The floor is down. It took me a LOT longer to lay that floor than any other wood floor I have ever laid. There is a very simple reason for that. I didn’t trust myself. I went fast on my living room floor and I have already had to make a few repairs. I am no expert. This time, I laid some down, cleaned up, weighed it down and let it sit until the next day. I can’t find a single spot on the whole floor that I’m disappointed in. If you read the blog entry called insanity you know that I was ready to just dump the entire container of glue on the concrete and throw the flooring on top of it.
I’m grateful that I took the pause.
Next up – trim work. I need to make some door trim and pick up some more baseboard. One of you all kindly suggested that I spray paint the trim instead of brushing the paint on. I borrowed a sprayer from my neighbor and I’ll try it out.
The thing that makes me happy is that I had enough pieces of baseboards to cope in advance. Even though that took a slow poke like me some extra time, it’s done and it won’t delay me. The hardest part will be for me to negotiate to imperfect corners of the wall. Well – J – gave me some good lessons there and I think it will turn out well.
I have the utmost respect for you professionals and I have nothing but gratitude for your help. When I’m done with this room, I’m hoping everything will look like one of you did it.
-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.