Bedroom Floors

January 12th, 2010

Our house looks like a scene from TLC’s Hoarders right now. All the bedroom stuff is everywhere.

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Right after John’s discovery, Isha inspects the scene, thinking, “jeeze louise, what now?”

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This is the point where you are probably all thinking that we are crazy but this red floor has made decorating hard for 5 years now, and I’ll be a monkeys uncle if it is going to continue to rule our lives. Yes, it’s nice. No, it doesn’t go with our personal style, at all.

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Last night John tore up the laminate floor. Most of it is in great shape, so we will donate it – anyone know any donations agencies that pick up used home materials?

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Last night after 3 coats of Snowfall White (Benjamin Moore).

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This afternoon after a fourth coat. Tonight we’ll try to tackle the walls – one side is dirty beige, the other a pretty but grungy blue.

John, you da man.

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  1. Great!
    I say, go all white with the walls! Very Scandinavian.

    You can donate the red wood to Habitat Restores. I’m not sure if they take materials from the public but I know they do sell leftover materials from their Habitat From Humanity projects:


    12 Jan 10 at 5:25 pm

  2. Wow! Really nice. I look foreward to see how it wil be when the renovation is compleated.

    Huset på Planen

    12 Jan 10 at 5:27 pm

  3. how are you plowing through so quickly!? when i painted my floors it was at least 5 days a room – sanding, prime x2 and 12hrs between coats of floor paint with 3 days before we moved furniture back on. did i miss some new super easy way to do this? wait, don’t tell me.

    ps looks gooood


    12 Jan 10 at 5:51 pm

  4. LOL Jenn, we are plowing through because we didn’t bother to sand or prime or wait too long between coats. This is a temporary solution in a low traffic room until we do our major renovation in a few years, which will probably mean new flooring anyway as this floor is old, creaky and a bit soft in spots. You did it right, we did it lazy (but not too lazy, since John is doing the labor and he’d disagree!).

    John & Juli

    12 Jan 10 at 6:00 pm

  5. Love this look!

    Jane Flanagan

    12 Jan 10 at 7:08 pm

  6. Good work! You two are so smooth.


    13 Jan 10 at 10:10 am

  7. nice! i guess you guys aren’t renters though. LUCKY! i wish we could get new floors!


    13 Jan 10 at 10:23 am

  8. wow, you guys are troopers! good call on getting rid of the reddish flooring, the room is going to look so bright and pretty when you’re all done. happy painting :)


    13 Jan 10 at 2:01 pm

  9. what a lucky find! can’t beat wooden floors that are painted white, they look so wonderful :)


    13 Jan 10 at 3:34 pm

  10. Looks great! Can you get rid of those awful baseboards, too?


    14 Jan 10 at 5:14 pm

  11. We had a find like this at our house, too, but it was carpet that was hiding the beautiful wood. In our case, the hardwood underneath was in amazing shape, phew, and all we had to do was varnish it.

    Looks great guys!

    Adam Gorley

    21 Jan 10 at 4:33 pm

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