week to go til my next workshop at Tiles Expo. I will share all things Pre-Start with you over the course of 4 hours, and you will leave armed with confidence to tackle your new build or renovation. Win win…
Not an exciting post visually - HOWEVER - exciting that I’ve found an alternative to the dreaded mess of sanding |
Our kitchen floor is hardwood that hasn’t been cared for recently, the previous varnish/stain/lacquer has worn in most places and it’s now just grubby. I can’t bring myself to replace it because, well, money and sanding is just too much mess for a house that is open plan and a room that has wooden Venetian blinds (IMAGINE ). So my wonderful husband has found a company that cleans wooden floors; amongst other things like carpets, sofas (makes me feel a bit queasy to think that sofas would need industrial cleaning) etc. Anyway, he came last night to give us a quote and I was dubious to say the least, so he did me a little demo AND LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE! Apparently, this wasn’t with a ‘new’ scrubber and he would spend a lot more time on it during the normal process. No mess - just water and a degreaser! Then I can either stain or varnish it myself orrrrr they can administer a protective sealant that’s colourless, just enhances the natural shade and pattern of the wood grain and makes it super shiny. They also do tiles so guess who’s quarry tiles in the hallway are gonna be all sparkly too...? |
Biggest question for me now is, do we stain a darker shade (baring in mind it’s not a huge area and we are going dark navy/black with the cupboards but it does get quite a bit of light..) or go with the super shiny sealant that means I have to do no work whatsoever?? | #beforeandafter#wood#realwood#hardwoodfloors#cleaning#sanding#renovation#homeprojects#interiordesign
Part 1 - of the internal rendering.
We got rid of the old fashioned wooden window sills which will streamline our bedrooms. It's a funny house with some aluminium windows and some are wooden which we are keeping so there will be painting to make them all look the same. Can't wait to see how much work the guys have done today inside