Oh My Sweet Carolina

Ok, in this case, it would be "My Sweet Savannah" and oh-how-sweet she is for passing along this golden nugget of information to all of us in the blogging world, particularly in the home improvement arena.   Here she is on a special post called, "How I refinished my wood floors".  Please check it out - it's totally worthwhile and amazing, ESPECIALLY if you have a home with wood floors you would like to contemplate some sort of project about. 

Many people have somewhat frequent blog posts about objects, craft items or furniture they love.  Well, this is similar in that my loves and likes are about different methods of home improvement, tools and the like. 

You may have noticed, but the floors in our house are original hardwoods and I have been PINING (you see what I did right there?) to clean them up and do some refinishing.  

Does anybody know what that ring around the floor is about a foot in from the walls?  I can't seem to figure out what the world could make those patterns. 

Same deal going on here with the weird ring going about 1' in from the walls.  We had radiators (well, the house did at some point judging by the 1" diameter holes in our floors) at some point in time, but those could not have caused what we are seeing now.  It's a mystery!

In our kitchen, you can tell the previous owners tried to paint the floor the same color as the dark, icky green walls.  From what it appears, they then decided it was a horrible idea and proceeded to sand the floor down.  Awesome idea, poor execution.  This is only a little section, but the ENTIRE kitchen has green stained planks.  *sigh*

Seems fairly quick and easy, right?  Now we just have to come up with a few hundred bucks, a place to put all of our stuff temporarily, a weekend and a way to protect the floors that we would inevitably end up scratching up terribly.

After seeing her post, it made me want to run to Home Depot or Lowe's and rent one of those zamboni-esque machines.  You'll see what I'm talking about when you read the Savannah post.

I suppose we have to finish the painting, master bedroom/bathroom, platform bed, etc, etc, etc. until we can undertake another project, but ahhh, a girl can dream.


Currently Listening to "Somebody's Baby" by Jackson Browne

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