Friday, November 9, 2012

{Hardwood Floors...Check}

Our hardwood floors are done!! Eeeeeek! 

If you can remember, this is where we started...

And this is what we were left with after pulling the carpet up...

Notice anything else different? Yes...our wall color changed...

Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore color matched by Lowes with Valspar in Satin. 

There floors didn't look too bad right? But with all of the tiny holes and normal wear and tear, they needed to be sanded! 

See all of the staples in the floor?  Yeah they were EVERYWHERE and it took hours for 5 people to remove them from throughout the living/dining/hallway/three bedrooms! 

So, we moved out for a week {to the in-laws} but came back the next day to pick a color! 

{Sorry the shadows were killing me in this picture! So hard to tell!}

Now ya'll know that our inspiration is a darker shade. As much as we ADORE the top left color, it was just too dark in case we want to sell down the road. So we went with the bottom right color. 

We love how it pulls out the natural wood grains! 

So two days later...we came home to this! 


The person who did our hardwoods with a quarter-round { I think haha} at the bottom, stained the same color. I was a little skeptical...I wanted white...but I love it! 

The steps need some work {still...hopefully this weekend!} 

We're going to paint the risers a crisp, bright, white. 

So next we started the fun of touching up all of the molding. So I taped off, sanded {to get rid of the line from where the paint and carpet met} and wiped down the baseboards before painting them a crisp white in semi gloss so they are very wipe-able.  

The risers had LOTS of holes in them, so we filled them with some wood glue as well! 

You can see a lot have been filled, with one more in the middle to go! 

And how we're moving things back...very slowly...but it's happening! 

I'll be sharing new pictures next week with things in place, and hopefully a rug or two! 

Have a great weekend! I had a WONDERFUL Birthweek and can't wait to share all of the details next week! 

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