Due to some big-time stressful life events, we decided it would be best for all of us to put this project on hold and avoid adding to our stress.
We had planned on finishing this project before Thanksgiving, and it is now rapidly approaching Christmas.
Anyone who knows me knows, I LOVE decorating for Christmas.
I look forward to it all year – I am always trying to extend the season by starting earlier and leaving the decorations up a little longer than most people do. As you can imagine, waiting and waiting until mid-December with no end to the waiting in sight has been torture.
We felt like we were skipping Christmas by living in an un-decorated work-zone.
So, we moved the furniture back into place and put up the Christmas decorations in a hurry. (♪♫ because we need a little Christmas, right this very minute…♫♪)
We’re referring to the current state of the unfinished floor as ‘charmingly rustic’ – in other words scratched, rough, and discolored wood with a few remnants of 50 year old varnish around the edges.
In certain light (at night) the unfinished hardwood in the dining room doesn’t look all that different from the finished wood in the living room, and the transition is not too terribly noticeable – and it doesn’t take any imagination to envision how it will look when it is done.
In daylight it is a whole different story – but still a huge improvement over the tired old plastic-covered-picture-of-bricks linoleum that wasn’t fooling anyone.
A Christmas decorating home tour will be coming soon (hopefully), with pictures that artfully avoid daylight and/or showing the unsightly areas that are still unfinished.
Until then, here is a taste! Enjoy!