Moving In


The happiness and positivity that was OOZING out of my last blog post is gone.

I am not a negative person and I don’t like dwelling on what’s “wrong” but I’m really bummed. I hate our floor.

Like, totally hate it.


When we put new pine floors in our upstairs, we used a clear, water-based polyurethane on them. I know we can’t imitate that exact shade downstairs, but we want that same lightness.

Our floor guy said the oil-based poly is more durable and should go on the first floor. We acquiesced and it turned our wood into a golden shade that looks like it belongs in a log cabin.


I think I’m more upset that we didn’t go with our gut instinct. Mark and I know to follow our intuition, and we didn’t in this case.

Now, we have to figure out what to do.

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8 thoughts on “UGH.

  1. Tracy Gray says:

    Courtney. Living in an old house and having renovated it from too to bottom–some areas more than once :(. Don’t be too upset. We did something very similar and in a couple months are floors gradually darkened –is that even a word—anyway we grew to really like it. So good luck!

  2. Audra says:

    Bummer Courtney 😕 I know how you feel, we built our house a few years ago & wish I could go back & change a few things….fix it now while you can or you won’t be happy!!

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