The kitchen is still closed and we are still living inside a plastic bubble. Eric says he will be removing the plastic bubble later today, which is good. I am getting very tired of living life solely upstairs and in a bubble, although is it a relatively minor inconvenience and the end result will be brand new, beautiful floors.
The first part of the day was scraping all the excess filler off the floors, followed by a clean-up sweep and vacuum. No detail is left unattended. Eric is even getting under the refrigerator and the stove.
Then a final round of sanding.
Once everything was sanded and smooth, and there were no more stray wood shavings floating around, it was time to apply the first coat of stain. Eric had only applied the stain to a small part of the kitchen by the time he had to leave yesterday, but today, he is finishing the first coating of the stain for the whole floor. We choose a light golden stain so it would not contrast too much with all the cabinets.
So far, so good. I really like the color we chose. It matches well with all the cabinets and it really highlights the natural characteristics of the wood.
It won’t be too much longer and I will have brand new floors AND I will have my kitchen back. 🙂
Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.