Today was the first day something productive was done at the house. It was also the first time I realized just how.far. we have to go. Sure, it looks like it needs work when you scan the room. But then when you look, actually look at the details, you realized e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. needs work, if not a complete renovation. For example, today I saw one of the feet on the claw foot tub is completely unattached. Add it to the list. We have a long way to go.
We could pay someone to rip these carpets up for us. Or I could spend a Friday afternoon, get a bit sweaty and do it myself.
Before I got started, I had high hopes of what I’d find. You always hear people pulling up carpet only to find glistening hardwood that had been protected for years.
This, unfortunately, was not so.
Tools I Found Essential:
Robo-grips: very helpful in pulling the carpet up over stubborn nails
Packing tape: once the carpet is rolled up, a few turns of tape kept things closed
Utility knife: for cutting the carpet into manageable strips
Gloves: for protecting my manicure
(Who am I kidding; I don’t get manicures.)
Guess we’ll suck it up later.
We’re having John, a floor refinisher, by tomorrow to take a peak. We’ll see what he says.
Do you have any experience with refinishing floors? Tips or tricks? Please share!