I am so excited to share the progress of the floors in our dining room. B and I spent a good part of the weekend working on them. B deserves most of the credit but when it came time for sanding and sealing, I did help. Once we got started, and had everything cleared out, it really seemed to go pretty quickly. B did a great job mixing in all the small pieces to make it look uniform overall. I love that it has a rustic, not-so-uniform look.
I mentioned before that we were undecided on whether to stain the floors as originally planned or leave them natural and just seal them. We were back and forth quite a bit but finally decided to get a clear sealer and leave them natural. With everything else in the room so cool and crisp, we loved the idea of balancing with the natural wood.
I plan to share some detailed information about the flooring we used as well as the sealer we ended up choosing in a future post but for now, I am excited to share the end result! The oak flooring did change color a bit once the sealer was done. I feel like the change was more in enhancing the color rather than actually changing the color.
The only thing left to do is add the last of the trim around the edges where the flooring and the walls meet. Once that is done, we’ll shift the furniture around and start working on the floors in the living room!