New Floor + New Paint

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Oh, what it would be like to be one of those people who can focus on one project at a time. Plan it, finish it, then move on to the next. I am certainly not one of those people! I have a long wishlist of projects that I hope to get done one day, but when I start planning, one idea turns into another, and then I need to do this, or that, and so on and so forth. I have decorating ADHD like no other, my friends! You might have heard me mention we are getting new floors put in this month. Well, a week and half now actually! *Happy dance* With new floors, I thought it would be a great time to paint our main living area too. Time for builder-beige to go! And by main living area I mean our living room, kitchen, dining room, stairs, entryway, and hallway…because they all share one paint color. So there’s that. And thennnnn, wouldn’t you know it, I found the perfect bed frame for our master, and the perfect paint color for our guest bathroom…you get the picture! It’s ongoing and it never ends.

So let’s rewind a bit. My two main house updates coming in the new few weeks are new floors and new paint. We are in the middle of some major prepping now, such as ripping out the carpet, taking out a million staples, and moving furniture in the basement. See ya later carpet!


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And by we, I mean my wonderful husband has been busting his booty getting all of this done ahead of time so we aren’t scrambling last minute. Because to be fair, that’s my M.O.


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I hate to admit this, but I used to be a huge laminate floor snob. I wanted hardwood, and I wasn’t budging. Then my best friend bought a beautiful new home, and one of the first things I asked her was if she knew where they got her gorgeous hardwood floors. Shockingly, they were actually laminate! And then my entire opinion of them changed. Laminate is the better option for us in this house, at this moment, and the one we picked out is going to look awesome!


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Meanwhile, I have been spending my time fighting the good fight on which gray to pick for the large space I plan to paint. The struggle is real to find the perfect gray you guys! But I think I have a winner, and I’ll share in another upcoming post!


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So stay tuned! Lots of fun and exciting changes coming your way.

I really hope to have this all done and ready before sharing my Fall Home Tour for this year.




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  1. If you can share, what is the brand of flooring you are using? I will hopefully be buying a house next year and I am trying to gather as much info as possible. The floors look wonderful and I really can’t wait to see the end result. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

    1. Of course! We got the flooring from Home Depot, it’s from the Home Decorators Collection and is called Dark Hickory! Our floor guy said it was a quality pick, so I’m excited about it! Well wishes to you with buying a home! Such an exciting time!!!

  2. Very exciting when you make huge changes all at once – nerve wracking – but the results are so worth all of the disruption and stress. I am so looking forward to seeing your project done and Fall tour, as I am also researching laminate flooring and gray paint colors – the options are endless, and I am definitely pulling my hair out over making a decision!!!

    1. Oh totally! The floors weren’t near as hard to pick out than a simple true gray paint color! Geez! I went to the store about three different times and just stared at the paint samples until my eyes hurt! I didn’t want it to pull ANY blue tones so that was the hardest part. I feel for ya too! Good luck with your picks!

  3. The wood laminate you and your husband selected looks marvelous. We have been very happy with the choice we made almost two years ago. Fingers crossed you get to share the new flooring and paint in your fall tour.

    1. Thank you so much Ardith! Glad you like it, and happy to hear you are happy with yours too. I am actually pretty glad we went with the laminate in this house. I hope I get to share it very soon!!!

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