Dog Claw damage #1. Upstairs hallway. The stairs and upstairs hall were refinished with water-based varnish about 14 years ago.
Dog Claw damage #2. Upstairs hallway, outside of bedroom where he's getting up to speed to go chase a noise.
Dog Claw damage #3. Outside upstairs bedroom where he must turn to go down the hall. At this point he's keeled over to 45 degrees and all four feet are flying in a blur looking for traction.
Dog Claw damage down the stairs.
Stairs, bottom and one of the dog's places to lie and watch out the windows and front door.
Part dirt, part damage.
Downstairs. Previous owners had wall-to-wall carpeting. We removed the carpeting but didn't refinish for 15 years. Most of the floor has little to no finish (bare wood) that's gotten dirtier and dirtier.
Furnace cold-air return near front door.
Front door area.
Another cold-air return in entry.
Black stains... ink? or potted plants?
Dining room looking into living room. I refinished the edge prior to having the living room carpet installed about 5 years ago.
Dining room looking into back hallway. I redid the back hallway just for fun about 3 years ago. I'm not a professional so it's a bad job, but it at least sealed the bare wood and prevented further damage. Unfortunately I didn't do the rest of the areas.
In retrospect, the moment we pulled up the carpeting we should have slapped down a coat of varnish to prevent further damage until we could afford to have them refinished.
The Dining room. The largest area.
Dining room water spots.
Dining room. Potted plant?
Cold-air furnace return in Dining room.
Back hallway looking into kitchen.
Back hallway. Old heating duct that now doesn't connect to anything.
Getting the french doors out of the way.
Putting the dining room furniture into the living room.
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