When we first considered buying the house, there were a few things I was concerned about. Among other things, there was this huge, awkward room we actually didn´t need. It didn´t help that it was, uhm, rather ugly back then. See picture above.
No I did not enhance anything in this picture. I have no idea what the previous owners did with the floors, I guess they sealed them with some red tinted wax? I just know that I hated the color right from the start. Oh and I also hated the green wall color. It was the very first room that I painted.
Two weeks ago, the husband spent a weekend sanding the floors of what we now call "the library". We figured it would make sense to get that done before we would actually assemble any bookshelves. We then decided to finish them with lye and Swedish soap, something we had seen and loved in a holiday apartment a few years ago. The room now looks like this:
The floors are in a pretty bad shape, thanks to the woodworm, so it is a bit spotty in places (See the darker areas? That´s where someone had a feast). However that shold go away over time. All and all I think this is a great improvement. Now to decide on a wall color and bring in the shelves... I can´t wait to have my books back in place!