Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Floored.

So now that you've seen the pics, you have an idea of what I'm working with here.  

I felt like I was on any one of the numerous shows similar to House Hunters, when I was house hunting myself. I covered all the cliche lines, especially in this house. "Bathroom would definitely need updating." "Kitchen needs some work." "Wow love the hardwood floors!" Now that was something to work with!  Needless to say they had taken a beating, but weren't too bad.  The more I thought about it, if I'm gonna redo them at some point, it might as well be before I have all my stuff moved in and enjoy them while I'm living there.  

I don't have a close up of the floors at the start.  Silly me. This will have to work.
So, now that everything was clean, I decided the best thing to do was put a fresh coat of dust on everything? 

YES! I wanted to do the floors myself from the very beginning. That lasted long enough to spread the word and get some real opinions. My mother even had to explain my love for DIY to the flooring place that thought I was crazy. "No, you don't understand, she really does want to do it herself." I must say it took plenty of convincing for me to hand this project over to someone else but I finally did. Why? Because literally every single person I talked to (yes, I said literally) told me to have a pro do the redo the floors. 

So I went with the pro, picked out my stain (Jacobean), and said see ya to my house for a week. Okay, you caught me, I stopped by just two days later to check out the progress. Even the bare floors looked so much better!

And then the contractor emailed me a picture of the stain, so I had to stop by again just to take a peek from the kitchen.  My heart skipped a beat, and I was in love.

Hassle free and made my home feel more like me.  I definitely made the right decision hiring this one out.  Any experience with redoing hardwood floors?  Did you have them done or do it yourself?

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