Sunday, June 1, 2008

A break in the break....!

Ya know, all work and no play makes Carole grumpy! ;o) Time for some renovation up date!

Will ya look at that!

Stephen has been working really hard making sure that we're keeping with our schedule!

We decided to leave the chimney exposed, as it is purty! ;o) The bricks do need a tad more cleaning, but in due time.

We have two fire places in our home, one in the dining room and one in the living room. This is the dining room chimney.

The fun part about renovating an older home is learning about it's history. It would seen that there was a stove pipe that came through our bedroom from the dining room and vented through the chimney (see the hole in the chimney). In our basement, we do have compartments filled with coal. Prior to our time, there must have been a coal stove and the pipes ran throughout the house for warmth.

Saturday morning Stephen worked from 2 a.m. until early afternoon sanding the floor. He said he couldn't sleep! Gosh, that sander makes a lot of noise. Of course, neither could anyone in the household sleep! lol I was a tad worried about my neighbours, but given that we have a pyro on the bedroom side who loves to fire up pyrotechnics at 10:30 p.m. on a school night, I figured it was pay back! ROFLOL! This is not a complaint, we are blessed with wonderful neighbours!

Meet a 150 year old wood floor! Isn't sweet!

Of course you have to be a lover of the "older look" to appreciate it's beauty! ;o) The photograph does not do it justice. It is much prettier in person!

Stephen has applied one thin coat of polyurethane. There will be a few more coats to apply before we can move on to building the closets.

It's exciting for me to see the progress! It will be one sweet looking bedroom! I still have to choose the paint colour! I was thinking about a purplish blue, perhaps periwinkle blue. We'll see as the room progresses. The room is on the north side of the house, so I do need a light colour. I'm sure the floor will help brighten things. Prior to the renos we had a medium green carpet. Yuck!

Time for me to get back to the chaos! ;o) Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

Vicki W said...

That floor is gorgeous! I'd kill to have a floor like that in my house. Have the magazines I sent arrived yet? I sent them media mail partly as a test to see how long it would take. You'll probably get them next year! LOL! How many days until your baby arrives?

Karrin Hurd said...

Great seeing the progress and the floors are wonderful. I am a lover of old wood!

Libby said...

Oh my! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!!! The floor is wonderful. And I just can't say how much it thrills me that you are leaving that delicious brick exposed *yipee*

Sweet P said...

I love the exposed brick. You won't regret leaving it for everyone to see. The floor is in great shape too.

Pat said...

Its looking good Carole! There is a lot of hard and messy work there. It will all be worth it!

Pam said...

The floor looks wonderful. It is going to be so fabulous for you when it is all finished. There are some wonderful Benjamin Moore colours for older homes - our bedroom is a sort of Wedgwood blue. I am a big fan of blue :))) Have fun with the reno's.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Fantastic floors! Renovation is so hard to go through but the results will be worth it.

Chookyblue...... said...

looking god can't wait to see this finished.........take care...

Darlene said...

I'm glad to see that you've decided to leave the brick - it's beautiful. Wow, Stephen has been very, very productive - the floor is awesome. It's going to be stunning when it's all done, Carole.

Hugs!

Guðrún said...

Yes Carole the floor is great, your bedroom is going to be fabulous.

Wendy said...

The floor is gorgeous! I have some exposed brick in my kitchen and wasn't sure what to do with it. Maybe it's better to leave it.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful room! Periwinkle blue sounds lovely. Can't wait to see it all finished.

Julia said...

Can I just say that I think you are living in "my" dream house! I love the exposed brick, I love the floor, I love that it is 150 years old. I just love it all!!!!!

Teresa said...

Making progress and it is going to be so wonderful when completed. Hang in there...you and Stephen are doing a great job!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

So much progress! It is really looking good with the brick and the wonderful wood floor. That will be one very special room when you are done!

Needled Mom said...

It is really taking shape now. I think the floors look wonderful. You are going to love it when it is all done. I can't wait to see the finished photo of it.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

It's looking good Carole!!! I love a wooden floor and that fireplace is great.
We had a coal furnace in my house in Missouri. It was used way back when. It even has the shoot on the outside of the house where they loaded the coal inside. Very cool I thought!!

atet said...

Those floors are beautiful! I can just see a big old oval rag rug sitting next to the bed. Or maybe that's just me :0). I'm seriously jealous of your floors though -- my house has nothing but plywood subflooring. UGH.

swooze said...

Lovely! It is great to watch your progress.

Ginger Patches said...

That's a beautiful floor!!! I love old wood floors the best :)

Shelina said...

It is beautiful - I just love wood floors, and they make it much easier to clean threads.

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