Feature Friday: Check out DIY Showoff

It’s Friday! Woot Woot

Time to kick back and relax (and get ready for that Saturday DIY project you’ve been putting off all week)

I’m doing something different on Fridays, and I call it Feature Friday. This day is all about highlighting a super cool DIY blogger that has some great tips and inspiration to offer.

Raise the Roof for Roeshel at DIY Showoff

The Feature Friday heavyweight champion belt winner this week goes to Roeshel, over at DIY Showoff. Her website goes in depth with projects and inspirational pics that I think we all can learn a thing or two from. She also posted a home video showing all of the things that she’s done to her home thus far. Love every room

Image Credit-DIYShowoff.com

The family room pics (featured in this post)are what captured my attention. The room is colorful and airy, and cheerful, and fun. If this is your style, you should definitely head over to the blog.

I found the website while browsing ideas for my own living room makeover (which I’ll start on in a few weeks) and thought hmm, this looks cool. I’m glad I followed my first mind 

 Roeshel has built a community of readers that are always eager to see what she’s working on next. Her blog has been featured in several publications including House Beautiful, This Old House and Martha Stewart Living.

Anywho, it’s a great inspirational blog and she seems like a great gal. Let’s keep our eyes and ears posted to DIYShowoff and see what Roeshel comes up with next!

And, after you visit, come back and let me know what you think J

Happy Decorating

Refinishing My Hardwood Floors: Part 1

The upstairs hallway

My house is old.

In 2017, we will celebrate its 100th birthday and while I would love to brag about its pristine condition, I dare not tell a lie!

We’ve been in renovation mode for the past 8 years and have now decided its time to refinish the old hardwood floors on the second floor. Now, if you’ve ever had to fix old hardwood floors, you know what type of challenge I’m in for 

The downstairs floors (refinished a few years ago

 We completed the first floor a few years ago, and they turned out a lot better than I had hoped, so I’m anticipating pretty good results with this project as well.

So far, we’ve removed the carpet and padding, and the nails and most of the staples. The hardest part was keeping Adam and Eve (our puppies) out of the rubble!

Laminate floors in the master suite

Over the next few days, we will begin sanding and staining the four bedrooms and the hallway. I have to admit, I was pretty tempted to just slap some nice wood laminate flooring down and call it a day. That’s a very easy project and wood laminate flooring is easy to take care of (we actually put it in our “attic-turned-master suite). But at the end of the day, restoration won!

So let the project begin!

I’ll post progress as well as a full step by step guide once its completed.

Have you ever had to fix old hardwood floors? I would love to hear from you!

Wish me luck!