Sunday, March 24, 2013

Finished refinishing

Yep, we refinished our two remaining rooms upstairs over the last week and a half.  We are very tired and very done with refinishing floors, luckily we really are done - until we buy a new house.  We've been sleeping in our living room on a mattress and were delighted to move our stuff back into the room today!  Here's the before of the master bedroom:
We chose to have our floor guy (Anchondo's Flooring) sand for us, so we could have it done while we were at work, and not have to worry about the mess.  It was a great idea, and the professional equipment sanded these floors better than we ever could have with a rental.  The stain went on MUCH better after his sanding.  
And, the master after we worked our butts off staining and applying 3 coats of poly:
Delicious espresso goodness!  While the master floor was not in bad shape, the guest room floor had significant water damage....
We were so happy to see the stains were completely gone after the sanding!
We not only stained and poly'd the floors, but also repainted this room.  We had enough of the peanut butter color on the walls, so we went over it with Benjamin Moore Bleeker Beige...so much better!
Many subsequent hours were spent repainting the trim, cleaning up, and then putting our lives back to normal.  But before we put everything back, we let baby enjoy some crawl and babble time in the echoing room.  
I will be sharing more about the process soon, but you can see our hallway and back bedrooms refinishing here, Ashford's nursery floor here, and the way we did our very first refinish job here

16 comments:

kelly said...

love 'em.

and o m g. that little boy of yours... so big!!! isn't it insane how that happens?

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

They look beautiful. All that work really paid off.

anne @ wit wisdom and food said...

Those look great! I love the espresso stain and your paint color choices

Mrs. Chic said...

Sara, your floors turned out amazing!!!

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Beautiful

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Gorgeous! I love those mocha floors... so pretty and shiny and gorgeous. And love the new paint color, too. You guys are workhorses!

Bunny @ 86n It said...

Looks amazing!
WOW!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

the floors look awesome, and so does the new paint color!

youresomartha said...


Those floors are gorge! Makes me excited for the refinishing plans we have for my new-to-us house soon!

Sara said...

O.M.G....I'm in love with those floors!!

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

holy mother -- those look amazing! and I can't even imagine the level of work!!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

You guys have been busy! They turned out beautifully. And Ashford makes the perfect model. He would make any floor look fab.

Joi said...

These are stunning!

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Little things are good.

Happy Birthday Ashford.

Oona Johnson said...

They look amazing!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

You give me serious floor envy! LOVE this, love it!