the floor the floor the floor

… is what my weekend is all about.

We rented the sander, primed, and got a first coat down yesterday. The floor paint has to dry at least 24 (twenty-four) hours!

The couch is at the kitchen table, stuff is crammed here and there, other stuff is out in the breezeway, we have to use the front door (a pain with getting dogs into the back yard)… it’s looking like things will remain this way for a few more days.

floor 073 floor 091
Gracie meets “Reginald”…. and some speedy sanding

Actually, dh did most of the sanding. Since we painted, we weren’t as anal about it as one should be when varnishing.

The audience…
floor 082

Tinted primer! Scary pink!
floor 101 floor 107

First coat, still wet, and not ready for second coat yet this morning…
floor 113 floor 115

Then it’s on to figuring how to make baseboard wide enough to cover the cracks at the edge of the floor…

8 Responses so far

  1. 1

    kmkat said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 12:51 pm


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    Chris said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 4:19 pm

    Wow! Go go go!

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    brenda said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 6:10 pm

    It looks great! And way to handle the power tools ;-)

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    Cindy AKA Memere AKA Mom said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 9:20 pm


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    Blogless Carrie said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 10:19 pm

    Wow – that’s going to be amazing when it’s done! How are you guys surviving the fumes? We’ve got some painting to do in our place, too. (By “some,” I mean “most of the house,” in my opinion). Hope that this has been a good excuse to eat out….

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    Molly Bee said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 10:40 pm


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    Vicki said,

    December 9, 2008 @ 10:41 am

    LOOKS GREAT!! I’m waiting for the home fix-up bug to come and bite me — it’s been a while.
    What kind of baseboards are you thinking of using? And how big is the gap? Rather than sock baseboard, you could build up a plain board with mouldings (or use that machine that I can’t think of the name of right now to make a design at the “top”) and then use some quarter round to bring it out even further.

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    Gramily said,

    December 11, 2008 @ 11:02 pm

    At my daughter’s house today the floors of the remodel were sanded and coated and the fumes were so bad after dinner, we packed up the two babies and went on an “adventure.” The three year old was highly disappointed that the adventure was merely to check into a motel overnight. I hope YOUR fumes weren’t THAT bad!

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