We started a huge renovation, and were beginning to go a little over budget. (Doesn't everyone??) We were trying to figure out how to save a few bucks. We had to remove the existing subfloor in the kitchen to "beef it up" for the tile. Under the floor we found a raw, untouched wood floor! BONUS! It was the same as the diningroom floor, but in the dining room they had stained it about 40 years ago. Lets see what we can do with this.
AFTER SANDING: It already looks 1000% better!
AFTER 5 COATS OF VARNISH
We had removed the wall between the dining room and the kitchen, so this made the floor flow so nice! Had we tiled we would have had the "step". I think it was meant to be :)