I’ve got new floors!! Yes I’m doing a jig for floors haha. I have always loved a white wash floor and over the years have toyed with painting our timber boards, but the huz had other ideas because let’s face it, he would be the one painting them.
Recently the fire in my belly for washed boards was reignited after a getaway to Middleton Beach Huts, cute beach huts decked out with all things coastal and white floors! Right, that was it….it was time!
The kids have bashed the crappers out of our boards over the past eighteen years we have lived in our home. There’s been hot wheel tracks, indoor camping, parties, dropped glasses, footy boots and even cricket games all on our old boards. It was time for new boards in the hallway, kitchen, dining and 2 lounge rooms, mamas dream come true!
We have sanded them a couple of times over the years, and each time they get thinner and colder, and softer. So we decided to get new floors, in fact we decided on floating boards, apparently they are heaps tougher than our timber boards and the guys who install them do it in a day. One day! Sold!
I mean, we still have an unfinished laundry and all the doors in our house are off white, a different colour to our walls. We painted the walls white five years ago but still haven’t done the doors, because renovations are tiring. So ‘one’ day for floors is a freakin dream come true.
Now choosing said boards was a bit of a headache, we took home multiple samples, moved them around the house to get a ‘feel’ for them and I even consulted with my styling curvy community for advice. Eventually I settled on a board only to find out it had been deleted and there wasn’t enough stock left anywhere in Australia to do our house. The one on the right is the one I wanted.
So back to the drawing board it was. I took home a few more samples but eventually settled on my original number two choice (above left), and boy am I glad I did. I love it!!For those who will ask the board is Godfrey Hirst – Mondo-Nordic ash, limed grey.
Here’s the floors ‘before’…like right before the new floors were laid
and here is the after…
Seriously a sweet moment. Now check out the hallway before and after…
and now the kitchen (sorry for the wonky pic) and main lounge…