We drove out to the stonemason’s workshop — a husband-wife team — to see the progress on the kitchen countertops. It was such a cool fieldtrip! I felt like I was in an episode of Mr. Rogers. We also sanded the family room floors and then stained them with rusty-vinegar. Come take a peek at what we’ve been up to.
Here’s our visit to the stonemason’s workshop (gosh they are so cool!):
Here’s where we rented a sander (and then rented another sander because the first one didn’t work) and sanded the family room floor:
And here’s where we refinished the floor using rusty-vinegar:
One more report — we cleared out the dining room in preparation for replacing the missing bricks:
Have you ever had a reason to work with a stonemason? Or heard of staining wood with rusty-vinegar? What kind of house projects have you tackled lately?
P.S. — More Tall House updates.
4 thoughts on “Tall House Update: Stonemason’s Workshop & Family Room Floors”
That floor looks so great after the vinegar. I’d never heard of that method.
We’ve picked stone a few times-once for kitchen counters, and once when re did our bathroom. Oh my gosh-we could have stayed there for hours looking at all of the gorgeous stone.
Bonjour Gabrielle, J’ai remarqué que vous avez peinturé les murs avant de sabler les planchers, est-ce que vous trouvez que cette méthode fonctionne bien, ou il y a beaucoup de poussière par la suite? Merci!
Hi Claudia. There was dust from sanding the floors, but since the walls had been dry for many days, it wasn’t a problem. We just vacuumed up the dust.