Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Project Flashback #3

This project is a super old one.
Before we moved to Arizona (almost 3 years ago), we had an adorable little house in Utah that was built in the 1940s. It didn't start out cute at all...we (and when I say "we" keep in mind that I really mean my hubby. He did 95% of the work) totally gutted the house and started over from scratch. Old walls down, new walls up. Old closets moved, new closets put in where they didn't exist before. I'll have to share those projects later.

When we were done, we had a beautiful little house that was 100% ours.
Cute, isn't she?
(By the way, all that luscious green grass is desperately missed!!) 

But. One of my favorite features of our house? Our hardwood floors. Granted, they took 30+ hours of sanding, almost a week of staining and topcoating, several splinters and 13 days to redo, but it was worth it!

In our master bedroom and the hallway, we decided to go with stripes. I was a little skeptical when my husband first suggested it, but in the end, I loved it!

So here are a couple of photos of the finished product. The rest of the house had the solid lighter color of wood. The dark stripes were hand painted by yours truly.

I realize stripes are not for everybody, but what do you think?


Angela @ farragio said...

The floors are gorgeous! The hard work really shines through!

Donna (Twinmountainpottery) said...

I love them. Hardwood floors are so beautiful and the stripes are awesome!

Steve n Vickie said...

Its beautiful. We restored a house when we lived in MN, so I can appreciate all the work you did.
I voted for you on PF. Hope you will return the favor.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I think the floors are lovely. Very unique. Happy you linked to Things I've Done Thursday!

P.S. I'd like to invite you back to check out my new blog makeover and to enter my current giveaways!! Have an excellent weekend!

Aimee - said...

I love the stripes!! Thanks for linking up! Have you registered for my giveaway?

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XO, Aimee


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