The next day the guys didn't waste any time unpacking them...
It was like Christmas morning!
Before long, my kitchen was coming to life!
And after a couple days it already looked like this!
Then the floor guy came with Minwax stains to choose from...
They all looked beautiful so needless to say,
I haven't committed yet!
Here is a better view of the island which is what I am comparing them to:
And I have to think about how the color will look throughout the house. As you can see, the guys are sanding and refinishing the stairs as well.
I must say, we were pleasantly surprised when we removed the runner to see that the stairs really hadn't faded that much in 16 years. For some reason I thought they had, but I guess they were always on the light side. It made me relieved that we chose to do finished-on-site floors throughout the house. The prefinished floors we had in our living room and dining room faded terribly over the years.
Here is what my living room floor looked like right before we tore it out...
And this room doesn't even get a lot of light!
Oh and speaking of light...
We are definitely making progress! I just have to push myself to make some decisions. The floor is a tough one because the hardwood will be almost everywhere! And I may have gone a little wild on my granite selection...a bit out of my comfort zone. I'll fill you in on that next time...
Any thoughts on the hardwood stains?
I would love your input!