Husband found this random Sears brochure between the floorboards and saved it for me. He knows I get oddly excited about finding things like old timey handwriting on scraps of wallpaper and mouse munched faucet instructions.
Then amazing, handy Husband peeled/chiseled off 2 layers of lino to get to the asbestos style lino that was put in when the house was built in the 1920's.
It's actually looks kind of cool and we half debated trying to reproduce it. Then we got down to the maple floorboards. They are awesome! Though there is one tiny glitch. Or should I say about 2,000 tiny glitches in the form of staples. We spent about 3 hours ever so gently picking out the staples and are only about 1/3 of the way done. We've got calls in to 4 floor refinishers and none have called back so far. This scares me as I fear it means they've got lots of business and the quotes will be high.
Next up...paint colors, back splash and counter top. Also to be known as the time we entered marriage counseling arguing whether or not Martha Stewart's Mineral Green paint was too country. (It's not.)