construction update

living room...
living room, october 31

dining room...
dining room, october 31
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soooo… the construction project was going to be done this week. but once the contractor started putting up the trim, we realized that the base board and base shoe were not going to be wide enough to conceal the icky, unfinished flooring that sat under the original trim. it didn’t occur to previous owners to remove said trim before sanding the floors down, so there’s a nice 1-inch hump of unfinished floor, bordered with a line of thick, old paint where the 1/2-inch base shoe should go.


now in order to finish, i need to have the floors refinished. the edges cannot be fixed without sanding and re-coating the entire floor.


but the end is in sight. floors will be started next monday, and will hopefully be done in 3 days. then the trim will be finished up, and i’ll do one last coat of paint. and i’m hoping the contractor is done walking into my house daily (at 7:30am and chatting my ear off for 30 minutes while i stand there in my bathrobe and wet hair wishing he’d shut up [yes! i'm getting tired of it!]) after next week. then i’m reserving thanksgiving weekend for putting ikea furniture together. until then, bear with me, i’m a little stressed…

12 responses to “construction update”

  1. jess says:

    Stay Strong.
    It’ll all be worth it in the end.

  2. la ninja says:

    oooh, I’m so there with you.
    central heating’s in, they’re sanding and painting as I type (haven’t even been this morning, will see what I find there this evening) and the floor is yet to come.

    I whole-heartedly concur: #$@&!

    (p.s. these things are sent to try us???? bollocks to that! ;)

  3. Jenn says:

    Wow! Looks great. Can’t wait to see in person. Hi Gus!

  4. Anna says:

    Oh poo! Though it will be nice to have refinished floors. Make sure to get an extra top coat to help stave off the doggy nail marks.

  5. Florcita says:

    Stressed? just stressed? I would have killed someone by now. it’s looking pretty though…can’t wait to see what furniture you purchase.
    (all week in bed, nasty flu. Haven’t gone to the post office yet, SORRY!!!!)

  6. Ayama says:

    looking good but sheesh they have been there an awful long time. sheesh it didn’t take that long when donnie had her floors done 2 years ago (as well as the whole paint job). cyber hugs and a glass of wine to help you out.

  7. alex sunday says:

    hang in there – it’s looking great!!
    and in 6 months you’ll forget about this stress and be enjoying your lovely new surrounds. xo

  8. jackie says:

    A very #%&!!& worthy delay! Damnation – but the silver lining is that your floors will be bee-u-ti-ful!! Yes, I can’t wait to see your furniture choices!
    I love your pumpkin and fall leaves photos! And that resin ring is quite gorgeous. I have two glass rings that are shaped the same – one purple and one green. Amazingly I have not broken them yet.
    Your moss planter – LOVE – what a prized memento, lovely with the moss!

  9. martha says:

    I second the extra top coat.
    I think sometimes it’s called street shoe.
    totally worth the extra money.

  10. Susie says:

    wood floors are so good…mmm…

  11. kristin says:

    despite the frustration, it’s coming along beautifully!! hang in there xx

  12. kim says:

    really? you’re stressed. i can’t imagine why.

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