Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Flooring Update

The refinishing of the hardwood floors are under way, and they are gonna look good! Sweetheart and I have been joking that we are gonna move back into the old house because it is looking really good. We, meaning I, need to be more active on projects around our current house. It seems a shame that all the stuff we wanted to do to the old house is finally getting done right before we sell it. Here's a few pics of the sanded floor, the dark spots in the first picture are from the previous owner's dog. It really lightened up more than I thought it would....

Living Room

The only small spot with any damage in the whole house. It looks like it'll sand down nicely.
  The List: 
  • 1 new small curtain in master bathroom
  • Paint outside trim around doors that were installed a year ago.
  • Restore hardwoods. Under contract!!!
  • Make the under the sink in the main bathroom more attractive (hide water damage).
  • Clean under carport
  • Cut two small trees down in backyard.
  • Repaint quarter round in boys old bedrooms. 
  • Clean along back fence line.
This weekend, weather permitting, I'll finish up a good portion of this list. We've had about six people view the property, and one is supposed to be coming back to measure to see if her furniture will fit. I'm hoping [pretty sure] that the restoration of the hardwoods will be the deciding factor in someone purchasing our old house.

Keep Right on Prepping - K


  1. I say leave the trees for the new owner to decide if they want, saves you time and money.

    1. The trees are about 2 inches thick, and personally I think it would open up the backyard. Maybe 15 minutes of my time to chop'em down.

  2. did you rent a sander to do your floors? How long did it take to do them? I have to do mine,,,

    1. I had three companies bid on the refinishing. They ranged about 2.25 to 2.59 a square foot for my Arkansas market. I wish I had the experience and knowledge to use a drum sander...