At Easter I pulled up the carpet in the studio, and I have finally taken a couple of days off to do the same in the bedroom and library!

Bedroom before:


I dragged the carpet and underlay out into the hallway to put the furniture back in and came back to find Luiseach like this…

And after:

And then the library….


As I pulled up the carpet I discovered a little bit of a problem….

It turns out this is the one room in the house that always had carpet. The boards are raw wood, they’ve never been varnished!! So that will be a job for another day. *sigh*

In the meantime, this is how it looks now:

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6 Responses to Floorboards 

  1. Nancy says:

    Those floors are beautiful! They look brand new! How old is your house? And do you know what type of wood that is? You’re down under, right? Is the lumber used in flooring there homegrown? Am I asking too many questions? 😉

    • Aixie says:

      No such thing as too many questions!!!
      The house is approximately 40 years old and the wood is pine, which would definitely have been grown here. It’s a gorgeous colour for floorboards but a little soft so it dents more easily than something like Jarrah which was used in older houses in Australia. 😊

      • Nancy says:

        The internet tells me that jarrah is the aboriginal name for Eucalyptus marginata, which is very dense and hard and can grow up to three meters in diameter! I never saw Eucalyptus like that when I lived in California. Apparently, jarrah is so hard and dense that it is difficult to mill; no wonder the builders switched to pine. Well, your floors are bright and pretty, and any dents will just add charm, right?

      • Aixie says:

        That’s what I think, dents just add patina and tell the story of who walked over them!!!

  2. Beautiful floorboards! I’m always amazed at some of the floors that are hiding beneath carpet.

    • Aixie says:

      I know!!!!
      It’s also hiding under the wood laminate floating floor in my living areas- I’m thinking of pulling that up too, stay tuned!!!!

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