Original Hardwood Floors – AH Crafty Challenge Reveal

This was not my typical Atomic Hostess Crafty Challenge. This week we took care of one of the items on my Mom’s honey do list. We flew to Seattle, landed, and within the hour we were at work pulling up the living room carpet to expose the original hardwood floors. After all the years of being covered, stapled, spilled on, and lots of pets, the floors are in pretty good condition. We did the basics of pulling it up, filling staple holes with wood putty, and then painting & replacing moldings; unfortunately, we didn’t have all the right tools to easily cut the moldings. Jerry got it done though!! We were very thankful that along the way no one used adhesive when putting down carpet, I read some horror stories! The floors will probably need a little buffing later, but overall look pretty good.

Jerry moves quick when he’s on a project….I try to keep up! You can’t see the Atomic Hostess logo on the front of JC’s shirt, but he is wearing his “crew” shirt I had made for him as a joke when we did craft & vintage shows last year.

Pulled out Atomic Mom's carpet to reveal the original hardwood floors

Pulled out Atomic Mom’s carpet to reveal the original hardwood floors

That bird’s not meant for y’all!

Originally we hadn’t planned on pulling up the laminate floor in the dining room, but once we saw it next to the hardwood floors, we all knew it needed to go.

Dining Room with laminate floor before, and hardwood after.

Dining Room with laminate floor before, and hardwood after.

My Mom is a frequent shopper at the cutest antique and floral shop in Kent, WA – Whimsical Whites, owned by sister team Kathleen & Kris. We’ve known Kathleen since I was  in elementary school…she used to “do” our hair. I remember specifically one time getting a perm by Kathy before going to the Billy Squire concert with my friends cir 1986. The hair was good and big, but I’d say they found their genre with the gorgeous antiques they refinish!

A little wood putty, paint, and moldings and it looks great!

A little wood putty, paint, and moldings and it looks great!

I couldn't resist a few more pictures of my Mom's pottery collection once I put it back on the shelf.

I couldn’t resist a few more pictures of my Mom’s pottery collection once I put it back on the shelf.

Atomic Mom's Pottery Collection

Atomic Mom’s Pottery Collection & Grandpa Art’s oil can hiding behind the butterfly.

Atomic Mom's Pottery Collection

Atomic Mom’s Pottery Collection

Sadly, there is never enough time to see everyone when I go home….NEXT TIME!

For more pictures of my Mom’s Pottery & Bowl Collection, check out the post links.

After my iPad notes lost my list of craft projects, I think I was able to remember and recreate most of it…..on PAPER. No, I don’t back up with iCloud….I don’t really trust it with all the scandals we’ve heard about recently…not that I have iPad secrets (smirk). Anyway, Monday I’ll be back on schedule with my AH Crafty Challenge; check in to see what next week’s project will be.

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