Thursday, July 2, 2009

Where have those 2 crazy kids been?

You may have been asking yourself this question lately (or probably not). But rest assured we have not been sitting on our laurels! We have been in the midst of an all out project frenzy (with some good food and a Canada Day fireworks display in the middle somewhere...). Wren spent some quality time with her Grandparents yesterday so that we would have the luxury of getting a whole stack of work done (Thanks mom & dad!).

We entered the final frontier of our hardwood installation, leaving only the kitchen and stairs to be done. I am pretty sure we set a record time on the guest room, starting at 2 pm, and finishing at 6:30!

Here it is in all of it's subfloor glory, since we ripped the carpet out in our pre-Wren days you can imagine how annoying it has been to looking at this room.

Exactly 4.5 hours later we realised that either we completely misjudged the size of this room or we are unbelievably efficient with our wood. Looks like Sean has a work out later tonight by hauling it all back into the garage.

Since that only took up less than a day, what else have we been doing? That is where all of this comes in:

1 old oil painting (I bought it stictly for the frame):

2 more frames for the powder room, and this funky antique metal 3.

This crazy, scratched up old dresser that has more faux knobs than I ever imagined could fit on a piece of furniture

and this coffee table and yet another dresser that I thought had a very romantic shape to it.

Poor Sean is wondering how our 2 car garage has now become my "to do" warehouse. At least he is pretty understanding as I discovered a couple weeks ago when I found him hanging out in there on a velvet wingback chair smoking a cigar (which he does about once a month) and playing dart. Turns out he has decided that with all that furniture in there it is actually a pretty good hangout!

Even though we worked our butt's off on the hardwood we just couldn't miss a good fireworks show so we strolled downtown to my Sister's place at 10pm to get a good view at a park close by. All in all, a pretty successful day!


Tina said...

That flooring looks great, Holly! And can't wait to see what's to come for all of that furniture. :)

Jess said...

I can't wait to see what you're doing with the frames and furniture!!

Cute pic with baby Wren! :)

Jill J said...

I am so jealous! It looks beautiful! And to answer your question... yes, I can imagine living with the floor that way. I am right now, yeesh! (Except ours ends in the hallway between the living room and the bedrooms; no avoiding it with a closed door.)

Mrs. Limestone said...

The floors look fab!

Can't wait to see what you do with the rest.

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks so much everyone!
Oh Jill, we have been there and done that for the last 9 months!! There were many, many months in between when the upstairs hallway was started and finished. I know how frustrating it is (and how freakishly dirty and dusty the house seems). Hopefully yours will get finished up soon too~

hopeful #1 said...

I was starting to wonder! I'm glad that you are keeping productive! I can't wait to see what you do with all of those wonderful pieces that are occupying the garage!!! Also, since you guys are so good with the wood floor thing, are you for hire???

MrsKBJ said...

You and your husband did an awesome job with the wood floor! It looks great! I can't wait to see what you do with the frame and furniture! Have a good weekend!

Emily said...

Must feel good to get all that work done. The wood floor looks great!

Melanie said...

I'm jealous of your two car garage. We only have a carport that is just big enough for my car so my poor patio is usually what ends up looking trashed due to my projects! Can't wait to see what you do next.

Melissa said...

I LOVE the color of those floors! I hope one day when we move to a larger house we will be as adventerous as you and put in the hardwoods ourselves. It seems like it would be difficult, but you made it seem pretty simple with that timeline! Great job!

Amber said...

My parents were just in British Columbia on Canada Day! Funny to think you might be watching the same fireworks display!

PS: The floor is gorgeous!

Jesse said...

The floors are stunning! And I love that large picture frame! Can't wait to see how all your "to do's" come out!

Audra said...

Your floors are GORGEOUS!!!!! What brand/color are they? I also love your entire house-that you've shared.

Ange said...


Silly question....I have the exact same stroller as you and am wondering where you found the cupholder!! It's the only thing I don't like about the Quinny and would love to find one!


Rebecca said...

the floors look amazing! I love the dark color.
So anxious to see what you do with the other pieces too, and i love that Sean is so supportive of your projects.

Holly and Sean said...

Hi Ange! It is actually a Bugaboo cup holder. If you buy the cup holder from them it actually comes with 4 different stroller adaptors and one just so happens to fit the Quinny!

Erin said...

Hi Holly! Your floors are beautiful!! What kind of wood are they? Can't wait to see that guests room finished, it will be stunning no doubt!

Erin :)

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks Erin!
and to answer a few others, they are solid Birch hardwood (we like engineered too, but this gives us many choices when it eventually comes to refinishing). The stain color is espresso. As far as the manufacturer, they are by The Roxston Collection. Hope that is helpful~

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