Making progress

28 Jan

Sub-floor under dining room

Back in the depths of time, our house stood empty for a number of years and there was a lot of water damage done at the time.  Hey, we live in a temperate rain forest and lack of maintenance takes a toll quickly.  The hardwood floors that are under our carpet are in bad shape and in part of the dining room, no longer exist.  Fortunately, we’d already figured that out and planned to replace them with bamboo flooring.  Greg pulled back the carpet to see what he could see on Saturday.  While we were getting ready for a party.

Isn’t he lucky that I’m a good sport?

Anyway, it’s ugly but not surprising.  We’ll pull the rest of the carpet out soon.  We worked out a schedule — with rough dates and stuff.  First thing is to pack up the kitchen.  I can’t believe we’re there already.  Guess I’m getting some paper products at the grocery store tomorrow.  Then we’ll take out the countertops.  Then we paint the interiors of the cabinets.  Then we sand the doors and exteriors.  And, then we paint.  and paint.  and paint.

All in our copious free time.

Hopefully we’ll be done before the kids go away to college.

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One Response to “Making progress”

  1. Draftnik 28 January, 2008 at 6:30 pm #

    FWIW, when we re-finished our kitchen cupboards, oh so long ago, we sand blasted them. A bit scarey but I’d worked in a cabinet shop years before and had some idea of what I was doing. A cheap blaster and rigged blasting booth, and my doors were ready to paint pretty quickly. Because they were oak, the blasting opened the grain a bit, but that worked well for the painted finish to show the grain.

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