One of the questions I get asked the most – here on the blog and on Instagram too – is how I got the floors of my old apartment to look the way they did. Remember my floors?
These plank floors are 113 years old and still beautiful as ever. I stained them with white oil myself. See more of my old floors here and here.
The new apartment has the same kind of old plank floors. The previous owner has not been taking very good care of them, so they are in need of some TLC.
I am staining some of them with white oil – like in my old home – and I am going to do a step-by-step guide here on the blog to answer all your questions and share my experiences. It will be up shortly, so stay tuned. See what a big difference it makes?
To mix things up a bit I am painting the floors of the kitchen and hallway white. There are two ways to go when painting floors. Oil based paint or the new water based paint. I have chosen the latter, as white oil paint have a tendency to turn yellow in time. The water based paint dries faster too and it is easier to clean the tools afterwards.
I would be happy to do a step-by-step guide and share my experiences if anyone is interested? Edit: Here’s a link to the DIY guide.
My new home is really starting to come together and I can’t wait to share some pics with you. Today the floor of the living room is getting done by professionals – it is the last floor to get done and I should be able to unpack my last boxes next week finally!
I have been working so hard on painting, sanding, oiling and fixing up everything that I’ve given myself carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand. No fun at all – it is very painful and I’ve been put on full rest by the doctor. Luckily I am getting som help with the last few projects.
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