Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Oh things are getting closer!

MAYBE today the insider painter of our bed and bathroom will be able to begin painting the floor. OH JOY! In our home circa late 1800’s the floors upstairs were painted. In order to maintain some credence to the age and appropriateness, we have chosen to maintain that look and or appeal as it were. By the early 1800's more parquet patterns were in use, but only in the richest of homes and rooms. Wooden plank flooring remained the norm and were usually painted, and in the better homes laid in a tongue and grove configuration. More modest houses would have random width boards simply face nailed to the joists. With the advent of tongue and groove milling, the floors could be laid in a more level fashion before they were painted. This still required a lot of labor to install as well as to maintain. Of course if you had these types of floors you probably had some servants that did the work! NOW there is a concept! Servants? HA! http://university.floormall.com/hardwood-flooring-101.php At any hoot, we are doing the floors of these two rooms. We had years ago painted one of the rooms down stairs and have since replaced the wood with newer oak flooring as the joists were beyond repair. The old floors were too dry and did not withstand being even the best sanding equipment. Now the upside to the old uneven floors was that one could play marbles and NEVER win! ???? My hope and wish that these two rooms would be ready for occupancy by this weekend is CLOSE to happening. But as they say Close only counts in Horseshoes and hand grenades. [It's a baseball saying that first started around 1935. The full quote is: “Close doesn't count in baseball. Close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades.” http://www.mindlesscrap.com/stumpme/03-02.htm A HUGE THANK YOU for my Sweetie and both of our sons as they got all the trim ready for these two rooms so the Painting goes on. Boring as it was, it is FINI. Well that part is! Also JUST for my Sweetie…a GUSHY MOMENT…tee hee, bet he thought I forgot! ;) “Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.” Antoine De Saint-Exupery


Alyssa said...

That's very interesting - what color (or pattern?) are the floors going to be?? Do they scratch up very much or is there a sealent put down too.?

Yes, I went on the 2 Queen Anne's Lace sites. Lots of fun and some odd things - like the name Mother Die! That was strange. I had no idea they didn't originate in the US. Now I'm curious how the roots taste. That cake recipe sounded like fun to make and yummy.

DeeMom said...

The floors here were not fancy in the upstairs, so we kept with the plain

Seemed proper
Just went a shade darker and it is looking GOOD! Hope to surprise hubby and be back in the Real bedroom Friday night!

DO let me know about the cake!