I have to say the floors are STUNNING!!!!!! Even if I do say so myself. They positively glow and every little nick and mark and scratch just makes the floors look even better once a little wax is rubbed in. Along with Genie I have another new best friend.......Clarke buffing machine! I want one!!
this guy finished my floors off to a lovely satiny glow with little effort. It took me a few minutes to get the hang of it, slight pressure up to go right and slight pressure down to go left, but once I had it it really went fast. Yep this one definitely goes on my wish list of power tools.
This is the view looking into the kitchen from the living room and you can see the difference in the floors. The wax really brought out the beauty of the wood and they look exactly like I wanted. Old, used, slightly abused and well loved.
still a construction zone but now a very pretty one.
This is exactly what I was hoping for, a floor that I could not worry about getting some wear and tear. I need a floor that can handle 2 dogs, a bunch of teenagers, muddy riding boots, a niece and nephew, a new grand baby and dirty cowboy boots. I think I got it. The Cowboy is installing the sink in the pantry and you notice the tools spread everywhere. No worries, any marks we now just call it "patina". I love this little apron sink. We found it laying in the weeds in the back yard when we moved in. I can't believe someone just threw it out there and left it.
I also love my little side table that opens up to a very nice roomy dining table. The Cowboy found this little table a few years ago at the local swapmeet. We paid $25.00 for it. The top was in bad shape so I put a faux red leather finish on the top and the edges, then stained the rest of it.
Then my brother made 2 leaves for it so when we open it up....
Voila! A very nice dining table that seats 8 comfortably and 10 if you don't mind being cozy. I also love my mirrors for my living room.
I have 2 of these that I bought probably 2 years ago and they went directly into storage. When the Cowboy brought them inside yesterday I about fell over. I had totally forgotten about them! They're a little plain for my taste so I need to figure out what to do to dress them up a bit but I'll figure it out. Still working on painting the kitchen windows and the huge bookcase to hold my dishes. I'll have those pictures soon.