Though the office is far from complete, we did accomplish one major task- refinishing the floor. And when I say we, I mean me and the floor guy I found on Angie’s List. I did phone interviews with two companies that had great ratings. I chose the less expensive one. It worked out very well; I’m going to have them quote us on the other floors.
I thought I’d simply wind up with a shinier, more even finished version of what was already there, but the end product was so much better.
I’m like a deer in the headlights when it comes to decorating, so when they asked me to choose a stain, I wimped out and went with a natural finish, which I love, but might be too bland for the other remaining rooms (which is to say all of them- wood floors throughout the house).
It seems that darker stains are making a comeback (yes?), but I like the lighter colors, especially in rooms that don’t get great natural light.
I’m glad this went well. It’s given us hope for the beauty we will uncover in the rest of our home. Honestly, in recent weeks I’ve largely been focused on the safety code violations we are going to uncover. Oy.
The pictures above were taken with my cell phone. I’ll try to use my real camera in the future.
Oh, and here’s a glimpse of my office way before.