Monday, March 21, 2011

Is It Monday Already?

Heelllloooooooo!!!!!
Happy Monday to you all, it is officially spring!!
This weekend flew by so fast!!
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the beautiful birthday wishes for my daughter! She LOVED reading them and we had a great weekend together shopping, eating, talking and just hanging out.
I just can't believe that she is officially a teenager now!!

Please forgive me for not getting back to you, we were very busy this weekend and still have LOTS to do this week. I love connecting with all of you and try my best to do so.

We picked up our floors on Thursday night and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday my dad and my hubby installed them.

I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!

ALOT!!!!!!!

Here is where we were on Saturday.


My dad and hubby worked up until the time we all went to dinner to celebrates my daughters birthday. Then when we got home hubby and I finished up the remainder that night then hubby started filling in gaps on Sunday.

We still have some more gaps to fill in, quarter round to put in, repainting some areas that got a little scratched up and I still need to paint a couple tables this week.

I am so happy that we went with the darker color, we are really happy with it. Only problem is now I would love to have this through the kitchen as well!! :)

Hubby told me that is so not happening!!! I kind of figured that would be the answer! :)

Here is a little sneak peak of the floors in the hallway.

It has been raining here all day today (so much better than snow) so my pictures are not that great.

Don't you worry, I will be back later to show you more when I have things put back together and the weather cooperates! :)


This is also on my to-do list this week:

This picture reminds me how much I don't like that light.




Have a great week my wonderful friend!!

Hugs!


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(thank you mom and dad for you all your help and everything that you do for us, I love you more!)

53 comments:

Lisa said...

Your floors look fabulous Michelle. So exciting. Our floating floor is still all pulled up. It's amazing how much it affects the whole look of a room.

Hugs,
Lisa x

alison said...

you're getting there...the floors are looking great...can't wait to see the finished result.

blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense

Jessie said...

Your floor looks great! I am also loving your gray hutch I see in the last pic! I am trying to find the perfect gray for my desk/vanity right now...

I am so glad you had a fun birthday weekend with your daughter and family! My son is going to be ten this August, so we are already planning the big entering-the-double-digits party;)

My daughter is feeling much better (she had RSV). I think that getting out in the fresh (if chilly) air was exactly what she (and I) needed. She is an outdoor kid for sure. Thank you for your well wishes on my post!

Sue @ House Pretty said...

Beautiful job! You made a very wise choice with color.

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

It looks great Michelle, I think the kitchen could be stained to match ;)

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

So exciting. I can't wait to see. Our ugly light fixture that belongs in a garage seems to be broken. It might be my chance for a new one, but I know my husband will want it to put out tons of light like the ugly one does. What are you going to get?

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

your home is going to be just beautiful- you guys are working so hard!!! i can't wait to see it all come together. all the rooms i have seen so far have been peaceful, perfect, and so you.

Vicki said...

Michelle, I am loving the floors! Just gorgeous. Wish your sweet teenager a happy belated birthday from me!

Polly said...

Looking fabulous Michelle! I sooo wish I had your energy!! Can you bottle some up and send it to me?!?! :-)

Polly

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh precious, I visited you early this morning on your old post...this is splendid...I will have to come back later for I am at school...EVERYTHING LOOKS FANTASTIC!!! BISES, Anita

Tonya said...

Your floors look awesome!! I can't wait to have mine laid now!! So glad you had a wonderful weekend with your family, sometimes we all need a little break from blogging for a while!

dedeetsyshop said...

Oooohh! I love them! Looks soo good!

Libbie said...

Your little girl is a teenager!!! Oh that would be scary :) But fun too. Nothing like hanging with your girl! Glad you had fun!!!

Your floors are awesome! You got so much done so fast!!! Aren't parents WONDERFUL!!! My mom & Dad are always so helpful too! I don't know how I would get along without them :)

Kepp sharing your designs! I love enjoying your work! (& if I ever move...I am calling you for help with picking out my paint colors :)

Take Care Michelle!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Michelle,
Your new floor is looking great...you sure saved a ton of money installing them. Happy that you and your daughter had a fun time:)

Blessings,
Linda

The Frosted Gardner said...

Oh Michelle! Those floors are beautiful! I am jealous. I cannot wait to see everything completed. Your house is so beautiful, and comfy cozy which makes it a home.

Brandi said...

Your new floors look amazing Michelle! I love the color you chose. It really changes the appearance of your rooms! I love the pic with your dog in it!!!

Pink Satin Sashes said...

OOOh lots done! I love that you are real and not afraid of postting the mess.

I love it! keeping it real, and having family in focus.

Your doing a fabulous job with your home. I just want to encourage you along the way..as the weight of juggling family, and renovations can be difficult at times.

The floor looks awesome!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Your new floors are amazing! The darker wood was the perfect choice! It really looks great against your walls! Gorgeous pitcher with flowers in the hallway!

Happy to hear that you had a good weekend and woohoo, you're officially a mom to a teenager! :)

Can't wait to see everything pulled together! Give yourself and Grant a pat on the back!

Have a great day, Shells! xoxo

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Michelle! I'm so glad you guys had such a great time celebrating this important milestone with your girl! Your floors are looking INCREDIBLE and you definitely made the right choice...can't wait to see the finished product and LOVE that you showed a "keepin it real" pic of your kitchen. :-)
Have a great Monday friend,
Vanessa

Rachel Noelle said...

I LOVE your new floors Michelle!!;) And I had to smile when I saw your pics of your kitchen..I have some lights that I have wanted to replace for a year already..ugh..dont you just wish we could go and get everything we want at once?!lol.. Have a wonderful monday~Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Bianca @ Walnut Avenue said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see the finished product!!

becky said...

An exciting post revealing wonderful progress...so enjoyed getting a peek! Inspiring, my friend.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

They look wonderful! They look like the same wood floors we had picked out to purchase last year. Then my Hubby suprisingly(no notice) got laid off his job so we didn't get them. Since then I have decided I want lighter, like driftwood, but I don't know...your dark wood looks so good. I know that I do not want an oak...nothing with the hint of gold in it. Are your floors real wood or laminate? I long for the day when we can pull up all the carpet!!!

Restoration House said...

They look awesome Michelle! Love the color and finish.
Kim:)

Comeca Jones said...

Oh Michelle how wonderful it is when you get closer to your goals for home! Looks fabulous by the way. I saw a little peep of your bathroom have you done a post on it yet? I love the print on your shower curtain I would love to see the entire bathroom.Cant wait til you are done!

Deborah said...

How exciting sweetie!!
They look so warm and beautiful!!!
Your hubby and Dad did a wonderful job....how sweet of them..
I cant wait to seethe whole reveal hunny..you're going to dazzle us again, I just know it!!!

All my love,
Deborah xoxoxo

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Michelle,
JEALOUS!!! jealous of your ambitious Hubby and dad for getting you hooked up with some wood flooring. My last house was all wood floors and limestone pavers :) now! I am in our home that we will sell in about a year and a 1/2 so I am not going to put the money into making the changes I would do given I would stay longer :)

Thank you for your beautiful visit and comment that made my day!!!
See you soon, cannot wait to see the total out come of your cottage cove room when all is in place, and you have added those special treasured finds just where you want to show them off most :)

Love that room girl it is truely a room to love now!!!
xoxo
Dore

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

The floors look really expensive! Looks good.

Desire Empire said...

HI Michelle
I see your little break was spent working hard anyway, but the results are shaping up beautifully. Glad your gorgeous girl's celebrations were fun.
Thanks for visiting all my posts
Best Carolyn
Looking forward to the floor reveal

A Cottage Muse said...

Love, love, love your dark floors! I just showed my Mr....he likes it too but doesn't need another project right now! I think he does!

Glad you had fun celebrating your daughter's birthday!

Kelle Dame said...

They look great! I always love wood floors and kudos to you guys for doing it on your own! Don't they add such warmth? You'll get them in your kitchen too, don't worry, husbands always cave after awhile :)
Kelle
xx

janet said...

The floors look great..Can't wait to see the room all finished..Have a great week..

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your new floor looks gorgeous!!! You made a wonderful choice!

High Street Cottage said...

Lookin' good Michelle! I love the Hallway table vignette too! Can't wait to see the final reveal. I don't know where you get the energy. I have felt so tired lately, but just from working too much, which doesn't leave much time for nesting. It's been pouring on and off here too, thunder storms. Stay warm, and dry, xoxo tami

Kirsty said...

Oo oo I love the puppy! Gorgeous.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Michelle
Well I love dark hardwood floors.. something I dream about.. hahaha.. and love that ruffled edges cover on the armchair!! so sweet

Have a great week.. been raining cats and dogs here too.. but finally cleared up.. ciao ciao xxxx Julie

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That is a huge job. You must be just thrilled. It looks fantastic and I can't wait to see more.

I love that bird on your mantel. I've been looking for one. Do you remember where you found it?

A Rosy Note said...

Love your new floors Michelle. That dark color looks soooo good. I can't wait to see it all put together. I love your collection of ironstone too. I never noticed that before. Hope you're having a good week so far :) Tricia

A Vintage Vine said...

Looking good!!! You will never regret putting those beauties in!!

Holly said...

Sounds like a lovely birthday! What fun. Wow a teenager...I cannot even imagine that yet.

Oh floors - such a mess to do but so worth it.

Amy Kinser said...

Your floors look gorgeous. I am so excited for you. I love that long white shelf with the pitchers.

You are doing a wonderful job on your home! I love everything you are doing, my friend.

Erin said...

Those floors are looking gorgeous Michelle!!! Happy Spring to you too!!

stefanie said...

oh, such a lucky lady!!! I want new floors, yours are gorgeous!

Claudia said...

Hello,

Love them! They look beautiful. I am a fan of the dark wood. My daughter had her birthday and turned 4 yesterday. We celebrated with Mary Poppins Lots of fun. Doesn't feel like Spring around here. It snowed again today. Soon enough!
Take care, Can't wait to see the rest.
Claudia

At The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful Michelle! I am so, so jealous. I would love to rip up the carpet in my living room and do this. Maybe after the kitchen remodel. I'm glad your daughter had such a delightful birthday.

Heather

koralee said...

I adore your floors....you have been one busy bee. Hugs for a great week my friend. xoxoxo

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter.

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Your floors look divine, Michelle! Please wish your daughter a belated Happy Birthday :O)

Have a lovely week.

Deb said...

Your floors look great Michelle! You are one busy bee lately but your house is looking so good! Can't wait to see more! ~Deb~

Pratishtha Durga said...

Happy Spring, Michelle... Found your blog through Shari's. Your home is shaping up well with the dark flooring. Thanks for sharing.

tinajo said...

The floor is looking great and I love the pics! :-)

Val said...

Your motivation is so inspiring!! I hope you have a wonderful morning.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

It's looking fabarooney, Michele. I love it!!! So classy....just like you!!! xxxxxxxx I love your little note to your poarents at the end. You are a cutie patootie. xxx

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I love your style girl! And is that a German Shephard? We had one growing up and I still think of her to this day! The bestest!

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