Monday, January 27, 2014

Word of advice...

Never refinish old pine floorboards in the dead of winter. Unless you're crazy like me.

The bathroom floor is done. It took much longer than I expected.
I should have known 150 year old pine sucks up stain differently. I just about had kittens when I rubbed on the "Honey" stain I purchased.

YIKES!!

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I couldn't grab my sander fast enough to remove it. It was almost black.


I ended up using "Colonial Pine" then applied two coats of polyurethane sanding between coats. I love they way it turned out but...

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I'm still woozy from the fumes. Kind of floating around in slow motion like the mad scientist on ether did.



In other "news," to this day I am unable to find a toilet to match the sink. I contacted the company this morning hoping they can point me in the right direction. H*ll, it doesn't have to match exact. Just something close.

The tub is to be delivered tomorrow, but the window guys are coming next Monday and hubs doesn't want to tackle the tub until the windows are done. Of course we can't do the beadboard or any trim in the bathroom until the tub is in. So I feel like I am running in circles.
Or maybe it's the polyurethane "talking".

So for now, I'll just strew everything out on the floor and wait... impatiently.

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Have I mentioned I am no longer a fan of renovating?

Happy Monday, everyone!
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10 comments:

lilraggedyangie said...

O the frustration of remodeling...but your floor is just gorgeous...have a great day hugs lil raggedy Angie

Peri said...

Why are you waiting to do the bead board until after the tub...that will be a real bear!! do the bead board behind the tub area first and get it finished and then install the tub. You can then get the rest of the board up, finish the other stuff while you await the new replacement parts. If you get desperate enough, there is an Almond colored toilet made by Kohler that is a really close match to the bone color of the sink..of course there is always porcelain paint....comes in lots of colors...but in tiny bottles...very tedious...buy a new sink instead!
Have a lovely reno day!! Fumes are such fun!!

Peri said...

Why are you waiting to do the bead board until after the tub...that will be a real bear!! do the bead board behind the tub area first and get it finished and then install the tub. You can then get the rest of the board up, finish the other stuff while you await the new replacement parts. If you get desperate enough, there is an Almond colored toilet made by Kohler that is a really close match to the bone color of the sink..of course there is always porcelain paint....comes in lots of colors...but in tiny bottles...very tedious...buy a new sink instead!
Have a lovely reno day!! Fumes are such fun!!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh what fun remodelling is, hope it all works out, I know it will, Blessings Francine.

Raymond Homestead said...

It's going to look so nice when you're done! Love the floor!

Penny said...

The floor is just beautiful! You always do a great job on your remodels, but I can imagine it is a LOT of work!! The bathroom will be gorgeous when you finish!!

Alison Harriman said...

Those fixtures aren't too shabby either. I love the satin finish on them.

Ali

whitey said...

Have truly enjoyed looking at your home what a wonderful job you are doing, love your style.

Carol Roll said...

floors turned out so beautiful,cant wait to see it all done

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, everyone!!! ♥ I'll keep you all posted with our progress.
Peri, unfortunately it's not a free standing bathtub. It's in an alcove so the tub has to go in first, then we'll add the beadboard.

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