In this case, the stain was left on one of our good days – in a very good way. If you didn’t get the Matchbox 20 reference, it’s ok. Moving on…
The best part if DIY’ing is that you can move at your own pace as your feel motivated or inspired. This past weekend, JC felt the motivation mojo for the office floor upstairs that has been neglected its whole life… the office floor was exposed hardwood that never had a finish put on it so it had been beaten down and become sort of grimy and dull with time. For some reason I wasn’t feeling the mojo, maybe it was my upcoming Lasik eye surgery that was distracting me from enjoying the project. Whatever the case, this was JC’s baby.
All it took was a little sanding to rough it up and whip it into shape to be stained.
Here I am power sanding like an outlaw skier… in jammies:
I like JC’s ninja style, it’s tough being married to someone who is so much cooler than me.
Back to the point…
After we sanded and cleaned up the dust (BEFORE my surgery, mind you),
we were he was ready to stain! This is where I stepped back and JC had to tackled staining the floor all by his lonesome. He was so spellbound by this project, he didn’t even mind doing it alone. I did managed to sneak up for a picture. Here’s my hunny making our house pretty:
Meanwhile, in the living room, I recuperated from my eye surgery with the cutest couch potato ever:
2 (very chilly) days later, JC had applied a coat of mahogany stain and 4 coats of polyurethane onto our bare naked floors:
Pretty, pretty mahogany.
We love, love, love it.
Now I just need to get back up there with my favorite short-handled angle paintbrush and finish the mopboards. Now that there’s some polyurethane on there, any accidental paint drippings will wipe right up instead of immediately soaking into the untreated wood like before.
I’m picturing a reading nook with a little white desk and a snuggly beanbag.