Waiting On Plumbing Parts. Dan had to mail order parts to finish the bathtub plumbing, and they hadn't arrived yet.
Floor. The hallway floor was the next indoor project on the list.
To give you some idea of the changes, here is a photo of the hallway when we first moved into the place.
|The hallway when we first moved in with|
linen closet at the end. It's wide, about 5 ft.
We tore the linen closet out when we started on the bathroom. The other day, Dan pulled up the pink carpeting.
|Linoleum was under the carpet.|
We discussed a variety of flooring options, and finally decided to use the materials leftover from the hardwood flooring project in the dining room. We had just enough vapor barrier, and almost enough oak floor planks.
|We rented the flooring nail gun.|
We were about 19 square feet short of finishing the area. Lowes sells bundles of hardwood flooring at 19 sq feet per bundle! But, because the new boards were narrower, we had to alternate some rows.
|Some rows are 3.5", others are 2.5" Gaps near the wall allow for expansion.|
I doubt this will be noticed once the floor is stained. And if it is, who cares.
|Dan applying stain to the floor. Excess is wiped off with a rag.|
We used the same color as we did for the bathroom window frame, but it seems to have turned out darker on the floor. Darker than I was hoping. One of the creative unknowns, I suppose. Here's what it looked like with the job finished.
|The sheet (pulled out of the way, upper left) helps|
to minimze dust all over the house from sanding.
The polyurethane finish is next, and then Dan can get on to turning this space into its intended purpose. More on that soon.
Rain + Waiting On Plumbing Parts = Floor © May 2013