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Woodwork, floors, and furniture!

We finished up the woodwork in the parlor and now just have two windows left before we are done with woodwork!

Finishing sanding the woodwork after stripping and scraping it.


Another finished window!

We had to replace several boards around the dining room windows because of damage and radiator holes.

We also had to fill in the gaps from where the colonnades and bookshelves were removed in the 30's. The previous owners had filled the gaps with plywood, so we matched the original oak with new oak.

This November, we finally refinished our main living area floors! It was a lot of square footage, but was pretty simple compared to our previous experiences (kitchen, bedrooms, and bathroom). These floors are original to the house and are fir and oak. We knew we wanted to go with the same dark walnut color that we have done all of the other floors and woodwork in. Here are the floors before sanding:

First we sanded the floors down

Then we vacuumed and wiped the floors with mineral spirits to clean up the dust.

We let the mineral spirits dry overnight and got up bright and early to stain!

I love staining. It makes such a big difference so quickly.

Staining the quarter round


New heating registers

Finally finished!

We got new furniture to fill our beautiful new rooms.

We have two windows left to finish and I would love to move onto the kitchen next. We are also looking at purchasing another house in our neighborhood, but we will have to see how that goes...


  1. Wow! Your floor restoration is fantastic. Your finished rooms look great. I'll bet you are enjoying being done.


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