The floors are done! After considering four options, we selected Minwax’s “Dark Walnut” stain to be the new floor color on the entire first floor:
And I’d love to share lots of pics. Really, I would. Unfortunately most of them are currently covered up by thick protective paper so that they don’t get damaged as work on the kitchen finishes up. But I just couldn’t wait to share a sneak peek of how they turned out! In the room least affected by the kitchen work–the master bedroom–they didn’t need to cover the floors so I quickly snapped a pic. Let’s see the transformation, shall we? Recall that after pulling up this original blue carpet:
Try to look past how dirty they look–it is still VERY dusty around the house since it is still very much under construction. We’ll try to keep ’em clean once the renovations are over and we move in. The floors in the rest of the house are all oak (not maple) so the stain looks slightly different, but still lovely from what I can see poking out! I can’t wait for the paper to be removed so I can take some additional pics and post soon!