Getting my bedroom floor ready was the last main thrust of hard labor needing to be done before we can actually start moving in. The rest of the remodeling projects in my mom’s house will be done gradually after we’re moved in.
The first thing I tackled on my floor was a big black stain splatter. What a horrendous ordeal, but I beat it!
Now you see it…Now you don’t!~
You know how sometimes in my various posts I mention my weak girlie hands? Well, I’m not really joking about that. I seriously hurt my hand scrubbing and scraping at that black stain and the area around it ~ to the point where my pinkie finger went tingly and numb for a couple of days. 😦 And that was only the beginning of the grueling work that went into cleaning up my floor.
Worth it in the end though because look at how nice it looks now…I must say compared to before, I am quite pleased with the results of all my toil.
Couldn’t have done it without this guy…Magical scrubbie! He might not look like much, and he’s quite used and abused, but this little bad boy tore up that crud on my floor like a champ!
Couldn’t have done it without this girl either…Magical sis! 😉 Here she is in her tie dye with her magical saw cutting a 45 degree angle on one of the oak strips that I used to cover the gaps between the molding and the wood floor along the walls. My mom and my daughter also lent a hand with my floor. Needless to say we are all exhausted.
There are still those deep cuts going across the floor in the doorway area in front of my closet, there was nothing I could do to fix them, but I’m just going to throw a rug down over them and call it good.
Also as I had mentioned in an earlier post, a large portion of the floor on the other side of the room has plywood not hardwood on it. I went back and forth trying to think of a solution, but for now there really isn’t anything else I can do with it. So I’m just leaving it as is after cleaning it up a bit, until we either have the existing hardwood refinished professionally and install new hardwood to that other area, or have carpeting put in on that side. My bed will cover that entire area anyway, so rather than go to any further expense right now, I’ll just throw a rug over that too.
After working on the floor, I still wasn’t done in there yet… I also washed my windows and put on a coat of fresh stain around all of the other the woodwork. Nothing better than looking out of sparkly clean windows! I love the old Sycamore tree that is right outside of them and the way the light flickers into the room through the leaves. There are actually 3 windows that go across the front of my room, but I was not able to get them all into one shot.
So, now we can finally start moving some of our things in! It will be a month and a half long process with just my daughter and I moving it all, so if I thought I was exhausted after all of this work on my floor and everything else we’ve been working on in the house for the past few months, I’m sure I’ll be completely wasted a month and half from now. If you never hear from me again, you’ll know why. 😉
In all… as exhausted as I am, and for as many various worries, concerns, thoughts and emotions I’ve had rolling around inside of me at the thought of moving back in with my mom, I am deeply grateful. And I know there is a purpose and plan in all of this.
One night as I was driving back to my apartment after working on my floor at my mom’s and thinking about this next stage of my life, this song came on the radio. I had never heard it before, but oh did it ever speak directly to my heart. So encouraging! “Settle down, it’ll all be clear…”
“Just know you’re not alone cuz I’m gonna make this place your home” ♥
Wow! The floor looks great, Jewels! I feel for you, with all the work you have done and the work that is still ahead. I can’t wait until you get to sit back and enjoy the fruits of all your labor.
Hang in there, like the song said, it will feel like home one day. Home is such a great feeling, isn’t it?
Thanks, that floor sure was a beast! I can’t wait either, I’m just wanting so bad to be done and be able to relax a bit. Yes, having a sense of home is a wonderful feeling ~ I haven’t really had that for the past couple of years. It feels so weird to be moving back home, and I know it’s going to be a big adjustment, but I do feel like it’s the right thing to do, so that gives me some assurance, and hopefully will bring that feeling of really being home too. 🙂
🙂 I am so happy for you. It is almost done. Yay!!! 😀 I know that first night,when it is all done you will finally rest easy, because you will know deep down… You are finally HOME! Love ya Jewels. ❤
Thanks! It’s definitely a huge relief to finally have all the bedrooms finished, and I am happy with how my floor turned out even if I hurt my weak little girlie hands working on it. 😉 I know, I will be so glad when we’re all moved in and I can finally lay down to sleep in my new “old” room and have that sense of peace. 🙂 I love you too, my friend! ♥
Wow! Amazing job! I’m excited for you 🙂 I hope the move is quick and painless. Wish I could help!
Thanks so much Lisa! 🙂
Although I don’t watch the show, I understand that the performer of the song you linked above was the winner of the most recent edition of “WGWG Idol.” I’m pretty sure Rachael will be familiar with that term, if you don’t know what it means…. 🙂
Great job on eviscerating that Rorschach test that was on your floor! Weak girlie hands or not, you ARE “The Terminator” of stains. And on that note, I’ll be back – to comment again….
I have watched American Idol in the past, but didn’t catch more than an episode or two this season, so I’m not familiar with the artist in the video. I love the song though, and as I said it was a great encouragement and comfort to me. Sorry, neither me or Rachael knows what “WGWG Idol” means. I’ll Google it. My favorite artist to come out of that show is Chris Daughtry and he wasn’t even one of the winners.
Thanks, haha that black stain did look like a Rorschach test, maybe I should have examined it more closely as perhaps it could have revealed some deep dark inner secrets about my psyche, but all it made me think of was “terminating” it ~ “hasta la vista baby.” 😉
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