Sometimes, paint happens. I don’t think I can convey in words the horrible tale of “That Time the Bottom Dropped Out of the Box with all of the Paint,” but I have some photos to illustrate the debacle.
In case you can't tell, that's 3/4 Gallon of paint soaking into the rug.
Then I said, "Forget cleaning and get me the box cutter."
There were more staples and nails than I originally anticipated.
We pried all the fasteners out- it helped, but the wood still looked rough.
We also uncovered ugly gaps between the planks.
But I had just the thing for that!
Just like filling a hole in the wall.
The filler definitely didn't match and they looked worse than the gaps.
So I stained it to match the surrounding wood.
And of course I had to install a transition strip between the carpet and wood.
After a few missteps, it finally looks legit.
Then I polished the crap out of it.
And here we are today. I may get the ambition to sand it down and stain it, but I think maybe I'll finish moving in first.