Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Hardwood Floor Project



The finished project......


The beginning......


(The Before floors....this is dining area and living area with stairs going to finished walkout basement... we have an open floor plan......piles of wood waiting to be installed)



Oh YES!! We FINALLY got our hardwood floors completed.....it only took 5 years but they are done and I love them! You see, we have been remodeling our house for the better part of 8 years now. We have been living "under construction" for quite some time. We have had just plywood down for years......And now with the floors finally done, it makes me feel like I actually live in a house again! My last 2 projects left to do on the house is the kitchen (which will probably be another 5 years) and the masterbath shower. (I must show you the masterbath vanity....that finally got finished as well!) But first the Flooring project.......








(This is the other side of the room looking out to the back yard)

We started out with buying recycled barn beams made of red oak wood. The beams came off of a 100 yr old barn from Pennsylvania. There is a company here in our small town that does this. They get the old barn beams and bring them back to the sawmill and cut them into floorboards.


Here is when we were halfway done putting down the wood.




(Here's my little Molly-cat wondering what the heck is going on. The wood floor is butted up against my kitchen floor tile...she is sitting where the table goes)


(Libby, my golden retriever, happily enjoying all the activity)







And TA -DAH! Finally sanded and finished!!





Once we get it all together with furniture I will post some more pictures.

We have been working on a few more major projects so I'll blog about that soon.... Things are always chaios in our house!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh Wendy...your floor is just beautiful! Lots of work...but so worth it when it is finally done. Love it!

Can't wait to see more pics...
Have a great week!
Hugs, Nancy

Danita said...

Well the wait was totally worth it!!! It looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

WOW! Those are beautiful floors! Did you sand and finish them yourself? What a lot of work! B great job.

Sarah

Doreen said...

Wendy, they are stunning...sooo beautiful :)

And your daughters are just beautiful too!!!! How exciting her first prom!

Doreen

Atticbabys said...

Breathtaking! I don't usually use that adjective for flooring but it just happens to be so in this case!
I love that it was recycled from old barns too!


Nan

Lana said...

Wendy ~ those floors are gorgeous!!!

Daughternature Primitive Folk Art said...

The floor turned out great Wendy! I can't get over your beautful living space as well. What a great room to relax in! - BJ

......Thimblefolk.......Barb McNamara said...

Great job Wendy...the floor is beautiful!!

Barb

Wings and Paws Primitives said...

Beeeautiful!! Love the knotty look... hugs, MO

Rachael Kinnison said...

AWSOME Wendy! The floor turned out great, and you will appreciate it so much more because you all did it yourselves~ GREAT! You can go buy one of those dust mops now~ no more trying to sweep plywood~ WOO HOO! Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day ! xoxoxoxox