Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Floors

Getting closer to the finish line!  The upstairs floors have been sanded, stained, waxed....They start the downstairs floors tomorrow evening. The floor re-finisher is using a natural product called Rubio Monocoat in the Sky Gray colorway. It looks beautiful with the view of the soft seascape/landscape through the windows.  Although it would have been nice to have wide plank floors, we were able to salvage the '90's narrow oak flooring with just a few repairs, but I wanted a real wood looking finish. The walls and cupboards and trim are all white and they need something to ground them...and they transition perfectly out to the weathered wood decks outside the living room and office.  I love that it doesn't take numerous coatings and that it doesn't have toxic chemicals or a shiny gym-floor finish.  It may need buffing once a year like the old-fashioned waxed floors my grandmother had, but I'm fine with that. It's beginning to feel like home.

Christmas by the Sea

 My first Christmas by the sea is a magical one...simple greenery and favorite white flowers with a fire burning are all I need...warm hol...