Day two brought staining the freshly sanded floors. Definitely looked better after the second coat. Excited to see it tomorrow with the topcoat.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
I arrived home from work tonight to a stench in the air. Greg had the day off so I was trying to guess what he'd been up to. My first guess was he cooked something odd for lunch. He did cook fish for lunch, but that wasn't the smell. He led me upstairs and the scent became stronger. He took the initiative to disconnect the radiators in the bedrooms, sand the area underneath and around the radiators and appy two coats of stain. What a guy! Once again, I'm a lucky gal. A great start to the week ahead.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
The plan is to refinish our upstairs wood floors this week. Greg has some days off and plans to spend them working on the floors. This weekend we prepped. Greg fixed some areas of broken wood. Then we moved all of the furniture into our master bedroom. The floors in our bedroom can't be refinished so they'll have to be replaced later. We'll be sleeping in the basement until the floors are complete.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
This weekend we reviewed "The List". We've been able to check off the window replacement and refinishing the stairs. Most of the remaining items were outdoor projects for which we ran out of good weather. Those items will be postponed to 2011. We developed a new list. The last thing we crossed off the existing list was putting glass into the picture frames that Greg built for the posters we bought in NYC over three years ago. We are making a return visit to NYC in a few weeks. I wonder what we will find this time...maybe we will finish it another three years from now.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
We set out for the weekend to be full of house renovation progress and we didn't let ourselves down. Greg spent a majority of his time in the garage. He installed two new electrical outlets as well as installed a new garage door opener. No longer do we have to hit the button 5 times in order to get it to open or close. The new opener also has a nifty feature that when you walk past the sensor, the overhead light turns on. The little things excite us.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
While I spent Saturday shopping in Indy with Melissa (stimulating the economy), Greg bought lumber (stimulating the economy) and spent the day building a faux wall in the garage. Goal is to insulate this wall so that the north side of our house stays warmer (saving the environment by using less heat). The bathroom on the other side of that wall is quite chilly in the winter.
Greg removed this radiator from the garage wall. It is so heavy - not sure how he did that on his own.
Sunday Greg finally had good weather to finish installing the master bathroom exhaust fan. A clear day and the attic wasn't sweltering hot. While Greg worked on the exhaust fan, I began scraping paint from the steps. Seems the risers were once a yellowed white and then a minty white. I tried to capture the color in the photo below, but difficult to see the old colors.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Greg removed the old carpet from hall bath and found small hexagon tiles underneath.
Looking much better after cleaning off the glue that was used to install the carpet.
Carpet removed from the upstairs hallway. Yeah! All of the upstairs carpet has been removed.
Now, to tackle the removal of the carpet on the stairs
We can see where the stairs were stained on the sides, while a carpet runner went down the center.
The risers had been painted white. Lots of staples for us to remove.
All staples now removed so we can safely use the stairs.
Why is Greg so happy????
I found hardwood floor in the foyer and hope it is in the dining and living room too. We have a lot of sanding and refinishing in the future, but look at all of the money we will save because we don't have to install new hardwood floors. A good day indeed. Well, until the Colts lost.