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July 15, 2008

Progress on the Hardwood Floors

First let me start with my Inspiration Photo. A photo that I pretty much modeled the house after. Not just the kitchen but the bedrooms and bathrooms as well. The floors are not the main focus of this picture and are almost hard to see but they are key in the design. We took a risk with these floors and we know it. We designed the home around what we loved versus what we thought everyone else would love. We hope it pays off ::crosses fingers::

Next is the photo of what the floors looked like the day of demo. In all their ugly glory:

Next is how they look after the hours of sanding we did. All the black stains did not come out. We would have had to dig down MUCH deeper to accomplish this but we knew we would be doing a dark stain so we didn't bother trying harder.

Now the next two photos are the floors after the first coat of stain. We plan to do two coats of stain and two - three coats of Poly but we may need to do more. We used Minwax brand stain in Ebony. The darkest stain we could find. I am so happy with the way they are turning out. I hope potential buyers will be too.


Anonymous said...

Wow, they look incredible. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Lisa said...

I love, love, LOVE the floors. I can't imagine anyone not liking least anyone with taste :) J/K. Really, though, they look fabulous.