|Project by mrjustin||posted 08-02-2010 07:56 AM||1724 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
A lovely summer project with the roommates, refinishing the floors of our 1913 home (well, we rent, and though plenty of other things are falling apart, we just couldn’t take another day with that awful carpet!).
Said good riddance to the carpet, scraped away years and layers of paint, sanded, sanded, sanded, and finally stained.
The wood looks more like it belongs on an old ship than a living room, but I just love the imperfections, which we probably added to, having to pull out probably 100+ nails and staples left from the careless landlord and previous tenants. It was grueling (we may be in Southern California but we sure picked a heatwave weekend to work) but absolutely worth it.