Saturday, May 9, 2009

My floor project.

Before: This is how it looked after we removed the carpeting. I had already started to remove some of the varnish on the left side.
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This is how it looked after I finishing stripping the varnish with 3M safest stripper.
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This is after hours of sanding. We rented an orbital sander with 3 rotating disks.
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And done!!! It still has a lot of character and its far from perfect. I enjoy wondering about the different things that have happened to this floor over the past 100 years. What are all of the different spots and stains from?
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So many times we have done projects and forgotten to take pictures and wished we had when it was all done. Now, what am I going to do about trim and paint? :)

4 comments:

Tess said...

Wow, that is ALOT of work! Good job!

Sandra said...

Wow what a brave, brave woman you are!
I need to do the same to my house but I might have to pay someone to do it. It's really a large area!

Look great though.

Eric L said...

Wow, that's alot of work. I hope you mean a walk behind sander when you say orbit sander, and not a hand orbit sander! YIKES! lol

snaphappee said...

Zowie! You did a beautiful job on it! What a lovely floor!