Thursday, July 14, 2016

Finding wood floors after a Decade!

Although we've lived in our house for a little over a decade and it's over 100 years old, for some reason we never checked underneath our carpet on the second floor? WHAT you say? I agree! Lol! We had checked 3 rooms on the first floor and found that there were hardwoods but, previous owners had lain industrial tile over them and they're probably glued down with that insane heavy black glue that would be a nightmare to get off. After thinking to myself "wonder what's upstairs?" we finally looked and ooh lala was I thrilled to find beautiful hardwoods throughout. So, we started on our room first and slowly we'll tackle the rest. This is my awesome husband Guy carefully cutting a threshold at our doorway!
As you can see, there is lovely cream and oatmeal carpet in pretty decent shape. It's all over the house minus the kitchen and baths so, it wasn't a hard decision to keep when we moved in.since most of my French Style decor is creams and whites anyway.
 Usually you'll find that orangey color of stain in a house this age so finding this rich dark color underneath was a REAL bonus! Over the next few months I'm selling most of the pieces you see here and switching them out for more of a "Farmhouse" or "Fixer Upper" style. In fact here's a piece we just got that's an old warehouse cabinet I'll be modifying to a double armoire for hubby and I asap!

I think a bit of sanding and some chippy white milk paint and it will be gorgeous as well as functional!                                                                                                                                  

Thanks for stopping in and make sure to check back to see what else we've added for our Farmhouse Style!                                                                                                                                                       


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