Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Somebody stop me!

I cannot believe that this soon after finishing
this I decided to
tackle that pesky hallway floor.

Gapetto and I moved into this cute little house almost 12 years ago.

Just prior to moving in I had some ceiling dry walled (over the old
plaster - a move I have come to regret - but that is for another blog)
and the floors refinished. Because I like making things incredibly
complex I had the floor guys leave the hallway floor bare as in no
finish as in buck-nekkid. You see I do custom floor designs,
admittedly pretty much exclusively for me, and I had some amazing
ideas for that floor.

Well weeks turned to months and months turned to years and guess
what?I never did do that effing floor. Thank goodness my mother-out-
law had replaced the thin sheet of plastic with some sensible (ugly)
but durable outdoor carpet of the brown variety to protect all that

In the meantime Ihad done a pretty funky floor in my kitchen just a
few steps away.

Pretty much negating any of the ideas I'd had for the hall.


My kids did not return to school UNTIL TODAY. Luckily
Grammy and Poppy took them up to the lake for a few
VERY cold days so I decided to finally tackle that dern floor.
I decided on a simple inlaid mahogany look. Done with
stains - not mahogany. (Remember? Champagne taste -
beer budget?) It turned out amazing. In fact The Husband
Understudy stopped by and thought I had laid the whole
floor with a mix of woods! Woot! Woot!

Now I have to strip the dang baseboards sand and paint
and replace the toe mold and then the walls will need
patching and the ceiling should really be painted and
then there's the den wall and the ceiling that has some a water damage
and I wanted to build that window seat with the book shelves all around
it and........................................................................

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At January 6, 2010 at 11:24 PM , Blogger Not Afraid to Use It said...

OMG those floors are totally amazing. I am so inspired! Of course, I have no wooden floor on which to stain, but someday I will. Thanks for showing how amazing your imagination and drive are!

At January 7, 2010 at 7:46 AM , Blogger Evansmom said...

Definitely worth the wait!

At January 7, 2010 at 9:29 AM , Blogger Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Holy crap! Both floors are gorgeous!

And don't you just love the never-ending to do list? *Sigh*

At January 7, 2010 at 9:58 AM , Blogger Violet said...

Wow, beautiful! I admire your talent.

At January 7, 2010 at 10:00 PM , Blogger undercover caterer said...

Looks kewl!

At January 7, 2010 at 10:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, wow. Those floors look fantastic. Please post on how you get that effect with stain - I am seriously impressed!

At January 8, 2010 at 1:57 AM , Blogger Gingers Mom said...

What an amazing talent! Where did you learn to do that? Very very very cool.

Mother-out-law. Snicker.

At January 8, 2010 at 12:51 PM , Blogger Stella said...

I am so in love with your floors and your taste!!! Oh, and your house!!

At January 9, 2010 at 10:18 AM , Blogger Blasé said...

I like your "funky" floor!

Now STOP, just stop it!

At January 9, 2010 at 10:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love your house, and those funky floors! Very creative, you are. Bathroom awesome too! I'll ask you for decorating advice!

At January 10, 2010 at 11:36 AM , Blogger She Writes said...

Fabulous! The house is darling and I love what you did!

At January 19, 2010 at 10:22 PM , Blogger Concord Carpenter said...

Great job on the floors. Interesting blog.


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