An update on our home improvement projects– we’re on a roll!
Home Improvement ~ The Floor Refinishing is Almost Done!
This week on the home front was all about more progress on home improvement projects, i.e. refinishing the hardwood floors in the living room/dining room. We are almost there! This morning I will be starting to poly the largest section of the space (it was originally 3 rooms!). Because we have 3 boys, we decided that 4 coats of the water-based poly was probably a good decision. 🙂
One thing I like about the water-based option is that it dries in about 2 hours, so I can re-coat several times in one day. It doesn’t smell nearly as bad as the oil-based one either. Hopefully, by next week the entire area will be done, and we can put all of the furniture back in. It will be so nice to get everything back to normal in the space!
I have also been painting in between, so I’ve put a dent in that was well. I can’t wait to see the finished product–I’m already loving how it looks!
A Few Electrical Projects
I also checked a few electrical projects off my list, including putting up our kitchen light fixture. I was getting pretty tired of seeing the bare lightbulb hanging over my table, so now I have the fixture I picked out. I love it!
We also had to have a light replaced at the top of our stairs. One thing about living in a very old house (think 1820s!) is that the ceilings are VERY low. A shallow milk glass light fixture had broken and couldn’t be repaired, so we had to go with a simple, mostly recessed one. I miss the antique light fixture, but it was near impossible to find a similar one!
Some Play Time on Our Day Off
The kids are off of school today, so we are going to squeeze in some fun outdoor play between the floor project work, and then we are off to a church potluck tonight. Looking forward to some time with friends and unplugging for a bit, since this has been a tough week in the social media sphere!
What are you up to on this long weekend?