Sunday, February 21, 2010

One Thing Leads To Another

I haven't been posting much since I've been so involved in an overwhelming do-it-yourself project. I was searching Craig's list and found unfinished hardwood for $2.00 a square foot.  We had just finished tearing out carpet on our stairs and were still in the process of redoing it in hardwood when we went and bought my find.  What a deal! For $800.00 there was enough wood to cover the dining room, our extra long hallway and a little entry to the master bedroom with leftover wood to sell.  But, then came the process of installing it, sanding, staining, and coating it.  Also, we had decided to tear out a buffet that took up a lot of space in the dining room which then meant repairing the wall and a new paint job.  While installing the hardwood in the hallway, the wall got damaged, so another repair job and new paint.  Reminds me of the book I used to read the kids called, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie,"  a book about one thing leading to another and then another.  The hardest part has been the nightly top coat that Chuck applies right before we go to bed as it can't be walked on, so we have to wait until our "night owls" are all in bed.  We've been working on it, daily, for about three weeks, now, counting the stairs, but so much progress and what a change.  Soon, I'll be able to post pictures of the finished project.

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