Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Den and New Wood Floor

Hello!  We recently removed the carpet from our den and replaced it with wood laminate from Lowes and we couldn't be happier with the results.  The room is approximately 12 x 12 and the total cost was around $200.  Not too bad.  Originally, I wanted to remove the carpet and refinish what I thought was hardwood underneath.  But sadly, that wasn't the case.  We were surprised to find the entire room was plywood, not just around the staircase.  However, we like this floor much better.  :)


The FARM letters I printed from my computer using different fonts, enlarged them on a copier and traced onto plywood.   Then I cut out using a jigsaw and painted different sections of the letters, then distressed.  Love them and it cost less than 20 bucks for the thin plywood.


I've had questions about this before but the umbrella art I made using 1 x 2's, adding a brace in the back and painting each board alternating colors.  In this case I used white and burnt umber craft paint.  Then free handed the umbrella and distressed the entire piece.


I've always dreamed of living on a farm and hope to someday.  I love windmills but didn't want it outside where we wouldn't really be able to enjoy it so I thought it would be a perfect piece of art that would be perfect under our 12 foot ceilings.  My hubby bought this one for me and I spray painted it with Rustoleum Satin Nickel spray paint. 




This room is painted Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore.


We absolutely love this room now and the floor.   It's funny but we thought it would be less cozy without the carpet but that hasn't been the case at all.  Love sitting in here with my family.  And so happy to have the carpet gone!

Have a great day everyone!

Diana

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38 comments:

  1. Beautiful! We've been looking at different color choices at Lowe's for our man cave, which one is this?

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    1. Hi Jessica, I can't recall the name. It was the least expensive laminate flooring they had, if that helps. Sorry, it's been awhile since we've done it and I don't still have the box. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. So glad you're back! Love the room:)

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    1. Thank you so much Kelley! So glad to be back! :)

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  3. The room looks so beautiful!! That is awesome that you were able to change the flooring for such a reasonable price!

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  4. Your floor and the farm letters look great. I love the whole room! That artwork with stripes and umbrella is really neat.

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  5. ohhhh i was so happy to see a post from you and you sure didn't disappoint! that room should be in a magazine! you will love that floor...we had our den, dining room and hall done in engineered hardwood several years ago and that was one of the best decisions we ever made. only problem is dog hair (LOL)!

    hope you are doing well

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    1. Thanks Judy! I'm good and I always love hearing from you! Hope you are well too! :)

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  6. I love it! Do you know the name of the flooring? I really love it!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! I don't recall the name but I'll check next time I'm there. It was actually the least expensive flooring they had. :)

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    2. Ok, I may have to go look soon! The room really is beautiful!

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  7. Diana, love the room and the flooring is so pretty. I love the windmill so great. Have a wonderful rest of the week.
    Kris

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  8. Your floor looks great, but I LOVE the farm letters that you created. I totally thought they were old until I read through your post! You have such a fabulous style...I'm always happy to see when you've posted something new! Jamie @ anderson + grant

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  9. I love your floor!! We just installed a wide plank laminate in the cottage.......Your style is gorgeous and the windmill is perfect! Great inspiration~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

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  10. wow, das sind tolle bilder, ich liebe ihre dekoration!!! angie

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  11. I always love seeing pictures of your home. The new floor is beautiful.

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  12. I love the room! Especially the umbrella painting. I live in Seattle so the symbol of an umbrella is pretty fitting (though people here rarely use them!)

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  13. Love it all but especially the rail road cart! Where is it from?

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  14. This room looks amazing! Love the flooring and all your handmade accents! Just gorgeous!!! Well done!

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  15. Did you install the floors yourself? Was it the kind of laminate that's flexible and comes in strips that's easy to install yourself? I looked at some the other day. It was $2.49/ft.

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  16. omg, LOVE everything about this room....your one talented lady !!!!!

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  17. I LOVE this room! Pinning now and following you on instagram! You have a gorgeous home!

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  18. Love this room -- gorgeous! We came from Seattle to the mid-west with almost NO furniture & are replacing it s.l.o.w.l.y! Definitely following you! Where did you get your coffee table cart thing? (technical term there, huh?)

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  19. Fabulous styling and the floors are gorgeous! If it got cold, you could always get a sheep-skin rug or something! It's a room that makes you feel like staying in with a nice cuppa and a good book :-)

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  20. Your room looks great. The floors look awesome and it's great that you got the look you wanted for such a good price. Love the colours and the windmill is a really great piece.

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  21. Oh my word! It looks so farmhouse chic. You nailed it!!

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  22. amazing! where did you get that amazing couch?

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  23. That is a very beautiful floor Diana. I had to replace the 100yr old wood floors in the whole of my main floor because of a flood, but the reclaimed new wood floor is just as beautiful as my old one and has aged and yellowed exactly as I had hoped over this last year. But I wanted to tell you that in my studio on the top floor of my house, there was only plywood and I sanded it and varnished it heavily, (mainly because I couldn't afford a new floor), and actually love it to pieces and don't have to worry too much about spilling any oil paint or solvents. :D

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  24. I just wanted to tell you that I have just discovered your blog and I love it! Your house is gorgeous, I'm so envious of all your terrific finds and furniture, and you have my dream job. You are a lucky woman! I have literally been perusing through your posts for an entire week and I am still finding great ideas and things I want to try in my own home. So much inspiration in one place! Keep up the beautiful work! Love it all!

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous! We're trying to decide on new flooring right now too and the options are endless. I just love your style!

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  26. Your home is beautiful. I love all the really cool ideas and especially the use of true rustic farmhouse things. Great job.

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  27. Your room is beautiful, and so cozy! Could you tell me what laminate you used? I love the wide planks and the color.

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  28. Such beautiful decor. I'm inspired! Where o where did your husband find that windmill...I love it!!!

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  29. Where did you get your industrial cart coffee table?

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  30. Where did you find the curtains in this room? I'm in love with them. Thanks!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment today! I read every one and they always put a smile on my face! Thanks for stopping by!