Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The beat goes on....updates on V's room

Apologies for the long delay in posting - we've been so busy wrapping up the academic year, traveling,  packing, and renovating, it's been tough to fit in blog posting! 

But, things are progressing.  More to come soon, but for now, here's a few updates on the work we've done so far upstairs. 

Say hello to the 650 sq feet of beautiful four-inch-wide American Cherry (natural) that we have acquired for the upstairs bedrooms, helpfully sorted and stacked by Moi and our good friend, PJLR: 

And, I'm super happy to say that we've FINISHED stripping and sanding the trim in V's room.  A few minor touches on the windows to go, and we'll be set.  So, we took out the foot on the trim and vacuumed the room and trim thoroughly to prepare for staining.  Here's what we're looking at now:

Doesn't look like much, right?  But we are optimistic that with our combination of stain, new floors, and, oh, you know, some fresh paint, this will be a super cute little boy room. 

We also tested the stain out, and are excited with the preliminary results.  Caution - these photos were taken immediately after the stain, and after two weeks, it's mellowed quite a bit.  But I think you can see the possibilities in these pictures....