Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Stained upstairs floors at last!!

A free chandelier gets new life! My birth mothers husband gave this to me. It was spray painted a gold color. You know that had to go...yuck. Now its a dirty white and I think it will look just lovely as the foyer light at the top of our stairs. I AM TOTALLY LOVING IT!!
In my last post I showed you this cabinet all in bare wood. I thought you might like to see the finish product. Hmmmm, so I'm not so sure its finished. I thought I would like the turquoise and yellow, but now I'm not so sure. I am seriously thinking about ditching the yellow and painting over it with the turquoise. For some reason I don't like it as well as I thought I would. What do you think? Should the yellow stay or go??? The turquoise is definitely staying. Oh and just so you know, the yellow is no where near the "pale" yellow that it appears in this picture. Its a very bright primary yellow. As well as the orange is a much bolder color wall too.

Here Richard is putting on a clear coat over the stain on the upstairs floor. The following pics all suck as far as clarity goes. I used my phone to make them and the camera lens part is broke and makes things dull and a bit blurry. I took a lot of pics trying to show you the beautiful grain we got. I LOVE MY FLOORS. They are turning out perfect. I wanted them to look like OLD farmhouse floors, and they do. We used a satin finish which is perfect for what I wanted. I do NOT like super shiny floors. I want to see the beautiful grain, not my reflection...lol.

I am going to do my best to get some better pictures of the floors to post on here. We still have to stain and clear coat the downstairs floors so that may be my chance to take some more with Richards phone instead of mine.

That's all I have for this post. More will be coming soon. Next on the agenda is downstairs floors, more cabinets and tiling the bathroom. The electric inspector hopefully will get to come out this week and then maybe we can get the electric company out there to set some poles and get the power on. POWER, now that will be exciting!!!
I'll post again soon. Love thy Earth and keep on homesteading!!!