a blog about two couples buying, moving in, renovating, and living in our new home in brooklyn.
Monday, May 5, 2008
layers of flooring. and more layers.
we pulled up old layers of vinyl and linoleum to get down to the pine flooring. there were at least 5-6 different layers of flooring, and at the bottom of it all was a layer of newspaper from 1951. really interesting to stop and read about what was going on the year they put that floor down. lots of people still worried about the Reds (not the baseball team). and a surprising number of women in bathing suits...
behind melissa is the fireplace that we uncovered. it seems to be in fairly decent shape; better than the one we redid in the duplex apartment.