Yes! There's a new floor on it's way for the living room!
I've been inspired. . .and it's a 'have to' case. . .
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|SOURCE South Shore Decorating|
I know I've teased you for a long time--probably two years. . .
but. . .it's been hard giving up our vintage floor. . .I love the patina of the wood. . .
something you can't duplicate with new materials.
This past week has proven to me that no matter how painful. . .
the floor must be covered with a new one.
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|SOURCE Dear Lillie|
Some of you will gasp at the thought of covering up the natural glow of our wood floors, especially with black. . .Some of you might cheer. . . Whatever your persuasion, I hope you'll give it a chance. . .just wait and see. . .It's a very bold move. . .but in the end I think it will be stunning. . .Remember that we have a black and white checkerboard floor in our kitchen and other touches of black there, too. . .This will tie the house together. . .
I had to think about it for a day or two. . .Checked out Pinterest. . .I decided to go for it.
The new flooring is wood. . .already painted black and sealed. . .I could tell that I was being bold with the choice because the owner was really glad to get rid of it. . .Did I tell you the deal he made? . . .88 cents per square foot! . . .Huh?. . .I'm serious. . .and that was AFTER my decision to buy it.
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At that price, we bought enough for the bedroom, too. . .the one off the living room. . .
making it an unbroken flow from one room to the other. . . .
We have started in that bedroom since it gets the north wind. . .The weatherman is bringing us some very cold and windy weather this week. . .Then we'll move to the living room. . .Honestly, I can hardly wait to finish so that I can work some decorating magic. . .Most of the black floors I've seen are in a contemporary setting. . .but you know I'll be decorating in FARMHOUSE style. . .I'll keep you posted how things go. . .Wish us luck!. . .The house is such a mess that I'm hoping soon it will be. . .
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ONCE AGAIN. . .
Your old wood floors were beautiful but no doubt, these will be too!
So so exciting! I think the black will go with your farmhouse style beautifully.
That must of been a hard decision to give up on the original floors, I know for me it would have been....
Dru, I think it will be gorgeous. However, just be aware; (which I'm sure you are) that it will show pretty much every little thing. I have dark wood in my kitchen and I love it, but it does show the dust. But, what a statement!!
Be glad you don't live where we do, the dust bowl. I could dust every hour and still have dust everywhere. We also have a very hairy, shedding dog, lol so I have job security all year cleaning up his hair everywhere. Have to stop in middle of any room with carpet to empty the dirt receptacle, really.
Your floors will be gorgeous to go with your wonderful home, love your style. Glad for you to be able to get enough for down stairs bedroom too. Enjoy your floors when you do get done, look forward to seeing what you do with decorating. Happy season
You have such great vision I know it will be beautiful. I love black furniture except for the dust but with "swiffers" and the like I'm sure you won't have a problem with upkeep plus I have 2 dogs and a cat and keeping anything clean with them around is nigh onto impossible! LOL! The pictures are gorgeous so I know yours will be too. Yes, my feet are cold as we speak...I need to go turn up the furnace....what happened here in the South? LOL! Stay warm....can't wait to see your pictures!
Go for it! You sure know how to blaze your own trail when it comes to decor. I would have never thought of black. Can't wait to 'see' it!
Since you need to cover your beautiful floor, I think you were right to go for something bold rather than trying to imitate what you have now.
Wow they are all beautiful. I don't think I could pull off a black floor here in Texas. That light colored dirt would mean footprints everywhere. I bet yours is gorgeous with the farmhouse style. can't wait to see!
I truly hope you enjoy it. Brother has black floors and they're a bugger to keep clean 'cause every speck of dust shows. It looks very nice, though.
This came through email!"Good luck with your floor installation. I'm sure it will be gorgeous.
All the best,
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