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My wife, Lauren and I (Tony) purchased our first house in September of 2012. Its a five bedroom, two and a half bathroom brookfield colonial, two car garage and a partial basement totalling 2600 square feet of living space. While that all sounds lovely on paper, the visual appearance is pretty rough. But in order to fit out budget in any of the areas we were looking, we had to go for the fixer upper.
We moved in over labor day weekend with the tireless help of our amazing families and friends. It didnt take very long before we started turning small projects into BIG trouble. Lauren and I got a crash course in home ownership, and we finally got to find out if all those years of watching HGTV paid off.
I will periodically post pictures and rambling details of our progress, destruction and/or horrific misadventures with the house, as we make our way through the process of turning this run down house into the home of our dreams (or possibly our nightmares).
Theres a few pieces of moulding I may want to adjust if not completely remove and re-nail. But some alignment issues are simply because of imperfections in the wall. Ill do what I can to dial it in, but I'm fairly happy with the outcome so far.
Here's the finished floor. Nice to have the mouldings back on, even if they do need to be filled and painted. Overall, I'm happy with the way the floors turned out, and I really didnt think the floors had much life left in them when we first uncovered them. But honestly, it wasn't much cheaper or less work than simply replacing the floors with new pre-finished wood. I'll have to weigh my options when it comes to refinishing upstairs.