022 Pounding in the final nails...[/caption]

What's next... sealing the floor, resetting the settled door frame so the door will close, adding door and window trim, building a bookcase and then the fun parts...getting the desks out of the dining room, and actually hanging some pictures!!! Stay tuned...