New home, nice surprises

We are finally in our new home! And since picking up the keys, we have had some lovely surprises.

The first thing we did was to peer under the hallway carpet to see if there was anything original lurking underneath. And there was parquet!

So here is the before picture:

  And this is what we found, with all the carpet grippers strewn all over it:

Mr PFW has been busy sanding and this is now the result. We just need to find a good oil or wax to finish:

I need to go around the edges a bit more too with a wire brush. 

Now, to tell you about the other discovery which has really rocked my world – four original 1930s doors, hiding away in the loft, under the eaves.

This will really set the hallway off. 

  So what’s the best discovery you’ve ever made in a home?

And if you have any recommendations for a parquet polish, oil or wax, please comment!

Have a good week!


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