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