So yesterday Mikael opened up the old wood floor and straightened it all out. It was quite uneven and slightly bouncy when we walked on it. No wonder, it's from the 1920's and hasn't been touched since then.
what a mess.
Mikael put in more supporting beams and straightened it out.
Mikael is restoring the old wood planks he took out and putting them back tomorrow while Matilda and I are Mikael's little sister Evelina's over night. On Friday he'll start with the living room..
our new wooden planks!
I somehow felt a little 'naked' when I edited the photos and a little bit ashamed. I love our house but it's a real fixer upper and there is still so much to do. A friend of mine recently asked me how I manage living in a "half-finished" home and not have anxiety. To be honest, I focus on the finished product and that makes me happy, I also adapt to situations easily. I want things to get done and they will. I can't expect too much of Mikael and we are doing all the work ourselves.
However, I am still a bit embarrassed showing people our house at times - the crocked floor, old and torn windows, a 70's bathroom and linoleum floor upstairs.. But in all honesty, every guest so far has said that this house has a lot of potential, it is very cozy and has a good spirit. And in the end, isn't that all that matters?
It's our cozy home with gorgeous lighting in a beautiful area.