The middle of a heatwave is usually NOT the time to take on a huge project- especially if it involves too much time outside or leaving all the windows open. But hey, we are insane apparently! We have been fortunate in that we haven't lost power but it's been in the 90's for what feels like forever. This is part of the insanity the heat brought on.
Since this is what our guest room currently looks like, it's safe to say that is not the topic for this post. I am actually going to tell you about our sun porch/ room/ soon to be sewing room. I haven't blogged about our sun porch before because honestly it just hasn't been usable space for anything other than storage. Even then it had to be something you didn't mind getting wet because the majority of the windows are broken. It's off the bathroom. Strange location but this room is going to be my sewing room. It's exciting because right now my sewing stuff has taken over the dining room. This is what the sun room/porch looked like when we toured the house.
So Saturday in the 97 degree weather Matthew spent HOURS out on our little sunporch with the drum sander and orbital sander. Aleena's room only needed a light sanding and then a topcoat. I then spent Sunday applying coats of polyeurethane. Here are our results.
The Sun Room:
When we moved in you might remember we had the floors in the foyer professionally refinished. We paid $675 for 1 room. We got 2 quotes and they were only $10 apart. We really didn't have much choice at the time since we didn't have a lot of time to do it ourselves. Now it's a different story!
To rent the sander for 1 day was only $55. The supplies we needed (sandpaper, poly, applicators) ran us $115. So we were able to refinish TWO rooms for $170. Crazy right?? We probably saved over $1000.
So excited that my sewing room is moving forward. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I have some paint downstairs left over from another project that I am going to use to paint my little room. You probably noticed that when the electrician was here we had him run some outlets up there. So it is coming together!
We also went and sort of looked at kitchen cabinets today. We'll get there eventually!
I'm off to go sit in front of the air conditioner! Stay cool!