After a lot of sanding, two coats of a special adhesion primer, three coats of industrial floor paint, and two weeks of drying time without furniture, we finally have our living and dining rooms back. I wish we could have painted the bedrooms, too, but it was just too much to tackle at once. So far, the white hasn’t been any more difficult to keep clean than the awful espresso color, and it lightened up our sun deprived rooms more than I could have hoped for.
I know the rug doesn’t look that bad in the photos, but in person, the contrast of the cream wool with the bright white floor is terrible. It makes the rug look so much dingier than it really is, though I’ll admit there are a few small coffee stains. We knew that we’d probably need to replace it when the floors were finished, so we’ve ordered a few sample tiles from Flor and I’m going to Ikea this week to check on a few other options.
Did you happen to notice the new lamp? It was actually our combination Christmas gift to each other, but was on back order until July. We didn’t get around to ordering it from Blu Dot until April, but our procrastination paid off because by entering their Swap Meet contest, they sent us a 20% off coupon just a few weeks before we placed the order.
I’m way behind on my summer house projects, but of all the things that I wanted to cross off my list, this one was the biggest priority. I don’t think I could have handled another drizzly winter with those dark, depressing floors.