Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm selling all the furniture

No seriously. All of it. When you visit, we will just have to hang out sitting on the floor. Maybe, if you're lucky, I'll hang on to a few pillows.

I mean really, could you stand to cover up this gorgeousness?!

These pictures seriously don't even do it justice. It's such an amazing beautiful combination of colors. The whole house feels warm and cozy now, and I el oh vee ee LOVE the way it looks with the paint colors... swoon!

As I've mentioned before (and you can see in the pictures above), the flooring guys had a whole bunch of issues to contend with - mainly missing notches and peg holes - due to this being reclaimed barn wood. These were filled with a combination of wood and epoxy.

In a few of them, Brandon and I stashed pennies with sentimental dates - they look really neat! I think you'd need a bright light to read the date in most cases, but we know what they are and I'm sure I'll smile whenever I notice them.

And for your last "detail shot"... my feet! No shoes allowed yet on the newly finished floors.

This was the first time I walked around the house in socks - what a milestone! It is actually pretty amazing when you consider where the house started out (and how many tetanus shots I would have needed if I tried this back then).

I want to close this post with a big hug and THANK YOU to Brandon's family - especially Grandma, Uncle Scott, Mark and Roxanne - who all had a big part in making this beautiful floor possible! I know you guys thought we were crazy - but don't worry, when you visit and we make you sit on the floor in our furniture-less house, you'll TOTALLY change your mind about that. xoxo


  1. Wow! The wood grain and colors are amazing!!

  2. It looks fantastic! And a great story behind it to boot. I hope you are planning to live here for a long time after all this!

  3. what a gorgeous place!!! can't wait to see it in person!!! you are two wonderful people with an absolutely wonderful home!!...:)

  4. Looks like you're pretty close to MOVE IN TIME! Haha. Those floors look fabulous though. And just think, the move will be a lot easier without furniture.

  5. Fan-freakin-tastic! So original and so "you." I think they are the star of the house which is good because they are almost everywhere. Man what I would give to be able to walk around my house in socks again. : )