__FLOORED__

The last week has been…

LOUD…


…but productive.

This sander ran in our home for three days straight in order to sand the wood down three layers before staining. But alas, the noise was worth it in the end.

We only replaced one board that suffered from the fire damage (only because they ripped it off the floor to find replacement boards). Instead of replacing the burned boards, I decided to keep them after seeing them sanded; they added character and they are part of the story of our home.

New stain color: Dark Walnut (Minwax)

Poly: Bona Floor Finisher (3 coats applied; buffed after coats 1 and 2)

Flooring: Heart pine (barn wood)

Here is the before:


Here are the durings:


Here are the afters:


Before/After


Burn marks:


All done!

All of our belongings are being return tomorrow and Friday (or Fri-yay)! 😄

NOTE:

Work performed by:

D&B Hardwoods

Owner: Dean Buie

3196 Ga Highway 99, Brunswick GA

(912) 265-9564

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{Operation Rustic *Glam*}

When asked about my decor taste, I’m definitely a fan of rustic but I also love sparkle and metallics. 

My design pallet for our new home is Rustic Glam. Rustic Glam is achieved by incorporating natural elements with glamourous elements. Think concrete, wood, brick, iron, crystals, mercury glass, metallics and glitter all invited to the same party. Vintage meets modern. Boom. Rustic Glam.

Below are some examples of this decor/design style that I am using as inspiration for our new home makeover. These photos will help you envision what I am going for.

All images are from Pinterest searches.

KITCHENS:

I love everything about the picture above, especially the polished faucets and glass chandelier that scream glam and reclaimed beams that ground the rustic element.

The picture below has farmhouse cabinetry and beams for the rustic feel, while the fancy linen chairs with nailhead trim bring in some fancy.

The kitchens above and below are absolutely beautiful, but a little too over the top for my taste. It’s is still on the rustic glam scale, but also borderlines gaudy with the bulky, ornate trims on the cabinetry. I am not a fan of that at all. Too much “French” styling for me. The French style is overboard and bulky. However, I do love the mixes of Farmhouse colors and shapes along with the combination of wood and iron along side glass and silver these designs offer. Rustic yet classy.

This last picture is near perfection. You’ve got wood, brick, iron, marble, glass. A few pops of some silver and metallic accents. Upgrade those cheap looking bar stools and perfection is achieved. 

DINING:

(The first two pics are the same room from different angles.)

Love it all. 

Still in love…

Wouldn’t change a thing. 

What a cute little space shown down below. But for heavens sake, get rid of that style cramping mini blind. Yikes. One word: drapes.

There’s promise below. Nice drapes. Cute settee. The chandelier needs to bulk up a bit while the thighs on those table legs need to go a few weeks carb free. All wood chairs would help too with a linen covered chair seat.

Dark beams and metal bar stools would make this home scheme shown below brilliant.

This last pic is a little too “French” for me also. Not as bulky as the kitchen photo examples above but signs in French sayings are not appealing to me, nor is a beadboard ceiling (looks cheap) or the provincial styled dining chairs. I would use a black windsor styled chair instead. The chandeliers, beams, chalkboard and the table can all stay. The rest is evicted. 


LIVING ROOMS:

Chandeliers, sequins and beams; oh my. Heavenly.

This next one is a master bedroom, but it resembles my current family room fireplace so it’s a living room inspiration pic in my case.


This last room is beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but screams hospital waiting room deep in the woods. Needs some color depth, badly. Get some kind of contrast in there. It makes me itch a bit.

MASTER BED/BATH:

I love the top picture but I’d switch out the linens. I see something more like this:

The pic above is of a master bedroom painted in Sherwin Williams Eider White. It happens to be the paint color I have picked out for some of my rooms during our fire restoration process.

This next picture is a bit too “shabby chic” for me. I like shabby chic, there’s just too much of it in this one little space.

Not feeling that light fixture below. Chandelamp? Nah. Pass.

The stuff dreams are made of:

Ooooh, marble.

Ruffles! Love ruffles.

RUSTIC GLAM ODDS & ENDS:

Just a few photos of random rooms, accessories, decor and furniture pieces that fit the decor style profile.

Mason jars AND crystals. Brilliant. ^

Must haves; mercury glass and silver. Thank goodness these come in spray paint form. I have the perfectly shaped pieces that just need a little Rustoleum makeover.

I love the mixed media of the light fixture above and that silver candelabra below I want for my house!

Cute entry.

That buffet table below is perfect. I kinda dig those antler candlestick holders too. Maybe bottom tips dipped in gold? Or metallic candlesticks instead? Options.

Oooh la la. 

Tufted and nailhead sofa. I’m in love.

More tufting and nailheads…

Fur has joined the party!

Sequins! Speaking my language.

Polished silver. Classy.


I think you get the idea.

Now, I’m going to attempt to achieve it.