Oy vey! Then there was a very dark day where my dear friend Sara passed away. Suddenly we needed to host a wake for 100 people with 24 hours notice. The husband managed to cobble together a porch floor and a set of porch steps in record time. The guests smoked and drank the night away on the "temporary" floor. Somehow, three years later we were still sitting around on the "temporary" floor. Here's a pic of ladies' night on the old plywood.
It even looked pretty nice for a while, but it was just plywood.
Finally, we saved up and bought some beautiful tongue and groove flooring. It was time to get it on the house! As the preggo, I didn't do a lot of work on this one. As always, it wouldn't have gotten done without the help of all of our unbelievably helpful and amazing friends.
The best part about tongue-in-groove is the fasteners are completely hidden. I tried to take some how-to pics. First, drill a pilot hole, at a roughly 45 degree angle through the tongue, positioned over the stud.
The nails go in to the tongue at a 45 degree angle over the stud.
Then the husband uses a nail set (a pointy thing that drives the nail in flush) to drive the nail in flush (duh) and then it's ready for the next board to slide over.
Yippee! It's not a great picture, but with a little styling afterwards:
Be still, my heart! We couldn't put the porch floor down this summer because we were too busy sitting on it, so I can't WAIT for our first spring cocktail hour out there when the weather warms up. Check out that list!
- Finish stripping front window
- Finish trim in bedroom
- Paint trim in bedroom
- Finish unfinished side in pass-through
- Do something with the nasty floor in pass-through
- Make dining room functional
Get porch floor down Paint the house
- Make curtains for bedroom and bedroom door
Touch up paint in kitchen and bedroom