Hello loves! SO, time for the floor oiling/waxing post! Oh my, this floor situation has been a bit of a horror story, that’s why it took so long to post this, haha! First of all we didn’t know what to do really, some weeks ago we tried different oil-waxes under the kitchen and didn’t really like any of them, we tried white transparent, grey transparent and a beige tone, but they all looked weird. What we wanted was just to tone down the redness of the natural wood after we had sandpapered it all, as you can see on the photo above it’s quite red/yellow and we didn’t think it fit so well and didn’t have the harmony we were searching for.
In the end we figured that we didn’t do it right when we tried under the kitchen, and after some extra research and actually some “YOLO” moments we just went for it anyways, first we started with the white transparent on the floor, it didn’t turn out so well, so we tried the beige one but it was even worse, so then we went with the white transparent again, haha, but we found a technique which turned out ok and ended up painting the whole bedroom floor!
Two days after we went back to see it and it was actually nice, so we did the next floor – the livingroom/kitchen floor!
Here’s our messy little setup, a roller, white transparent oil-wax and a brush – time to paint!
I rolled the oil-wax and Klemens rubbed it in with a cloth, teamwork, row after row. When I rolled it over the color was really white but with the cloth he rubbed it in and evened it out so it became a more transparent white. I’m really impressed with Klemens work, this took hours and he had such pain in his arms after this.
And here is the result! It’s still natural but with a more toned down look which we feel fits better with the overall look of the apartment and our new kalk walls <3
But this is not how it looked like directly after, it actually took some days for the top layer color to soak in and look good. First it was a bit dusty looking and almost purple/neon and I was freaking out a little bit and searching for ways to fix it without having to sandpaper the whole floor again! Imagine having to go through the whole thing again with all the dust and wood everywhere. That would mean going back huge steps :O
Also, what we completely forgot to do before oiling it was to take away the old wooden pieces in the gaps… because the little pieces in between also got colored and looked really weird, so the other day we sat the whole day cleaning every row which was hardcore work but changed everything. Now we absolutely love the floor and super happy with the result! I’m so happy we don’t have to re-do it :)
This was a lot of fun but also a lot of stress, I think next time we will use a professional :P
Now it’s only 1 week until we move in – last week my sister and mum came over and they helped us so much and we got a lot of things done, now when I see these picture it looks so different from how it is now, I will show you in the next post :) So exciting! Soon soon <3
Lots of love xx Mikuta