Renovation updates – the bedroom edition
After some exciting news the other day, we found ourselves in a bit of a rush to get all the last bits and bobs done with the house. However, when I say bits and bobs I mean everything that we’ve thought to ourselves “ohhh well, let’s just take our time sanding the floors, removing the last carpet, restoring the old floorboards”. So when we actually sat down and wrote everything that needed to be done, the list was loooooong.
The most pressing thing was to get all the upstairs rooms up to shape, which meant sorting all the floors. This is something that has not been a pressing matter, as I really like old beaten up floors. However, for what is to come the floors really need to look somewhat uniformed. The plan was always to pain the floors in a white shade. as they’re in pretty bad condition. Listen, living in an old house means massive gaps between floor boards, which concurrently means that the house is blooooooody cold all the time so painting them was the only cost effective option whilst still having wooden floors and retaining the original features of the house.
I got so many questions on how I fill the gaps between the floorboards so I thought I would share my way of doing it.
Filling gaps between floorboards (non-painting):
For gaps between planks of up to 6mm I fill with a mix of resin (limm) and sawdust.
For bigger gaps consider changing the entire length of the floorboard.
Fill gaps between floorboards (painting) – two ways:
For gaps between planks of up to 6mm I fill with a mix of resin (limm) and sawdust, let dry for 24h hours and then paint over.
To draught-proof wooden floors use filler strips, let dry for 24h hours and then paint.
For bigger gaps use wood pieces to fill the gaps and attach with a mix of resin and sawdust. Do not use nails as this will most likely split the wood These pieces does not need to match the floor as it will be painted afterwards.
So this week has been non-stop renovation mode, and we have managed to do so much with the house, yet it is still looking like a hot mess (why is this always the case!)! So today, and I cannot believe how long it has taken for Friday to come, I woke up early to enjoy the morning light in the bedroom. The morning sun reflects so nicely on the newly painted wooden floors, and makes this north facing room, finally, a bright and sunny bedroom to wake up in.
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