Varnish!

D’Arcy finished sanding yesterday morning and returned the machines. We played hooky from renovations in the afternoon and went to Halifax to the museum and then to visit D’Arcy’s parents and have supper with them. It was a wonderful, bright, Spring day and we had a fun visit. Not only did we get to visit with the McDonahs, but D’Arcy’s brother Brian, his wife Morag & daughter Kelly, his sister Erin, and brother Kevin, his wife Karen & their three boys (they live in Truro at the other end of Broad Street) were also visiting.

D’Arcy stayed up VERY late washing down walls and cleaning sawdust from surfaces so that he could start the varnishing this morning. Today, I washed down all the windows, mirrors & glass doors. After a final go-over of the floor with a tacky cloth, the varnishing began!

“We’ve” (the royal we) managed to get three coats of clear, satin-finish on the floors today, and hope to get one or two more on tomorrow. Then the floors sit and cure until Thursday night when we’ll move the furniture back in.

The weather looks good and spring-like for the next few days, so my plan is to Spring clean all the guest rooms and guest areas this week while we’re closed. (Hopefully a bit of our own area too!!) We’re back in business on Friday night!

The first coat of clear varnish (satin finish)

The first coat of clear varnish (satin finish)

The first coat finished in the Living Room

The first coat finished in the Living Room

Dining Room, second coat

Dining Room, second coat

Dining Room, second coat

Dining Room, second coat

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