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Part I: The rental unit, aka back ache and blisters

Finally! After five months, and a few extra days, one floor is done. Those first few weeks seem like a really long time ago. It doesn’t even seem like we’ve done that much looking at it, because we’ve been so … Continue reading

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Ta-da!

Grey floors. Well, grey stain on wood floors, so greyish-tinted brown floors. Whatevs. We’re very happy with them. That being said, these photos were taken in mediocre light, and are of the kitchen floor, which was in the worst shape. … Continue reading

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Previously, on This Old House

In a surprise turn of events, Lynn and Lou decided to risk it all and stain the bottom unit’s floors grey, ensuring the future renter will ponder why their floors are not a super-glossy marmalade color like every other rental … Continue reading

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Grey or gray?

Here’s Lou staining more of the freshly-sanded floor gray (grey?) in an attempt to convince me that, despite the wood already having been stained in its life and therefore not taking a second stain as well, it will still look … Continue reading

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This might actually be our house

With the walls clean and white, and the linoleum and carpet almost gone, it’s starting to feel more like we could live here. Sure, it’s our house on paper. It’s our house because we came in the front door using … Continue reading

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Oh hey, friend

Last night, Lou and I took up the first floor unit’s kitchen and bath floor. They looked like they would come up easily, so to save time and money (duh), we’re pulling them up before the floor guys come in … Continue reading

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Back in the day

Remember the beautiful fir floors we uncovered? Well, right next to those, underneath more of that carpet circa 2006 (the newest thing in the house by far), is what I’m guessing to be the World’s First Linoleum.  It’s pretty heinous, … Continue reading

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