The Kitchen is Closed Again – Part 3

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.



Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

24 thoughts on “The Kitchen is Closed Again – Part 3”

    1. It’s getting there. I am currently trapped upstairs, where I have been for the past 4 days. Eric just put the first layer of sealant down, and we have to wait for it to dry, so I can’t even go downstairs at all. But, it should all be done by tomorrow.

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      1. The first one was in the beginning, when we bought this condo after reconstruction and had to “reconstruct” everything. A few years later, we had a flood from the roof that ruined my kitchen and dining room ceiling and floor. And we don’t have “upstairs” to hide in! We had to stay in a hotel room for a few days, but it was all covered by insurance. It was all covered by dust as well, but with the help of my housekeeper, we got everything cleaned up and put in place. It happens…

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