Monday, February 25, 2013

Last week ... This week

Last week ...

the floor was partially done in the big room and the rest of the wood, the piano, and other furniture from the living room shifted onto it so that the wood could flow into the next room ...

This week ...

the floor is done, a bit of furniture has been moved in, and Joel read and had a cup of coffee in the morning quiet of the bright, big, open room.  It's still spare.  No pictures on the walls yet, some furniture and an area rug still to come.  But, oh my goodness.  It sort of takes my breath away.  It almost feels like a completely different house!

Last week ...


Ben and Nick discovered a big "dip" in the floor in the living room.  Not level a'tall.  They removed the subfloor, added some shims to the top of the joists and now this spot is probably the most level spot in the entire house!

This week ...

Most of the furniture is back but not the pictures.  This room is also still a bit spare.  It needs an area rug, pictures on the walls, warmth and color.  But, for a while I will just enjoy gazing at all. that. beautiful. wood!

Last week ...

 Dark, dirty, walnut parquet.

This week ... 

Bright, light, pretty, clean oak flowing from one room to the next.  There's always been a bi-fold door between this hall and the dining area.  It's not going back up.  Open. Open. Open. Teapots on the shelf.

Won't  you come for a cuppa with me?


6 comments:

Sean and Lisa said...

It looks beautiful! So warm and inviting. Just perfect!

Heidi said...

So beautiful!

Laura A said...

Wow, that is GORGEOUS! And it's nice that your men did a quality job and fixed the floor? Had you previously noticed marbles rolling towards the dip?

Beth said...

Laura,
Well, there was carpet over that dip so marbles didn't roll there, but at other spots in the kitchen and hallway, we definitely knew we had hills and valleys!

Jen U. said...

It's beautiful, Beth!

Ember said...

Oh my! You have made it beautiful!!