When I showed you all the end table I madeover (for a second time), I mentioned that we started on another project this past weekend. You may remember our dining room wall plan, which we haven’t forgotten about and still plan on doing. However, something else just rings of a little more importance to both of us.
We have been talking about doing this fooorrrevvverrr! If only we’d thought of it before we moved in a year ago, but at the time, we just wanted to move in and make our home all nice and cozy. Saturday night John was in one of those “I’m ready to tear stuff up and make a mess” kind of moods, so we dove right in. Well, I should be honest, I was the acting DJ/bartender while John did all the work. ;)
Are you wondering what we’re doing yet?! We’re staining our floors! The honey blonde oak wood just isn’t doing anything for us. The poly clear coat has worn down and the majority of the floors are ready to be redone anyway. We are craving a rich dark wood to give our home some depth!
So John got started ripping up the baseboards in the catch-all guest room, which looked like this:
Looking into the stenciled hallway below, you can see that huge faded spot in the bottom left where the wood is literally raw. Is that the correct term?
Here’s a lovely close-up. The paint is actually off-white, but over time it has really yellowed. Gross. And if you look at the picture above, you can tell it’s much more yellow than the baseboard in the hallway.
I’m pretty sure these were the baseboards that were installed when the house was built in 1960. Only a few rooms still have these old ugly ones, so it’s time for them to go! We figured now would be the perfect time to replace them with the whole staining process that’s about to take place!
And that’s where we are in the process. I’m really excited/nervous to take on the staining. We are going to do a few rooms at a time so we can move furniture out, etc.
Now we’ve just got to pick a color…. any help or advice would be much appreciated! Anyone ever restained your floors? What’s the best process?