Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Floor Day!!

It's 5AM and I'm wide awake.  Crazy?  yes.   Maybe it's just the excitement of the day which makes me unable to go back to sleep.  It's floor day!

The guys will be here at 8am (ish) to install the new hall floor and I can't wait!  Five months after I started, I am now getting close to the finish line.

Here are the before shots.

 Because I have no patience, once I cleaned out the hallway of paint cans and such, I just had to lay down a little bit of floor.

The floor looks black but it's actually coffee stained oak.

The spindles are almost done and stairs have begun.  I was initially very certain I wanted white stairs and now I'm not.  While the white does look very nice, it also shows every single speck of dust, dirt and fallen hair.  I don't think I can take it.   SO, the question is.... what colour to paint it??  I would probably keep the stair rises in white but what colour would you paint the treads??  I am open to suggestions.  Please! 

Are you wondering about that spot on the wall yet?  
I'm not surprised.  Everyone asks about that spot on the wall.  
Yes, it's staying there and no, not for the reasons you may be thinking

When I was testing paint colours,  I bought two shades of the same colour.  I brought both home, immediately got the paint brushes out and set to picking a colour.
Then, my little munchkin came in and wanted to help.  I handed her a paint brush and gave her the little tester pot of the lighter colour. 
She sat on the step and painted the wall with a gorgeous little abstract. 
She was so proud of herself. 
When I started painting the walls for real, she got quite upset.  

"Don't paint my spot Mummy"
"There's my picture, don't paint my spot"

So I haven't painted her spot.

Every time I get the paint out, she says "Don't paint my spot, Mummy".   So I'm not painting her spot.  At least until she's 6 or 7 and has gotten over it. 

I think I will put a frame around it.


So that's it... last day of walking on subfloor.  
Paul is now wondering how long it will take before I find a nice big rug to cover up the new floor.

He doesn't understand!! 


  1. Floor guys are late!! grrrr

  2. paint the steps on the stairs to match the floor. It'll look great with the white risers!