16 May 2011

Kitchen Floor Transformation: BEFORE

After dinner this evening, we moved the kitchen table and fridge into the family room. Why? Because TOMORROW our kitchen floor is being refinished. YIPPEE!

As you can see, the floor is in somewhat dire need of refinishing, although the flooring guy assures me that it is in very normal condition for its age. It has suffered quite a bit of wear and tear, especially around the table and dishwasher. And the area directly in front of the sliding door has bleached.

Over the next three days, the floor will be sanded and given two coats of something I cannot spell. It will return to its original oak color which will be less amber and will have more color variation. The flooring guy assures me that the "new" old floor will be beautiful. However it turns out, I'm pretty sure it will be an improvement.

As a side note, when we moved the fridge we found 12 of Lily's puff balls -- including her lucky black one. I have a feeling they might come in handy because both kitties will be moving into the bedroom with us for the next three days.

So let's summarize:

No kitchen for three days.

Kitties locked in our bedroom for the duration.

Things could get interesting.


Benita said...

Can't wait to see your new 'old' floors :) Mind if I ask how much it's costing to have them refinished? Ours need done badly as well.

Janet said...

Hi, Benita! It will be around $1400 to refinish the kitchen floors(this also includes a short hallway and a half bath). MUCH more cost effective than taking out the old floor and replacing it. We priced that and it was CRAZY expensive!

Benita said...

That's not bad at all! I was expecting it to be a LOT more! Ask the guy(s) if they want to come to Michigan & do mine when they're done with yours :) Now I need to get busy painting the kitchen before I do the floors....that way, if I drip some paint on them, it won't matter, right? :)

Heather said...

Sounds like the next few days will be "fun"! LOL Can't wait to see pics of your new floor though!

Maureen said...

Ha! Love all those puffballs!!!! she will be happy to have those back, I'm sure. I wonder how long it will be before they are "lost" again? ;)

You have such a beautiful home. I wish I had hardwood floors.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

No kitchen for three days sounds pretty fun! Cats locked in the bedroom not so much...

Hope it turns out gorgeous!!!!!

Janet said...

haha Thanks, guys! So far, so good, but the cats are not too thrilled.