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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Before and After: Wood Floor Reveal!!

Well, the long national nightmare is over (quick, name that quote)...at our house, at least.  I told you that when we got back from Prague, we returned to an empty house full of fumes.  Well, I have been a wreck getting everything back in order, and I still have a way to go, but we are in pretty great shape right now.

I tell ya; I am seriously so happy with the way things have turned out. Someone asked me a couple of weeks ago, "Well, was it worth it?"  To which I replied, "Ask me in another couple of months."  But I can wholeheartedly today say, "YES!"  And after looking at all the Before pics, I have no regrets!

Okay, so get ready because I'm about to totally bombard you with a load of before and after photos.  But first, let me show you what we lived with for two months to get to where we're at now.


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CONSTRUCTION PICS
Oh I shutter when I see this pic.  I found myself in a bad mood quite frequently because of this cold, dusty floor.
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Then it was this - a little better to live on but not much. 
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And here are the colors I had to choose from.  It was really hard.
"Wood Floor Stain Color" "Antique Brown" "Chestnut"

So I had them come out and paint some more.
"Wood Floor Stain Color" "Antique Brown" "Chestnut"

And then a few more.
"Wood Floor Stain Color" "Antique Brown" "Chestnut"

Then over by the travertine to see what it would look like next to it.
"Wood Floor Stain Color" "Antique Brown" "Chestnut"

Then over by the fireplace.  We ended up going with 2 parts Antique Brown and 1 part Chestnut.
"Wood Floor Stain Color" "Antique Brown" "Chestnut"



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BEFORE: Dining Room
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When we first walked into the house with our realtor, I saw the cheapest laminate on the market down on the floor, and I thought, 'Eh, that's fine.  I can live with that for a while.'  And it really was, but I highly underestimated how glad I would be to now have continuity throughout the house.


AFTER: Dining Room
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And here's where you can see some of the entry and area into the stairway.
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 BEFORE: Formal Living
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This is really the section of flooring that annoyed me the most - having three different types in this small space.  And that white tile was just...meh.
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AFTER: Formal Living

This room is kindly referred to by my husband as the island of misfit furniture. Oh well, I still love it.
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BEFORE: Guest Bedroom

Let's just say it...boring.  Blah carpet.  Blah walls.  Blah blinds.
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I started putting color in there. 
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AFTER: Guest Bedroom

I still need some more decor and a headboard, but I'm still working on my plan for this room. 'Member?  The floors warm it up so nicely.
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And I FINALLY made some full-length curtains for this room.  We're gettin' there, y'all; we're gettin' there.
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BEFORE: Spindles and Staircase

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AFTER: Spindles and Staircase

I so loooooooooove my spindles.  I'm so glad that Levi broke one of the old, white ones the day before we were to get the floors installed so that we would be fed up with them and decide to get wrought iron.
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This is quite possibly my favorite view of the wood in the house.  I just love the staircase.  LOVE!  (Love that little guy more.)
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I'm in love with these scroll patterned spindles.  And did you notice who's posing for me?  (Yep, I'm in love with him even more, too.) 
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And please don't worry; I think we've nipped the bolster climbing in the butt bud. 
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BEFORE: Den

This is, of course, the day we looked at the house with the realtor.
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This is when we decided to get some color on these walls.
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And this was after I finished the curtains.
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AFTER: Den

So remember how we changed out the laminate in the guest bathroom to travertine?  Well, I just love how the wood and the travertine look up against each other.  So pretty and natural.
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No, it's not the same shot; it's tilted down so that you can see more of the floors. ;)
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And this is to show the texture.
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This is what I get to wake up and walk out of my room to.
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And that's that.  :)  We're pretty pleased....and ready for a break.



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3 comments :

  1. Looks absolutely beautiful!! The floors are gorgeous by themselves, but added to your decor- amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much, Savannah! Now onto the bedrooms which are bare! Haha.

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  2. You have a beautiful home. So warm! Really enjoyed scrolling through the photos.

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