If you’ve been following our debacle w/ our hardwood floors, then you realize how happy this post makes me. As much as this is gonna feel like peeling off a bandaid, it’s gotta be done.. Let’s revisit the horrid wood floors before..
EEEK! I hope you’re not scared off… Let’s move on to some better scenery, shall we? Is is wrong for me to wish all that yellowed, worn out oak good riddance? lol Talk about a drastic before & after!
The new hardwood is 5in planks by Armstrong, called Brown Bear. The distressed, hand scraped feel is absolutely beautiful in person. This was literally the very first thing my husband & I talked about doing when we walked through this home. Still a couple final touches (quarter round & small banister down to basement) to do, but overall we’re almost done!
Entry way rug from: RugsUSA.com
Do you remember this mock image that I did? I took the image into PhotoShop and “painted” the floors dark & banisters…
The vision is coming to life!
We thought we would replace the banisters all together, and go w/ a dark stain along the top rail, spindles white, and shoe runner dark, but I decided to take a chance to paint them all white first to see how it would look. Figured that we would replace them anyhow if we didn’t like the outcome… I’m SO glad I did! I used my newest favorite way of painting, using homemade chalk paint..
It really brightens the area, and flows w/ the overall feel of our home..
Lots of projects, as always, but we’re loving how it’s transformed our house into a home 🙂