July 13, 2014

Restoring the floors...updates on the a-frame cottage!

A week ago, when we ripped out the lovely shag carpeting at the a-frame, we discovered that the floors were covered with all sorts of lovely black adhesive.

 We had hoped the floors were in as good of shape as the loft, but Chris was determined that they could be saved.
I'm so lucky that he's handy and very determined.
The girls and I returned home on Monday so that I could go back to work and Chris stayed behind to use the sander without supervision and extra feet on the floors.  
The few pieces of furniture that had been brought to the cottage were moved onto the deck and Chris settled to work using a combination of sanders.
Just look at what he's accomplished!
With the floors finished, I now have a real bed too!  No more sleeping on a couch!
Lots happening at the a-frame. 

Stay tuned for more progress and decorating updates! 
 

14 comments:

Jboo said...

Wow!! His determination and hard work paid off big! Those look fabulous!! Love seeing your lake house come together!

Lynne said...

What a guy that Chris is! And the wood floors will be SO MUCH BETTER and easier to sweep up and keep clean than the carpet!

And a real bed too! Yay . . .

How long of a drive is it for you from the cottage to work?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so proud of him, too! And glad the wood floors turned out so nice! Enjoy your Sunday! Tell that man to take a break and go fishing! Hugs, Diane

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Chris really did a wonderful job and can only imagine how much work that was. Double high five to that fellow!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gorgeous floors! You lucky girl-Chris deserves an extra hug:@)

Renate said...

Nicole Curtis would be proud!

Lee said...

Beautiful job, Chris! just lovely-and the real bed sounds delicious, too! enjoy!

Sherry Westra said...

Chris rocks! So to speak. :-)

Tammy's in Love said...

What a great pay off! Beautiful wood under shag and sticky stuff! Go Dad! Go!

A Little Creation said...

The floors are Amazing!!!!!
Chris =]

Lutka And Co. said...

Wow, that is an amazing transformation! Lucky you to have such a handy husband :)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wood floors are fabulous! So glad he was able to save them. Great job!

vintage grey said...

Wow, they look amazing!! xo Heather

Cheryl G. said...

What gorgeous views!
Your Chris will have that place whipped into shape in no time!
But I must admit the place is charming to begin with!
So much fun! I'd love to go to there!
For some reason I keep thinking about that adorable wigwam teepee you stayed in.