Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Working on the floors

We decided to hand plane the adhesive off.  The steamer didn't really touch it, although it did work well to remove the patches of linoleum that didn't want to come up.

Here are some in progress photos

With some boiled linseed oil applied

Monday, October 15, 2012

Remember this floor?

This is the old barn floors we originally bought for the bedroom, finding a new home in the hall after a run or two though the planer.  Still needs a BLO/Turp mix applied...and to be finished of course!  We put down a layer of tar paper, then sleepers, then the floor.

We did a little test on the kitchen floor to try to remove the old adhesive from the floor using mineral spirits.



Needs some more work.  We are going to try a steamer next.  Mineral spirits are stinky and it's not all that warm out to have everything opened up.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Bedroom and hall

A sneak peek at the closets we're building:

2x3 frame construction, 2 1/4" x 3/4" trim, 2" x 3/4" slats as shelving and bead board in the sides.

This is a closeup of one of the shutters we're going to use as doors.  I wish we had both sides of the hardware.  We're going to need make a slat as one is missing on a shutter.  I'll scrape and repaint them because we don't really want paint flakes all over the clothes.

These are some pages from the book we want to use as wallpaper in the hall

Starting to wonder if we should just use the reclaimed barn wood instead of trying to make the bricks work in the kitchen so we can use THAT floor in the hall.

Remember the reclaimed wood?  This is it, painted.  Thinking it might look good painted, with bead board partly up the walls and wall papered above with the book pages.

This could be a neat ceiling fixture...

Side note...this was in the wall in the bathroom.  Good thing we killed the power to it.  And yes, there were no wire nuts on it when we found it.

Just because...we've always wondered about this trim work.  WHY??