Monday, January 24, 2011

Gingerbread stain.....

Front hall entry looking down into dining room and kitchen.

View from kitchen towards living room through dining room, where the salvaged oak still has some sheen to it.

Sitting room looking at master and bath.

Well, the floor's no longer natural in looks a lot different now. Today the first coat of Tung oil is being applied over this stain coat, so by the end of the week it'll look even more different than these photos.  This color is a custom historic stain called "Gingerbread"created by Carlisle Wide Plank Floors. It really toned down the color variation inherent in the hickory and is true to the time period.  It gives the place an warmer tone. When the Tung oil is finished, it'll be different even still as the Tung oil has a slight color to it as well. 

Can't believe how very cold it is here, with wind chill, well below zero.  Storm windows arrive this week and will help reduce the astronomic heating bill for propane gas we've been struggling with the last month. 

More photos later this week.


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