Sanding Down and Refinishing the Beams Throughout My Home
With my workshop complete and my final finishing of my laundry room remodel it was time to expand out into my entryway and kitchen… And that meant my attention turned to the beams in my home. If they were the ACTUAL 100 year old beams that were here originally I would feel totally different… But, they’re not.
(NOTE: I have MAJOR smoke damage throughout my entire home from that horrible wood stove that I got rid of last fall. My ceilings are DISGUSTING. And the dry heat made all of my trim and beadboard warp. I will be sharing even worse photos soon as I begin the task of fixing my ceilings, my trim and repainting my entire first floor, but I needed to get this job done first! So, when looking at the next pictures please note that I am fully aware of the nastiness and I am going to fix it.)
It took a LONG time.
I got saw dust EVERYWHERE and thanked the Universe for my foresight to do this FIRST before I cleaned and repainted my first floor. I dunked my head in my kitchen sink multiple times, washing my pour eyes and face lol.
With them thoroughly sanded down it was this moment – when I was running my hand down them and seeing the saw marks and bare, smooth wood when I knew I had made the right decision. (Not to mention, they were so filthy, getting that filth out of my home just felt awesome!)
I stained them by putting the stain on with a sponge brush and waiting a good 20 minutes before wiping the stain off.Though they did turn out darker than I had anticipated I am still very happy with them. (That’s just the way the cookie crumbles when it comes to working with Pine.)I sealed them with polycrylic also by Minwax and now I can actually clean them!
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