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I Have Sawdust in my Hair!

We have been CRAZY-busy with projects for the past few weeks. We are having our hardwoods refinished, beginning on Friday. Our hardwood guy came out and put down a few samples for us to live with. They will be much brighter, once they have a coat of varathane too.

I can hardly wait! This is what we have been living with for the past 6 years. The floors were like this when we moved in. We knew they would need to be refinished, but having your floors done is not cheap. I’ve also heard that it is not a DIY project. Well, the time has come! Since we are having the baseboards replaced at the same time, we have created a whole new project for ourselves.

The doors. When you stain the baseboards a darker color, you have to change the color of EVERYTHING else too. It really snowballs. So, we ripped off the casings around the doors. Those will be replaced too, but the hardwood guy doesn’t refinish doors and door jams. Bring out the sanders!!! My hubby, son, and I have been sanding and sanding and sanding and sanding. The doors aren’t done yet, but I just wanted to be sure the door frames were done before Friday. I’ll have to get to the doors later. There is just not enough time in the day. I can’t wait to show you the finished look! I’m loving the new darker color!

Happy sanding! And staining. And varathaning. Whew. I’m tired.

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  • The French Family
    March 31, 2011

    So maybe you can help me…I could be just a TOTAL goof but how do I 'grab a button'…lol. I do have a blog, although it's not like your blog it's more for family but I'd love to let everyone know about your amazing blog on mine?? I s that possible?

  • Kymberly Foster Seabolt
    April 2, 2011

    Congratulations! I have envy. I am WANTING To get some projects going but we never seem to find the time to dig in.