Hi. We’re Kevin and Layla- but this week, you can call us Dusty and Sandy.

We rented a big, powerful toy to sand back our hardwood floor with, and so far, Operation: Shop-vac has been the best part. Here’s a little video footage of our first, dusty day…

(Click here to view the video on YouTube)

Next up, the edge sander…

…and some kind of spa treatment for two.

To be continued…


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  1. geri says

    I love everything that Dusty and Sandy do.
    I can’t wait to see your very own “presto-chango”.

  2. says

    You are so funny! We are doing the same thing to our stairs. So much dust!!! ugh.
    Did you say you were leaving it natural and just sealing it?

    Or will you stain it again?

    Just curious.


  3. Roxanna says

    You got me on the first sentence…..my mother had a friend who named her three children Rusty, Dusty and Sandy. You two are just to cute!

  4. says

    You two make the very best team! I am trying to get my husband to have the same passion for helping his wife with home projects as yours. I keep showing him your posts with your husband hard at work to inspire him…ha ha!

  5. Linda Ford says

    Your walls look just like mine! My house is about 80 years old and we loved the old wood so just painted it. We too are going to refinish our hardwood floor soon. So thanks for any tips!

  6. Michelle L. says

    How much do floor sander rentals cost? I have hard wood floors throughout my entire home that we did entirely by hand sander. It’s about time to do them again & dread the thought of it taking so long…again.
    Thanks in advance for the info. :)

  7. Jennifer M says

    So very inspiring! I am so excited to see the next post! It’s such a drastic difference already to take that old stain off. Giddy for you!

  8. says

    How exciting! This is our very next project on our old house! I’m so looking forward to seeing those floors shine! Our floors are so old that I honestly don’t know what to expect once I get the grime off of them.

  9. Brooke says

    Can’t wait to see it done! I keep telling my computer geek husband that “Kevin did it and he didn’t know how before he started”! I showed him your nail gun video, he might try it now. Thanks!

  10. says

    I’ve always wanted to do this to our an old house we use to live in but never got around to it. I look forward to seeing how it turns out. And I can’t wait to see the final office. Good luck.

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