We are well into phase two of getting ready for our new floors; the old carpet and flooring have been ripped up and we are living on plywood for the time being. The POD is bursting at the seams with all of our furniture, and everything else has been stuffed into one room or another. Every cabinet, drawer and pantry has been emptied, nothing like a big project to force one to go on a cleaning spree. So out with the old and in with the new; after all, new floors and crown molding will lead to new paint, which could possibly lead to new furniture, which of course will call for some new accessories! Yay!
In our quest for the perfect wood floor, we decided on a combination of quarter sawn and half-rift white oak. White oak is durable, has even grain, and it takes a stain well. After dragging out every lamp, pillow, painting and piece of transferware I own, paint colors have been decided. I am after a warm brown stain on the new oak floors, so I really hope this contractor has patience!
This next month our house will be swarming with carpenters, painters and contractors, hammering, sanding and painting. I’m sure the dog will probably have a nervous breakdown from all of the mayhem; he will have to be sequestered to the lake house for awhile, otherwise he is going to need therapy!