• Tales of a Hoboken Homeowner {Part VI}: Wall Painting and Floor Sanding

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    UPDATE 6/20/15: Hoboken Handyman is under new ownership, so we cannot speak to current status of quality of home improvements/handywork.

    If you missed last week and the week before’s post on my bathroom and kitchen remodels with Hoboken Handyman, click here and here. They did such an amazing job, we figured we would kill THREE birds and do our walls and floors too. Why not make the place completely our own?

    :::: Re-enter Paul & Peter {they must be sick of me already, huh!?} ::::

    This is what we were working with {albeit we had already started a bit of construction in this pic}…

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    ^Mid-Hoboken Handyman work pic of our living room PRE-new floor.

    Things we wanted:

    1. Remove the chair rail {molding that you can see the white stripe} – just didn’t fit with our more “modern” theme.

    2. Sand down the floors and re-stain them in our living and kitchen area {not feeling the cherry red}.

    3. Paint all of the walls a nice light gray {one shade darker than the cabinets} as well as the cabinets a lighter white.

    So…our floors. Now as you saw before, these bad boys were a beautiful oak masked by a cherry reddish stain. 

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    ^Before …and after…in one pic.

     

    That HAD to go! Here is what we came up with once Hoboken Handyman sanded it down to the actual oak:

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    Totally lightens up the room. In a word = Obsessed. I could not be happier with the job they did!

    Bathroom Remodel Hoboken Handyman

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    Here you can see a bit of the new floors — and the cabinets are a shade lighter than what the kitchen cabinets look like!

    Maybe, just maybe there will be one more final post about some home decor {after we come out of IKEA furniture building hell — but hey, they actually have some really great stuff even if you have to build it yourself}. We bought several fun chairs from Home Goods for our bar area as well as an entertainment center and a sectional couch from Raymour and Flanigan that we love. The good news is that most of the remodeling is done…now the moving, organizing, and complete unpacking 101 begins!

     

    Thanks again to Hoboken Handyman for a job well done. What did you think of our Hoboken condo remodel?

     

     


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


    3 comments

    • Even with your enthusiasm for the light colored newly sanded floor, it wouldn’t hurt to have some coats of maple on there. It will be not quite as light obsessive but also not as bland in the long run.

      Things run a bit more oaky at the stable but then we don’t have any dogs just horses.

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      • Ha. Actually we did stain the oak so it’s more crisp and not as “bland” (interesting word choice) as you might say but just didn’t get photos of that yet. Thanks for the critique!

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    • Even with your enthusiasm for the light colored newly sanded floor, it wouldn’t hurt to have some coats of maple on there. It will be not quite as light obsessive but also not as bland in the long run. Things run a bit more okay at the stable but then we don’t have any dogs just horses.

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