Wood Floor Boards – {buried treasure}

Last month I showed you the condition of our
old kitchen and the 4 layers of flooring that needed to be
cut out so a new floor could be installed.
The good news is, when my husband starting cutting out
those 4 layers of flooring (over an inch thick),
we discovered old wood plank boards.
I LOVE old wood plank flooring, so I’m overjoyed!
Of course, a lot of work is involved in getting these
boards to be in decent condition, so most of my house
is coated in a layer of sawdust right now, as we get them
sanded.  By “we”, I mean my husband and 3 sons…not me.
Although I’m not doing the sanding, I will put the
floor sealer on – which will take a few days to complete.
This is the 2nd house where we’ve discovered flooring we like
buried under flooring that was disgusting.  Our old Missouri
farmhouse had *the* most disgusting loop carpeting in the
living room, and when we yanked it out, we discovered lovely
old wooden flooring that just needed a lot of elbow grease
to restore it to beauty.    Here’s that floor when we finished with it.
I’m really hopeful this kitchen floor will turn out as 
well as our old living room floor did.
Kitchen remodeling is absolutely torture to live with, but
I know the end result will be worth it.  I’m just hoping
the end result comes soon, because washing the dust off of every
plate, cup and bowl we need to eat with is getting old quick!

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  1. I can’t wait to see how your floors turn out. I too love old plank flooring. I live in an old farm house and have them everywhere. Mine were painted so I repainted mine. I hope the sanding is done soon.


  2. That’s like finding hidden TREASURE!! How exciting!! No matter what you do, it will be beautiful! I can’t wait to see the finished poduct…what a good busy to be. 😉

  3. oh boy! Can’t wait to see the end result.

  4. Yay! What a treasure! I want wide plank floors!

  5. Wow! What an awesome find! I can’t wait to see it all finished!


  6. Your floor sounds lovely already. I hope it turns out every bit as pretty as your old living room floor.
    We have sub-flooring in our kitchen… only it’s not sub-floor now. It is just floor! Anyway… our house gets pretty cold in the winter…because there are no other layers of wood. It has a natural wear and one of these HOT summer days I have a date with a can of Poly!
    It will be nice! I’ll be able to mop the floor like a real floor!
    Right now, it gets swept and damp mopped… with vinegar.

    I bet you can’t wait!

    I’m waiting to see it! Pat

  7. That floor will definitely be worth the pain of redoing them! ~ Maureen

  8. You got that right when you said buried treasure!


  9. Angie,
    Your old floor was beautiful.I am sure with all of your hard work this one will be too.

  10. Wow, how lucky can you get. A home with hardwood floors always look neat and elegant. 🙂

  11. I definitely agree with you. Once all the work is done, you can breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy your newly remodeled kitchen! Anyway, you did a pretty good job on the floor. From a dusty plain-looking floor board, you were able to transform it into a classy, rich colored wooden floor. Absolutely ingenious! It looks good as new. I like the deep color of lacquer. It complements with the overall look of the space.

    Wilbert Padilla

  12. It is true that kitchen remodeling is a tough job but after completing the project you will be very happy to see the results and you have done this perfectly.

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