Bringing our old house out of the disco era and back into the Victorian.
Stripping Entry Hall Trim
Painting Interior Rooms
(10 need it)
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posted by Kristin | 3:00 PM
What? You don't want the bricks? :) (Obviously, I kid)Hmm. I don't think new wood floors would clash. Our house has two kinds of wood floors...oak (in most of the house) and maple (in one of the rooms). And when a pal redid his grandpa's 100+ year old farmhouse, he had 3 different wood floors because the house "evolved" over a number of years. It actually looks quite charming...the permissive quirkiness of an old house. Since it wouldn't be changing wood in the middle of a room, but in between rooms, you could definitely get away with it looking very nice.
With a table saw and a palm sander you could make a nice 3 inch wide wood threshold from an old piece of wood to transition from one floor to the other. Loose that thin brass edge, it makes that appear too drastic.
Oh we are busy restoring an old house too and have the same issue with add-ons and different flooring levels etc... as well as really ugly old wallpaper ;-) We put a slate tile floor in our mudroom/laundryroom and will continue that flooring into the breakfast room (which has only a plywood sub floor under vinyl) and into the kitchen. I just tore up a disgustingly ugly bright green linoleum floor from our butler's pantry, luckily it has wood under it that is in good condition and will refinish nicely.And we refinished a wood bedroom floor that had several layers of paint and had been covered with carpeting. Just polyurethaned that floor last weekend. I have some pictures up on my blog, though my house really isn't the main focus of my blog I do write about it from time to time.I found your blog from Jordana's blog btw.www.thebigyellowhouse.blogspot.com
I am definitely into the quirkiness of old houses. It's the best thing about them! The thing is it sort of WOULD be changing the wood right in the middle of a room. The center hall stretches from front to back of the house and changes flooring type right in the middle. I can deal with that, just need the right flooring. Gary, we definitely need different thresholds ... those brass things, ick. Did you see how the vinyl is in like six-foot-wide strips tacked down along the seams? Ugh.Chris, thanks for stopping in! I'll check out your blog!
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