So, blog-worthy things happen around here pretty much ten times a day, but time to actually document and share them… not so much. Anyway, here’s one thing!
Oh yes. That’s original hardwood there.
Isn’t that kinda the dream? You buy the big old country house in need of love, pull back some of the ugly and find tons of original beauty waiting for you to unleash it!
But how to get rid of all that glue from the peel ‘n stick tile?
The varnish has yellowed like crazy, so I don’t mind that some of the cleaners I’ve been trying have been taking off some of the top coat. We’ll be sanding and staining again anyway.
And then we started ripping out walls.
Our master bedroom is an addition so behind the entrance wall is the original brick exterior wall. Well, how cool would that be to expose it and get to see that everyday?
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.