These were the first words out of my mouth upon seeing the glorious color of my NEWLY STAINED HARDWOOD FLOORS!
“omigosh! omigosh! omigosh!”
…these were also the words out of DanO’s mouth every few hours when he stopped and contemplated JUST HOW MUCH WORK this project was. Let me break it down for you.
Step 1: Prep
Actually, step 1 was really three sub-steps.
A) patching all holes in the floor from the radiators and radiator pipes we took out last fall
B) removing all of the quarter-round (trim piece at the bottom of the baseboard)
C) moving everything.we.own. off of the wood floors and into the kitchen or upstairs
No, seriously, everything we own
Except for Pearl
Who was allowed to stay because she’s so darn cute.
Step 2: Sanding
DanO was on the drum sander for 5 hours straight Friday night, and then another 5 hours Saturday morning. Oh how¬† I love a man who can operate heavy machinery.
Even if his flat little bottom puts mine to shame.
It’s like Wendy’s: Where’s the butt? But then you see my derriere and realize that maybe if Nugget gets a nice mix of our genes in this department, he’ll have a chance at normalcy.
I had my own lofty task to deal with while Dan was sanding down 700 sq. feet of 1930s oak flooring:
The first spider of the year.
I named him Timothy (after Mr. Geithner of course) right before I smashed him to kingdom come with a Pantene bottle. The Costco size too, poor guy.
I’ll post about steps 3 and 4 (staining and finishing) tomorrow, but for now, here’s a little teaser:
Oh yea, it’s gunna be good.