Monday, March 14, 2011

Nursery Part 2

Next Mr. DIY hung the drywall and re-finished the floors. There aren't too many pictures of the process because I was on bed rest. I'll just give you the Cliffs Notes version.

I don't have any pictures of the drywall going up or the mudding. So this is what the room looked like while the drywall was being sanded.

Mr. DIY is proud of all his dusty work.

Next up are the floors. These are solid oak floors that are original to the house. They have not been refinished in over 30 years. Surprisingly, they were still in pretty good shape. There were a few small spots that needed sanding and of course, it wasn't very waterproof anymore.

Being the novices that we were, Mr. DIY sanded the entire room with a 1/4 sheet palm sander...with 3 different grits. It took a long time. He also didn't wear any knee pads. *gasp*

Testing out a spot in the corner.

The room completely sanded (by hand) and ready for a clear coat of poly.

The floor is finished. Three coats of poly brushed on with a sanding in between each coat.

A close up. Not too bad for a first-timer.

And finally, the completed room (minus the trim around the floor)


  1. Very cute, Tricia! I can not believe your husband did all of that by hand! Wow wow wow!!! Such a dedicated dad and hubby for that matter:-)

    It certainly was worth it! The floors and the nursery look great!

  2. Aww! Thanks for the sweet comments, Lakeitha.

  3. Wow wow wow!! Impressive!!! Kudos for the 3 different sand grits. I was watching Disaster DIY this past weekend and they say it is a must.


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