...it really won't make me even a tiny bit sad. Remember the Green Grass carpet that we pulled up? Two bedrooms, hallway, front room and stairs - the front room floor was the best - in good enough shape to just get a light buffing and polyurethane. Everywhere else needed sanding...lots of it. But, hey, they're done, and they turned out pretty well considering how much David and I both really wanted to just be done with them!
Oil based poly REALLY darkens the wood ALOT! We were kinda hoping these would stay lighter, it was a pretty light oak. We learned a bit from this- on the kitchen my brother suggested using water based poly - it does make quite a difference on how much it darkens up.