Want Perfect Floors? Destroy Them First!


Pfffffffffffff….It’s been a little too long since my last post, but we’ve been really busy. First, to make our floors P.E.R.F.E.C.T. Yes, they are perfect now and I guess their color is one we’ll not be able to find somewhere else.
Ok, I’ll tell you about that. Exactly as I promised last time.
Upset with our contractor, and having the house on a level we really were able to do it ourselves, we’ve decided to make the final touches. And as we said, we did it. Not in the best way for the beginning…But as in every good story, everything is ok when it ends ok…
After we painted the white walls, action not so difficult on the walls, but very tirening on the ceillings, we were ready for the next step. The floors. The funny part is that every time when mr. L and I were in a painting shop, there was a crazy yellow color we hated. Till..yes, you guessed perfectly we bought exactly that color. PINE. But it looked perfectly on the can. Natural and beautiful, as we wanted. But the lightning hit us after the first brush on our brand new and almost white wood floor. Cause in our hurry to get the job done, we didn’t have the inspiration to try the paint on a wood piece.
Ok so we had a small shock, but there was no way back and we painted one yellow room, hoping the color will fade out by morning.
WRONG! It didn’t. It looked even stronger.
What do you think we did? We painted another room like that, and then the entire house, cause, as I said already, we had no choice. The paint was a special one, we could not remove from the wood only together WITH the floors.

It’s funny to think about now, but back then it was a small nightmare capable to keep me awake for about two nights..thinking “God, we made so many efforts only to find out that a yellowish paint is able to send us to madhouse!”…Mr. L. was almost in the same state of mind, and after deciding that we are not able to live with that crazy color, we tried to fix it somehow.
We bought in an evening another paint color, and after three (3!) new coats, VOILA! we had some nice and quite unique floors.

Thank God!

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