A RARE VIEW
This is not an angle I've shown much (or ever?) on the blog, so, like, feast your eyes on these high quality iPhone pics. This doorway leads from the dining room into the kitchen. To the right of these photos are the stairs leading down into the living room.
I love how you can see the brick fireplace and the old door from this angle. That old door! It's possibly my favorite thing now. At times I've worried the kitchen would turn out to be too weird or too "cold," but I think it's coming together.
We started sanding the floors last night in preparation for stain and finish. (I'm so thankful Johnnie sleeps right through the sound of power tools...) It goes pretty quickly with the giant floor sander we rented, but it's not my favorite job. I keep worrying the sander will leave swirls or visible marks in the wood, which is kind of hard to tell until you actually put the stain on. Thankfully you can always sand those marks by hand, but with like six rooms of flooring to stain, I'd prefer to have as little hand sanding to do as possible!