Mornin’… Monday already? This was my first weekend living in the house. I expected a quiet weekend spent at home unpacking, nesting and relaxing. Unfortunately the social side of me won out again and I ended up out both nights and much of the days. How is a girl supposed to decorate and have a life?
Last night I pulled up all of the drop cloths to reveal my new wood floors. It was a exciting moment to see them in all their glory as they were covered up as soon as they were installed. Budget was a big factor here and I did quite a bit of shopping around to find a a suitable brown stain in my price range. I went with Mullican’s St Andrew’s series in Oak Dark Chocolate. The wood is prefinished and I did 3″ wide planks. We painted to the baseboard black for a little drama. I love the contrast of dark floors, dark base and white walls (BM Swiss Coffee.) I can’t wait to fill them with art!
That’s my new kitchen island you see in the back. More on that soon.
Things are really moving along, though and I have so much to share. It’s just a matter of photographing and deciding the best way to reveal spaces. This is where you guys come in. Do you like the weekly progression- similar to how I am sharing the One Room Challenge for the bedroom makeover? Do you want me to stick to one room at a time? What room do you want to see next? Or do you like random updates about everything? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
I also just wanted to take a moment to address the state of this blog. In the past, I have done product round-ups and shown a lot of room inspiration on top of my own work. Recently, with business being so busy (thank goodness!) and the cottage renovation in full swing, the blog has pretty much been dedicated to Cottage updates along with an occasional project reveal. I simply cannot make the time to come up with other content. I hope you guys will forgive my singular focus. Actually, I hope you really enjoy it. Certainly when the Cottage is complete, I will return to a more well-rounded blog, but until then, this is what I can offer you.
Thanks, as always, for following along. Toodles…
The First Floor, Before.
See more of the original space here.