Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach

Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Adventures in Wood Flooring Installation Part One

I'm calling this Part One, even though I blogged before about the wood flooring project here and we've been in project mode for more than two weeks.  But now, we are down to the week of serious "let's get this business done."  So Part One of this three part series on the flooring install will cover the weekend before installation.

Here's a clue to how we spent last weekend.  Unfortunately, Saturday was a cold day and we had to work in the garage with the doors closed wearing jackets.  We would go inside the house to warm up occasionally - we had to let the paint dry anyway.

We are replacing the base trim in the bedroom with this lovely 5-1/4" trim.  In the closets we reused the narrow base, but we sanded it all down (on the patio in the cold) and repainted it in the garage.  Sanding down the trim from those two "small" rooms, made us REALLY glad we weren't sanding and repainting the trim for the bedroom.  Also, our bedroom has such a high ceiling, the narrow trim was really off scale for the room.

Painting the new trim was much easier than prepping the old closet base trim to be repainted.  But we figured no one will probably see that closet base trim again until we move out of the house, so we didn't really see a point to the extra expense of new trim in the closets.

The paint job didn't turn out as perfect on the trim as we would have liked, but honestly we discovered it's WAY better that the paint job that was on the trim we removed. (and the old trim was probably painted by "professional painters")

The base trim in the family room is stained wood to match the doors, window sills and one accent wall that is paneled with REAL wood.  I know a lot of people paint over the wood paneling from the 80s but this is REAL wood paneling - high dollar stuff in today's construction market.  I refuse to paint over wood of that quality.

Our bedroom is painted and completely empty of furniture!  I intended to add wider crown moulding in conjunction with the paint and flooring project, but there was just way too much other stuff to get done before the installers arrived.  We'll tackle that at another time along with removing the popcorn ceiling.  Really too bad we couldn't have done those two project before the new floor went down.
(sigh, some girls are never satisfied)

When the room was empty, it got a close inspection by a curious cat.

Next up - Day One of the Installation!  Woohoo!


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1 comment:

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The picture with the cat is adorable. I know you will love the new wood floor and I appreciate you sharing this at the Open House party. xx, Sherry