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May 29, 2015

The Floors Are Installed!

We are moving right along with the renovation over here.  Our 4 inch red oak floors were just installed and will be stained and finished after the cabinets and appliances are put into place.

Here are a few rooms...

 The foyer view from the living room.

Standing in the kitchen looking into the family room.
Rosie is trying to give a tour.

 The living room....
Rosie was fascinated by the shadows.

There's my girl!
She loves the new floors too!

 The view into the family room.
It's a shame the blinds are down most of the time in here because of the TV!
I forgot how much I love that view!

As you can see, the fireplace has been prepped for the stone next week.  Yay!

Things are moving along except for a new dilemma which I just mentioned on Instagram.  I will update you on that in a bit...

I will be picking out a stain next week.  I have a few medium tones in mind.  In the Minwax colors, I am thinking about Provincial, Early American, Special Walnut and now that I just saw my neighbor's floors - possibly English Chestnut.  I guess I need to narrow it down...

Do you have a favorite stain color for floors?

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  1. Looking good! Our floors are stained with Provincial on red oak. I do love the color. It is not TOO red, and the grain of the wood shows through a bit darker which I like. It goes well with many finishes of furniture as well. And, we did have a golden and it hides the hair unlike darker floors. I think there are some pictures from when we spring cleaned our family room on my blog.

  2. Oh the floors are fabulous. Can't wait to see more.

  3. Your floors are gorgeous, and your rooms look ginormous. I can't wait to see them finished. You could splurge on remote controlled shades for your family room windows. Up and down at the click of a button. Oh, that view!! Our Minwax special walnut stain on white oak floors are an in between shade that hide Tucker's black lab fur as well as his cousin's blonde lab fur. Camouflages dust, too. (I do clean once in a while, really!) Hiding fur is a very important consideration when choosing the color. Maybe you can sprinkle some of Rosie's fur on the samples. :) Now I'm going to go look at your instagram to see what's up.

  4. I'm partial to black walnut flooring...not to light, not too dark. Have a great weekend!

  5. Your floors look BEAUTIFUL!! Can't wait to see the stone on your fireplace!!

  6. Those floors are going to be wonderful!

  7. Wow! Real wood floors are so wonderful.

  8. Wonderful floors. I have a Mikey who is sometimes on my blog too. A thirteen year old golden sweetheart. Your Rosie is so pretty. Sheila

  9. Adore your wood floors with the light from those amazing windows, perfection!!

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  10. Your floors are amazing! I am so excited for you, I know you will make the right decisions you've got such great taste.

  11. Your new floor is gorgeous! The dog seems to love it too. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. :)

    Life With Lorelai

  12. Rosie is quite a cutie! My wood floors are stained a dark cherry, love them! Yours look wonderful. Visiting from Home Matters Linky.

  13. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we're looking forward to what you have to share next week. :)

    Life With Lorelai


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