Yea! The floors are finally finished! There's still a bit of caulking and painting of the trim to do, but the major back-breaking work is done.
We went with a 5/16 solid hardwood "Tiete Chestnut". With this type of flooring you can either glue it down or just glue the joints and make it a floating floor. We decided to glue it down. I'm really pleased with the color. Its a nice medium to dark wood, but there is a lot of variation of lights and darks throughout the planks, so I think that will help transition it between whatever furniture I decide to purchase in the future. We installed the hardwood throughout the entire first floor with the exception of the bathroom. That's my sewing room you see at the end of the hall. As soon as I get the walls painted in there, I'll take you on a little tour. :-)
I still need to decide on area rugs. I'm thinking of a room size, cream-colored berber for the bedroom and something a little smaller for the living room. Have you seen the new Amy Butler rugs? They are large renditions of many of her fabric motifs and simply GORGEOUS! I would love to get one of those. A little pricey for our budget, but definitely splurge-worthy.
This project is also part of the "Make Your Monday" link event on Kim's Twice Remembered blog. Click here for other Make Your Monday participants.
The hardwood floors look great. Your house is so pretty! It looks both artsy and cozy. I'll have to check out those Amy Butler rugs.
Beautiful and you must be so proud of your accomplishment. Those rugs are just amazing. I didn't know she was doing rugs now.
That looks absolutely wonderful. Yes I have seen the Amy Butler rugs and with your neutral background they would be worth the splurge.
I'm so impressed! The floors are fabulous and you did all that work yourselves, wow! Those AB rugs are too fab, and my husband could never wrap his mind around those prices. xo, suzy
I went to check out the rugs, you are right, they are really wonderful. But so is your floor! I'd hate to cover it up, if I was you!!
Very impressed with your floors. I wouldn't cover them up for a lllooooooooong time! Amy Butler's rugs are dreamy. I'd like to stretch out on them with those beautiful cats!
Kay in Kansas
I am very, very impressed. You've earned yourself a week off to just kick back, rest in that cosy chair, and soak it all in :-) Great work!
Looks fabulous! The color is a really nice contrast with your walls and furniture.
Lovelovelove the new floors!! Those rugs actually match your artwork!! Great job!
There is something about dark wood and white furniture. Love it. The floors are beautiful.
I am very happy to have them done. The physical part wasn't even as hard for me as was having the house in chaos for 2-3 weeks.
Karla and Kay, Yes, I am torn about covering them up with rugs, but I think I'll be glad to have a little something soft underfoot come winter. ;)
Your new hardwood floors look simply gorgeous. There's a lot of hard labor and love put into this project and I hope you enjoy it for many years to come.
Your floors are gorgeous!! I love the color!
You and your husband did a wonderful job!
oh it looks so happy! I love your house and the floors are perfect! I love Albert and Dash rugs and hope to have them everywhere one day...
Absolutely beautiful!!! As is your decor... so, so serene! Thank you for sharing.
The floors look marvelous! The white furniture really looks great against the dark of the floor! I didn't know Amy B did rugs!
Hi Kimberly. Sooo jealous over here, I hafta tell you. I really wanted hardwood floors, but Mr. Fufu insisted that we do the entire house in a stone tile....as he said that wood wasn't practical in Miami. It looks nice...but not as nice as wood would have looked. You guys did a fabulous job!~ xo~ Janet
Your floors look beautiful. Great job.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Monica
pretty floors! THe window above your couch is just like the ones in the upstairs of my house!
Your hardwood floors look great! We just had hardwood floors installed in our house in March and I absolutely love them.
Your new flooring is just gorgeous! I love that color! I know it was hard work but well worth it - they are so beautiful!
They are beautiful! I love the color!
The floors look Fabulous! Great job!
Your floors look great! I love new wood floors. Your website looks great too. (We met in Va at the MMP conference last year.)
Pretty floors! Pretty house...thanks for sharing.
Love the floors and your everything in the room!
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