Monday, October 17, 2011

More Fall Fun and Floor Update

Hello there!!
I have missed you all but had a great week last week unplugging for a bit.
It was so nice here so we took advantage of the weather and played outside.
I really do not like raking leaves but watching the boy play in them was so fun, he just makes me laugh.






I also got a little bit of time to work on the bonus room floor.
Here are a couple photos of the wood graining process so far.


It is turning out ok for the most part but like I had said earlier, it is difficult to get a nice wood look when the plywood is rough and uneven.
BUT
I love the shabbiness of it so I am good with it.


I have also decided to add another process to it, not sure why I do this to myself.
I found a stain called Sunbleached at Lowes and I love it!
I played around with it on my sample board and it really warmed up the wood so I am going to apply that over top the stain like you see above in the corner there.
I will then sand some of the areas to get a more warn look.
Well at least that is what I have in my mind as of now.


Here is how the whole room looks so far.
It is hard to see the floors but I am about a little over half way done with the graining.
I didn't fill the lines where the boards meet cause, well, I am lazy. I would tell you that it looks more shabby that way but that really isn't the case. :)
I am hoping with a few area rugs that it won't be so bad.

The weather has turned cooler and windy here so this is my goal for this week.

Have a wonderful week!!

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43 comments:

Tanya said...

How fun! My boys keep watching the leaves fall and asking,"can we rake them today?" Oh, there are just not enough yet for a pile to jump in. Your floors look amazing! I love them :) Love your new header too! Hope you had a wonderful week away from the computer. It's sometimes nice to have a break.

Connie the crafterbug said...

I am sure it is going to look beautiful! Those pictures of your son in the leaves are gorgeous and I love the new music on your blog.
Connie

Jenni said...

Oh, how sweet! Your little boy looks so happy playing in the leaves! :) And oh! Your floor is looking beautiful so far! I am so impressed by how it is looking, you are doing a fantastic job of it! :)

I hope you have a lovely Monday, Michelle! And I will be emailing you asap! :)

Blessings,
Jenni

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Looking forward to following your progress w/ the floor and room. You certainly are not lazy!!

NanaDiana said...

It looks great so far. I have tried that woodgraining and it is NOT easy...especially not on a piece of work this big! You know what? Even if you had tried to fill in the joints where the boards meet and tried to sand them, etc., they still would show up a bit different when you were done..they take the stain differenly. I think adding that warm stain will be the perfect finishing touch. I'm betting once you get it stained you won't be adding "worn" areas. And the poly finish will REALLY bring out the wood grain too! GREAT GREAT job! xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

ps. Forgot to say- the outdoor pictures with the little guy are just adorable. Beautiful child!

Sylvia said...

I am very happy to see you and your sweet son enjoying the wonderful season , creating precious moments ... All these tiny joys shared with our children - that's what life is all about , isn't is ?Thank you for your reminder .

tinajo said...

Looks great, I like it - and kids playing in the piles of leaves is a wonderful sight. :-)

YONKS said...

It is nice to unplug for a while! The wood grain looks good, I love that whitewashed look!
Di
x

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I just love that wood grain look! Now to tackle the basement floor. I can't wait to see your floor when it's all done!

High Street Cottage said...

Michelle that is going to look incredible when you add your decorative touches. You really stay busy. I love the soft sea greens and blues that we're getting a glimpse of too in the sofa. Can't wait to see the rest. tami

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh those pics of your sweet boy are so fantastic! Looks so perfectly "Fall". :-) Every day my daughter asks if we have enough leaves to make a big pile yet! I love how your floors are turning out and can't wait to see the finished product. Know it will be beautiful!
Vanessa

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The floor is looking really good Michelle. I have not heard of the new stain. Looking forward to seeing it on the floor. I have a bonus room like that also. My window is smaller though. I have not even touched it. My son has his games in there and I've ignored it!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your son is adorable! It looks like he's having so much fun. My boys are lovin' getting to jump in the leaves. We couldn't do that in Las Vegas.
Your floor looks incredible!! What a big job you've taken on and it looks so great!! I am very impressed!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Sweet photos of your son! You have been busy. That looks like hard work but I know it's going to be lovely when you finish!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Your sons photos are beautiful. Try having him stand and throw the leaves into the air and then snap the shot. I did that with my daughter when she was little and its my favorite autumn picture! I can't wait to see how your room turns out!

Cat & Cricket said...

M~
First off.. what great pics of your son!
Second... love what you are doing to that floor!!
Come to Florida and fix me up!!!
Smiles and hugs~
C

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow the floor looks amazing, and I love the stain and think it will make them look even more special. What a job though, you have the patience of a saint. And your son is too cute!

Kat :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

adorable fall pictures!!! he is too cute!
and the floors look great- i think the rugs will help hide the seams for sure and the over all effect will still be soft.

The Frosted Gardner said...

Look how cute he is!!! I cannot wait to see this room completed! I have wondered how to do a nice white wood floor - and look at you - you have it all figured out! Great job Michelle!

michele said...

beautiful! and o my goodness look at that pretty blue in there--i cannot wait to see how you style the room. you're fabulous.

michele

Marie said...

Hello Michelle ma belle! I just love the pictures of your little boy playing with autumn leaves. I rarely see those autumn leaves in my part of the country. Looks like you've been busy as well...the floor you're working on is looking really nice. Thanks for the compliment about my cake.
-Marie

Green Willow Pond said...

How precious are the photos of your son in the leaves. I remember raking up a big pile of leaves just so we could jump in them. Work was so much more enjoyable when it had a fun purpose!

Your floor is looking amazing! Can't wait to see what you do with the room.
Have a lovely week. {{{hugs}}}

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Oh my, that looks like a lot of work! Great Idea for an attic floor.

Rose West said...

The floor looks great! You are always so creative and inspiring :)

Sizzle and Zoom said...

It will all be worth it. Looks like it's going to be great.

Comeca Jones said...

I love the color in your photos and i love the new header as well. By the way Michelle I really like the piano music its so sweet and relaxing.

Robin said...

The floor looks great already! Can't wait to see it with the new stain on top.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Looks like such fun 'work'!! Love the way the floor is looking...your photos of the kids are gorgeous:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your son is so cute...he sure looks like you! And your floor project looks like it's coming along! It's hard to get something like that done....and everything else! Enjoy your week! ♥

Kate Coveny Hood (Style Key West Blog) said...

I need to figure out how to stain some cabinets...this is inspiring me!

Martina said...

Gorgeous boy! And gorgeous room! Congrats to both - i can already see, this room will be just beautiful!

becky said...

You are ever the busy little bee...what will you do when all the rooms are redone? Start over again?

trumatter said...

Your boy is so cute. And your room is turning out gorgeous. Will follow here for the sun bleached effect and also how the entire room shapes up :)

Oh, and if you a lazy, I am wondering what lazy means ;P

designchic said...

Your floors look so pretty, but your son...absolutely adorable. Love these shots!!

designchic said...

Your floors look so pretty, but your son...absolutely adorable. Love these shots!!

A Cottage Muse said...

I miss those days of playing in the leaves with my kids!! Thanks for sharing your fun time!

LOVE your floors!

Polly said...

what a cutie!!

love how your floor treatment is turning out!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

You captured some beautiful photos of your son - what a cutie patootie! The floors are coming along nicely and they will look great when you get your area rugs and decor up.

Hope you're having a great week

Marie
xoxo

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

The pics of your kiddo and the leaves came out great. Your floor looks good as well.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I'm sure you are too but I am SOOOO looking forward to seeing the room all done!

Love the pictures of your little guy playing on the leaves.

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

Your boy looks like he's having a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished results on that flooring.
x
Melissah

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Look at you go! I can already envision what a fabulous room this will be!!! Happy Fall xo~Carrie

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