Saturday, November 11, 2006

~Finished Floor~



The picture hardly does the floor justice. Every time I see the floor, I am just so pleased with how it turned out!

The beauty of these floors was absolutely hidden underneath a bad, bad sanding job and a thick, ugly coat of varnish! I had no idea how gorgeous these floors could be!

As a point of contrast, following is a picture that I took previously this year. It shows the condition of the floor before we refinished it.

32 comments:

Amy said...

That flooring is eerily similar to the wood flooring in my first house. We bought it with red shag carpet and pink walls. Noticed the carpet was only tacked down around the edges, pulled it up, and there was the original hardwood flooring! Cleaning, sanding, staining, varnishing was a huge job but it was *so* gorgeous.

Enjoy your beautiful "new" floor!

Joyce's Ramblings said...

Beautiful floor-beyond my ability to do. I would not want to put too much furniture in the rooms and cover the floor. Great job.

Anonymous said...

It looks beautiful!

Susan said...

It is beautiful, Tammy! I know you just love it!

deb said...

Tammy, yes, very pretty floor! I'm sure you will love it.

Corene said...

Pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Your floors are beautiful! Mine look worse than your first pic but seeing the difference in yours I will have to think more seriously about redoing mine. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! I LOVE wood floors....it's one of the selling point when we bought ours. So glossy and will be lovely for the holidays!!!

JEnn

Melody said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS!! While I do LOVE seeing lines in my carpets when I vacuum (haha!!), I absolutely adore hardwood floors! Yours looks beautiful!!

His,
Mrs. U

Mrs. C said...

The floors turned out sooo nicely!
I'm sure the hard work has been worth it! Now to keep them looking that way...

Blessings,
Mrs. C

rlhilliard said...

looks good. =)

Mrs. Wayne Hunter said...

What a beautiful floor!

ampraisingHim said...

What a difference! The floors came out so nicely.

Anonymous said...

That looks just beautiful! Now you're gonna get some nice area rugs...but not too big! Can't cover up that floor! And put felt pads on the feet of all your furniture!

Arlene said...

Yay, Tammy! I know you are soooo excited that your floors are finally finished! They look fantastic :~)

Mrs.B. said...

Wow, the floors look amazing! I bet you're so excited, I know I would be!

Kelli said...

Wow!! Your floors are gorgeous!!!!
Kelli

Cindi said...

What beautiful floors! You are really going to enjoy them.

Trixie said...

Oh Tammy!

The floors are just perfect! They look so beautiful.

Take care,

Trixie

heather said...

Tammy,

Your floors look absolutely gorgeous! The color is so warm and rich. I always think it is amazing how just a coat of paint or changing flooring can change a whole room. I cannot wait to see the finished rooms with the furniture back!

heather said...

I am curious...what color stain did you use on the floor? I really like it!

Anonymous said...

Very nice ! I love the look of wood flooring!

Mishel said...

Oh Tammy! The floor is just beautiful!

Shari said...

wow, that made such a big difference! we have wood floors like that, but I really want to get carpeting instead of refinishing it right now. our floors are slippery, and i can't wait to carpet them.

Steph said...

Oooh wow! That really does look fabulous!

Happymama said...

The floors are beautiful!

~Kristi

Tammy said...

Thank you, thank you, for all your comments! I have the best blog readers ever. =)

We used a clear varnish for the floors. The wood is oak, and the varnish brought out its natural beauty.

Jodi said...

The floors are beautiful, Tammy! You must be nearly done with the whole project -- how very satisfying!! :o)

Anonymous said...

Your floors are just gorgeous! We are currently living in a home with floors just like what yours are now. I love it! I will go kicking and screaming if we move into a home with carpet.

Samantha said...

Wow! That picture is so inspiring! It makes me want to re-do our old floors. Just beautiful!

C.J. said...

Looks great Tammy!