Saturday, July 18, 2009

Larry's project!

For the past year Larry has been telling me that we were going to refinish the wood floor in our kitchen THIS summer! I kept thinking yeah yeah... But I knew it had to be done. We planned on doing this while the kids go to "grandma camp" in 2 weeks but since we had to move vacation, he couldn't get time off during the week of "grandma camp". Soooo he had Friday "off" ( I say "off" because as usual he got called in to do 2 jobs.) Anyway Thursday night he came home with all the supplies, and sanders, and set to work. He was up really late Thursday night sanding away! Friday a little more sanding and the first coats of sealer, and stain. He told me he was surprised I hadn't blogged this yet. He knows me too well. But I told him I thought about it but realized I hadn't taken a before picture so I could do a before and after shot... But I need to recognize all the hard work he is putting in anyway so here I am! He has been working hard and is ALMOST done. There will not be any other pictures of my house!!!! What isn't sitting on the back deck is in my living room so we are living in a mess, with a thin layer of dust on everything. I am not even going to bother to clean it up until it is all the way done since he has to do a light sanding between ever coat anyway. What would be the point. We have to only go in and out through the garage because he figured while we are at it we might as well do the landing at the bottom of the stairs at the front entry. The kids are being good sports about it. The main issue is cooking... We fix simple things, on the bbq, or eat cold cereal all on the back deck. Good thing the weather has been so nice. Hope it holds out for about a week because we don't want to move anything across the floor till it is really set. You can walk across it when it is "dry" but you don't want to slide heavy stuff on it till it is really hard. So we will be eating outside for a few more days/week. Not sure what I am going to do for Sunday dinner tomorrow...
Here is a picture of my hero husband working away on the floor. Don't look too closely or you will see the next project that is to come! Since we moved everything out and could see more clearly then ever the disgusting walls in our kitchen Larry and I are both wishing we could have painted before doing the floors. But Money is the issue and one project at a time. It is sad because washing them does no good! The paint that the people used is super cheap and when you try to wash them the paint comes off and the mess stays! What is up with that!!!! We would like to have this project done soon but have to plan ahead... The living room is in desperate need of paint too. They are the only rooms left we haven't painted (other then the up stairs bathroom I just realized) Every thing else we have painted since we moved in. So hopefully soon we will be living in new colors and washable walls! Anyway yeah for my handy husband and his skills! We are the proud owners of a new shiny floors!




3 comments:

THE YOUNG-INS said...

How much fun...congrats

Kari said...

The Davis' are such handy-mans! Very cool!

The Hawaiian Gards said...

OHhhhh look at those pretty floors! Isn't it nice to have a handy hubby?