Floors...once the work starts on the floor and the kitchen cabinets~ it all starts REALLY coming together! The floors have been ALOT of work and moments I look at them and my breath is taken away and then other times, I do the same- because- well, they still need work. Overall...they are amazing and clearly, the icing on the cake.
When I bought the house, I knew right away the downstairs living room, dining room and bedrooms were covered in this amazing and beautiful flooring-even under piles of garbage, dirt, pet wastes and mold. What has come to a surprise has been the 18" wide plank pine and the kitchen floor was a mess...it was under 5 layers of super ugly linoleum~ and even more of the same from the other rooms. That floor was a black, yucky goo with lots of water stains and needed lots of repairs. The verdict is still out about how it will blend when everything gets put together but I do love its rustic nature. It is perfectly imperfect and tells the story of this 130 year old beauty.
So, as we start bringing this project to a finish, the stories this house are still being told!
And now things are taking off...this is both amazing and scary at the same time. I have guests coming in early June...if just one thing is off, the entire project gets delayed so I am spending so much time right now making the lists, checking them twice and holding my breath!!
Now we have walls, primer has been applied and walls have started to be painted. The floors are being sanded as I type this and I am truly amazed at the repair magic my flooring contractor has accomplished- which is no small feat considering we moved walls, leaving holes in the floors all over. Additionally, we have about 5 different wood species of work with and oh, boy- that has been fun to match up!
So we are in he final stretch and my contractor has promised that everything will be completed exactly 2 weeks AFTER the floors are done! The end is in sight!
Catskill Simple Living
Started by a Family and Consumer Science teacher with an interest in housing and interior design, Catskill Simple Living started as a way for her combine her interests and share them with new friends.