Just because I know you guys can't get enough of this floor-y, floor-y stuff, we're coming to you today live from the kitchen...floor!
When you last left us, we had removed a few layers of linoleum, scraped up the black gunk and were asking for your opinions about stain vs. paint. You weighed in and the results were overwhelming. You said,
Sand and Stain that sucker!
So yesterday we started step one: sanding and today, well, we continued step one.
Here's what we had after the linoleum was (almost all) gone
Then came the scraping. Ohhhhh the scraping!
And now, after two days of sanding we have:
Not bad, huh? As you can see, we still need to go around under the cabinets and along the wall with a sanding block and get where the sander wouldn't go.
But you can really see a dramatic difference when you look at the two colors up next to each other like that.
Another place that's just completely amazing? The threshold from the dining room to the kitchen. You can thank the ol' mom for that. She's a master belt sander, she is!
Virtually the same!
Here's the middle of the floor, facing the sink from the dining room. As you can see, we still have a bit more to stand. Unfortunately, our awesomely cheap sander ($30) from Harbor Freight started spraying floor dust all OVER the place today so we're returning it tomorrow (thank you warranty!).
Are you sick of talking about floors yet? I know we are!
Here's a picture of a cute kitten to take your mind off of things.
I like to imagine that she's clutching her hands together and saying something like, "Please! For the love of God! Stop talking about the floor!"
You can insert your own funny caption if you like. It's fun, I promise.
More distracting and unrelated pictures, you ask? Your wish is my command!
*BRAGGING WIFE ALERT*
Now, I can kill just about anything. I haven't killed a cactus yet, but there's still time. Conan on the other hand, appears to be the Kansas equivalent of the Dowager Countess (where my Downton Abbey peeps at?). The man grows roses in his sleep, I tell ya'! These are the latest ones. And they are even more beautiful in person.
Okay, okay. Time to do something productive. Maybe stare at the floor for a few minutes and imagine how awesome it's going to be when it's done? Yeah. That's productive.
Also! Also! Thanks for all of the suggestions. It really helped make our decision easier! You guys are the best! *BRAGGING BLOGGER ALERT*