Now that we’ve all lived through the giant Facebook hack of 2018 where we all got a zillion new friend requests and then we got messages saying those friend requests weren’t really from the friend they said they were from and then we discovered that the hack might not even be true and the whole thing might actually be a scam and then just to clarify the entire thing some people marked themselves safe from the scam.
And the rest of us?
Wondered WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED?
But that was yesterday.
Today is today.
Time to move on to much more important things in this life.
Like this floor.
Remember when I showed you this floor with its peel and stick vinyl tile right off this upstairs landing and mentioned that we were pulling up all the layers on the existing floor and then we all discussed how many layers there were and what the final layer might be and would it—could it—even remotely be possible…
…that it might be wood?
I have the answer.
Are you ready?
Just a refresher.
This is where we started.
This is a mini room that has four entrances to it. There’s the entrance to the bathroom. The entrance to one bedroom. The entrance to another bedroom and the entrance to the hallway.
When we bought the house there was a layer of peel and stick tile on the floor.
I knew there were several layers because of the thickness of the flooring.
And because I lived here my entire life, I knew there was another layer of linoleum under this peel and stick tile.
But under that?
It was anyone’s guess.
We peeled up one layer.
And then another.
And then another.
And then one last layer.
And underneath all that?
We hit THE FLOORING JACKPOT.
Wonderful, glorious, amazing, incredible wood.
It’s simple, understated pine just like the other flooring upstairs.
When I saw the first board I was so excited.
I literally told seven people and my mother and a random passerby in the pumpkin section of WalMart.
Who knew we would get so lucky?
The rest of the residue has to be removed.
And then we’ll stain it Dark Walnut like the rest of the upstairs.
(total aside: the irony of staining pine a walnut color is not lost on me)
Here’s a close-up of the wood section next to the other section of pine flooring. One of the challenges we faced is there is a big gap between the two.
In the super easy solvable department we found these flat thresholds at the home improvement store.
My husband is cutting these to fit in the doorways to solve the gap problem.
I’ll post pictures of the final flooring once it’s finished.
(total aside: I got the CUTEST rug to fit in the space)
One mystery down.
One more to go.
This is the bedroom right off the hallway.
Here’s hoping there’s wood in here, too. 🙂
PS Happy Monday
PPS May your day and your week be as amazing as you are.