Thursday, January 22, 2009

UH OH! or My name is MUD....

While cleaning the living and dining room Sunday, I got bit by the "Gee, I bet the furniture would look better over there bug"... My hubby was in the garage working on a car, and I could move things to my heart's content without his input. So, I made myself busy vacuuming, mopping and shoving furniture around.

The plan was to move the big curio cabinet from the living room to the dining room and the piano from the dining room to the living room. Oh and BTW, we're not talking a big space here... Just one little problem - the tiny little part that I had forgotten about the last time I moved the curio cabinet was the now missing piece of carpet no longer under it, and our beautiful Brazilian cherry floors. I moved the piano, it sits on casters so it's a piece of cake to move. Now I was ready to move the curio cabinet... Hmmm, it started sliding across the floor then kind of stuck, so I shoved a little harder. I'm using a new Bona floor cleaner, maybe the floors aren't as slippery, so I tried wiggling it back and forth. I was making some headway, but needed to put a little more muscle to it. I happened to glance at the floor and oh no! The cabinet is scratching the floor! What am I going to do?!? I ran for the stain stick. It's red mahogany and a little bit dark. The cabinet is still only about half way to it's new home, so I try the wiggling more and shove it home. I now have 3 big and deep GOUGED areas. The stain made it look worse. I think I'm going to be sick...

Now I don't know about your house, but when hubby is working on a car, it's not the time to be telling him that I've just ruined the floors. Nope, I was just trying to buy some time till he was in a nice relaxed mood... I put the vacuum on one scratch and a big dog bed on another one, then made sure I didn't turn on any lights in the living room. I'm not good at playing cover up... I tossed and turned all night and got up early. When hubby got up all rested and relaxed, I told him how I'd done the most horrible, stupid thing and didn't know how to fix it. Then I showed him all the scratches. He didn't say too much. Just don't put anymore stain on them, he'll look for some kind of filler, and we may have to have some planks replaced if we ever move. I feel like such an idiot for doing this one...

21 comments:

squawmama said...

Hey Diane... we all have our DUH!!! Why did I do that days... At least I know I have. It is ashame that the floors got gouged but I am sure no one will notice it.... and hopefully your honey didn't lecture you... I know mine would have made me feel like a dunce... Have a great day today...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

niartist said...

You know, I did the same thing in our house. Obviously, like you, not on purpose, but I was in such a hurry to move things around, I didn't think to slide dishtowels or slippers under the feet of the buffet I was moving around. There was a 90 degree scratch in our floors about 3' long that I was thankfully able to buff most of out, but there are still remains. :( Sorry to hear about your scratch.

prof en retraite said...

OOOOO! That's not good! Sounds like me! Don't you hate when you do something like that? I recently ruined a cabinet door while "fixing" it. I had to order another one...:-( ...but I have learned my lesson there! $$$ Try to have a good day! Hugs...Debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness my friend.. It sounds like you have a winner in hubby, for him not to get to upset. Filler might be the answer and then restain that area. I sure hope you can get it taken care of . I'm like you, not too good at covering things up. :-) I can't wait to see the changes with the moved furniture in place... hang in there sweetie.. hugs ~lynne~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You've got to get you some "Moving Men"-those little discs that you put under the legs when you move furniture. I use them all of the time. It usually takes months for my dh to notice some big piece of furniture has been moved, but when he does notice, he asks where it was before, and he makes an examination of the floor. He never finds a scratch on the floor. I'm so sorry this happened to you. I know that sick feeling when something like that happens (I have a small burned spot on my wood countertop on my island, and it makes me sick every time I see it). laurie

ann said...

Diane,you poor baby.I know you feel so bad.But it's done,it's over.At least nobody was hurt.Right?It could've been so much worse.The cabinet could've fallen over and broke your goodies and fell on you,or one of your dogs.See,don't you feel better already?
If that doesn't work,I do have an award for you to pick up.It's a big hug.For always saying the right thing at the right time...Ann

Happy To Be said...

Oh Diane...you poor thing girl thank the lord your hubby is a good one...mine would remind me every day what I did..and I am with Laurie on this one get those moving disc they have saved my life moving furniture...my grand daughter now puts magazines under stuff and moves it and it works just fine..wished I could help you more..have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

ann said...

Diane.I'm such a goof.I also have the Mom award for you...Ann

nikkicrumpet said...

Dang Diane I'm so sorry that happened. I'm glad your hubby didn't get too mad! One thing about wood floors is that they will get scratched...I just consider each new scratch "character" ...kind of like our wrinkles! And I remind my hubby that "shabby chic" is still in style lol. I sure hope you have a better day today!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Diane that sucks...
I'm sorry that it happened but it was an accident. It will turn out fine in the end I'm sure of it.

I'm glad you enjoyed your award. Well deserved.
~Melissa :)

Susan said...

you gave your floors character! you antiqued them! umm.. I am thinking of something else positive....


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Bo said...

Awwww shucks...don't worry...it's not the end of the earth...and I do think it will add character..(of course, I wouldn't say this if these were my floors, now would I?)
;-) Bo

Tootsie said...

Girl...I have a giant scratch that I put in my hardwoods....doing the exact same thing! My hubby has not mentioned it...and it is two years old...I have filled and stained and you name it...I think he figures it is from the kids!
don't worry...this pain is similar to that of childbirth...you will forget and move that cabinet again! lol

~♥~ Monica S said...

If you have real wooden floors.. you can sand them down.. and fix them... BUT then again.. you would have to do the whole floor!..

Monica

JyLnC said...

Just smile and say you distressed your floors like the process used for for furniture. I think it will give your floor character.

Susan said...

Good feature! Dining Room Furniture looks fantastic.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane, thanks for the visit darling. it means the world.. How are things around there? I'm at the shop today and had to stop and take a break.. moving displays and such trying to get ready for spring. I hope you're having a good day darling. hugs ~lynne~

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Ohhhh I hate when I do stuff like that...next time slip some towels under the feet, it should make it slide easily on the wood floors!

Lavender Chick said...

Darn those "need to rearrange the furniture" bugs... They always come at the worse times, and there's no way to fight them off!

Linda said...

Yikes! This is déja vu! I've "been there and done that" so many times! When the "rearrange bug" hits, you've just got to do it! Everyone will be so oversome by the lovely design that they won't notice the floor (maybe : )

Katie said...

Oh you poor dear! We have all done an oops or two, and so have our hubbys! I decided to throw out all those "old old dusty bottles of liquor" one time. We don't drink, these came along with my hubby, who would always tell me how good a shot of whiskey was for a cold. Of course, in 11 years he had never once actually used this when he had a cold. Not once. In amongst these old bottles was an unopened bottle of scotch. Apparently 20 year old scotch is not something you are supposed to dispose of. Hee hee.

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