Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Paint, Restaining, & Carpet

Now that all the carpentry was complete, the painters we chose entered to freshen up the space. Light, neutral colors were chosen to make the interior seem airy and clean - its amazing what a little paint can do! These colors also went perfectly with the wood stained floors....speaking of the floors...One of the unique features of the original home were the white painted hardwood floors - they are what made me fall in love with the house initially. Unfortunately, though, because the wall where we added openings divided the white floors and original red oak floors, we had some decision making to do. It was either paint all the floors white or restain them. Erring on the side of caution, and to make the entire house more open and seamless, I chose a dark ebony stain on all existing floors. I know, I know, dark floors show EVERYTHING, but having had them before, (and with a shedding dog no less!) I knew what they entailed. In the end both my husband, who was trepidatious, and I were extremely happy with the end result even if it did require a little more sweeping action.

final step before we could move in was new carpet. Having worked as a commercial designer for some time, I chose a durable commercial grade carpet called Bottom Line from Constantine Contract ( The result was a space that had a fresh from the beach feel with sand colored carpet and light blue walls.

Props must be given to Joey Stone of Carnival Pro Painting who has to have the best crew and customer service of any contractor I have ever worked with ( Likewise Robert with White Rock Floors did an excellent job on the hardwood floor and carpet installation (ph: 214.341.1667).

1 comment:

  1. gracie! i love y'alls place! so cute and so you! i love your blog too! i really love all the millwork and lighting you guys have!