Master Bedroom Floor

Blog entry by dustynewt posted 05-21-2008 01:16 AM 4412 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The house sustained minor damage from wind and water during the hurricanes of the last few years. The outside is now sufficiently repaired. We are finally getting to the task of remodeling the inside.

We have been living on the first floor of our house for what seems like years while we remodel the upstairs. It suffered the worst. The plan is to do the reverse when the upstairs is finished. Between work and unexpected projects (neccessities) the remodel is coming slow. We either have the money, but no time. Or, we have the time but no money to spare.

The first couple pics are before shots. The bedroom measures about 12.5’ x 24’.

Before - 2

Before - 1

The room kind of turned into a catch-all for various thing without a place. Please excuse the mess. Notice the seventies vintage shag. Nasty job getting that up, with adhesive notch-trowelled on (1/4” thick in places). The installers must have had a “high” old time putting it down.

Carpet Adhesive

Using adhesive remover, scrapers, putty knives and a lot of elbow grease, we got through to the yellow pine flooring. Why they would ever cover it up is beyond me. But then, it was the seventies.

This is what we uncovered.

Floor Sanded

Floor Sanded - 1

Doorway to bedroom

The tile work around the fireplace we did back in 1990. That is when we discovered the pine floors.

Mention must be made on behalf of my Ridgid 6” orbital sander and the Fein Turbo III. They went above and beyond. Over 300 sq. ft., (3 times, three grits, 40, 100 & 150) without a complaint.

Work Horse

Fein Vacuum

Also, my wife did a great job patching and painting the walls before the final sanding.

We plan on staining and putting polyurethane down next paycheck (or maybe the one after that).

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posted 05-21-2008 02:59 AM

that room is really looking sweet , newt all that work is really paying off .

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posted 05-21-2008 08:08 PM

It’s great to find a floor in such good condition under all the “upgrades”. That’s going to be beautiful when you’re done. You can’t buy that patina. Keep us posted.

-- Tim

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posted 05-23-2008 05:56 PM

Now that is a nice looking floor. Why would anyone want to cover it up is beyond me. I am glad to see you were able to rescue it and return it to its former glory. Well done.

-- Bill - Turlock, Ca. - http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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