Wednesday, October 8, 2014


I took on a huge challenge and decided to rip out the carpet, take up the sub floor and re-finish the old wood floors in our bedroom. It was a gruelling task. The subfloor was chipboard and was nailed down every 4 inches, so it came up inch by inch. I think it took a total of 4 days to take it all up. Next was renting the big floor sander which weighed 100 lbs. It was an interesting challenge dragging that upstairs. It took the day to do the sanding, but it looked good. Now I have stained it, and have 2 coats of Varathane on it. I have to put on a couple more coats, re-do the baseboard and paint. I sure hope I have this done by November some time. My husband has been sleeping in the spare room and I have been sleeping on the couch. It sure will be nice when it is finished. Well worth the work. I have done all of this by myself. I wouldn't let my husband touch anything because he has an injured shoulder. It has been a great experience, one I would NEVER do again. Here are few pictures.
This is how the sub floor came pieces.


Stained and one coat of Varathane


  1. Hey I need you over here to help me out, are you for hire? Wonderful job Janet, love the way the floor looks, hard work paid off my friend. Blessings Francine.

  2. Bravo girl! I know it was a lot of work and very hard for you to do alone Janet, but when you can move back in and enjoy your floors you will be so happy you did it. It looks beautiful! hugs, Lori

  3. Oh my....what a mess that floor was! Can't wait to see it all finished.

  4. go girl. I would never be able to tackle a job like that. Kudos to you. It looks wonderful! Janice

  5. I admire all the work you put into this-it looks wonderful!

  6. That was a lot of hard work Janet. The floors look amazing. Wonderful patina!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hugs Marg.