12.23.2010

The little things : My favorite floor

Let's take a little trip down memory lane. This is what the sitting room off the kitchen looked like when I was first handed the keys (well sorta, obvs there was no furniture once the house was mine, but the Cabbage Patch kid carpet was there in all of it's rusty orange glory!)

This is the first room you see when you come in the side door, which is basically the main entrance as it's by the garage and driveway. Clearly, the rusty orange/pale yellow theme wasn't going to be acceptable as my little house's first glimpse for all it's visitors!

A layer of carpeting and 2 layers of vinyl flooring were pulled up within that first week.We discovered these awesome hardwood floors underneath, and I fell in love with them! They are old and beat up and remind me of the flooring in Anthropologie stores!




When we had rented the sander to refinish the hardwoods upstairs my dad asked if I wanted to take it into this room, I said DON'T YOU DARE! Now if only I could stumble upon a wad of cash to make the rest of the room channel that Anthro vibe like these lovely store photos!



[I'm not exactly sure where I got these photos from, they've been in my 'inspiration' folder!]

PS Did you notice the toilet in the corner? Hate to break your heart, but no it's not staying there... it's just resting until it's bathroom is finished!
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7 comments:

Neely said...

If only we all had that cash haha. Merry Christmas friend :)

Aly said...

Wow! You are so lucky! Can't wait to see what you do to that room!

Mommy Of A Jamexican said...

haha I LOVE the toilet in the corner! Oh and the floors!!! Wish I lived where you do my job is to know very well priced contractors!

love jenny xoxo said...

you are making great progress! too bad about the toilet though, seems convenient :)

XOXO

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

OMG the things people did to houses! This is like every house out there pull up carpet, vinyl and get great floors! So beautiful! Ah I'm loving all your updates on the house!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

I am looking forward to decorating a home one day, Im not looking forward to remodeling and tearing up carpet. Haha. Im sure it will look great!! :)


<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Marian said...

Gosh, I'm such a huge lover of hard wood floors!!