My floor is not perfect and neither am I

It is zero here today. So that’s fun….kids off from school after a two week Christmas break….it is kind of nice to get one alarm free morning though. Hope you are staying warm and cozy wherever you are:) Today I am sharing a few more tips about our painted hardwood….

A little update…on the floor. Just to keep things transparent and real here on the ole blog. I will begin by saying….I love my painted floor. I would paint it again…and twice on Tuesday. I love the feeling it brings to my kitchen and foyer. But I wanted to share with you….a little update…in case you want to tackle this project too.

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As the title states, my floor is not perfect. But for me to love my floor…and everything in my house for that matter…it doesn’t have to be perfect. Actually…I tend to like things more when they aren’t perfect.

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Some folks would see these scratches on the floor and start huffing and puffing about how to fix them….but for me…when I see these scratches on the floor…I think of my sweet Putter dog laying there. It is his house too…and just because there are a few nicks and scratches on my floor doesn’t make it any less beautiful. I realize it might not be for everyone…I realize that all might not see the “beauty” in my floor now that it has a few “imperfections”…but that is ok with me. It’s not their house. It’s our house.

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If you recall…I only did two coats of paint….I would say that three coats may be a better choice if you wood floors are originally a darker color like mine were.

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There aren’t a whole lot of scratches….but I wanted to be sure you knew what you were getting into if you chose to paint your floors too. And I want to say again…I would paint them again…we all love them and the feel that they give to the whole first floor. I found the rug on RugsUSA…

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Check out the facebook page today….a reader shared her painted hardwood on there….amazing transformation!

Here is the entire series if you want to see the before and afters….

Have a great Monday friends!

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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9 thoughts on “My floor is not perfect and neither am I

  1. Amanda Comeau

    Thanks for keeping it real, Tracie! I actually think the “imperfections” add character because it gives it a vintage/weathered feel. A house should be lived in. And who could get mad at that sweet furry boy! :)

  2. Emily

    I love the idea, it is so bright and airy feeling. I cannot imagine the amount of scuffs and scrapes you get on them. My white wainscoting and trim if I was picky I would have to re paint every year. If I was picky. You must be around where I am, when you mentioned the no school day. I am in Wisconsin, and those two days off right after Christmas break was brutal. We were stuck at home and all bored! Your home is beautiful!

  3. Abby

    I am hugely interested in this. I’ve always been rather tempted to paint a floor, but my husband is ardently apposed to it. Maybe I’ll show him this post, your floors are beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by chapter37 and for your kind comment!

  4. Christy

    Beautiful! I’m painting my wood floors this weekend and I feel I am fully prepared by watching your video! Thanks for that! One quick question. Did you move your fridge and stove out when you painted? My husband says we need too, but I’m not sure. Thanks a lot! Oh, I’m in Kentucky too!

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