I just call this my Southwest room,
showing photos of her son's room and what she had done
with the wooden floors there.
Like me, she also lives in an older farmhouse.
Well, that was all the inspiration I needed to get me
back to work on the floors in my house.
It occurred to me that there are more options to choose from
than a block of wood wrapped in sandpaper,
or a heavy duty, rented drum sander.
I bought an electric disk sander on sale at Menard's for $20.
And a few pkgs of course and medium grit sandpaper for another $5.
The rest of the cost was in sweat and knee work.
Rylee did the honors of taking photos of me working,
rather than vise versa.
I started in one corner and worked my way around the room.
Here's what it looked like less than half the way done with the first pass.
This is where I had to stop.
After all, the girls had to get back to spend another evening
scaring people at the haunted house!
Farmer's Wyfe said to make sure I got all the "shiny" off
so that is what I am working at. I still have a ways to go.
It helped that the finish was very worn to start with.
I am not sure what I will do after the sanding.
I always need time to research and ponder.
I like how she painted diamonds on her floors, but I am not sure
how that would look here. Hmmmmmm.