I know you are on pins and needles.....

Ha Ha...for the floor update right?  But first can we talk about the "blogger" meltdown of humongous dimensions...?  I think somebody who is an employee of Google got out the crack pipe in the middle of an update and totally spaced out......cause even though I have only been at this for about 15 months...that was the worst one I have experienced. 

OK...back to the floors.  Here is the deal.  I know you are probably saying blaa...blaa...floors...blaa.  I don't care.  Just please bear with me for this one last discussion and then the next thing you read with the tag line floors will be the reveal.  Swear. [fingers crossed]

The "disaster specialist" finally figured out that they would be here until Christmas at the pace they were going.  One of them had the bright idea to quit trying to get the glued down floors up from the sub flooring and to just take up the  whole dang thing.  Duh.
That only took them about 4 hours.
Here are the new floors.  Zippy is saying..."Am I cute Mom...do you really love me even though I have gas that could peal off wallpaper?"  I am saying..."Not so much right now".

The refrigerator in the LR makes the whole kitchen "triangle" working space a little off.  I'm not feeling it.

After a whole lot of thought and research I have come to this conclusion.  WTF was I thinking when I said I am painting my floors solid white.  I have dialed it back a bit and come to my senses.  Cause...Lord knows I do not need anymore dust and dirt showing in my house.  So, I am going to do the same thing I did in my bedroom.  "Sherry, what did you do in your bedroom because I have only been reading your blog for about 3 months?".  Well I am going to show you now because we need a picture before I lose everyone.
Last summer we installed hardwoods.  4" white oak.  I took 1/2 paint [BM China White] and 1/2 water and white washed them.  Not me of course but the floor guy.  Then applied 3 coats of sealer.  I love how they look with the grain showing through.  BUT.....you can not see the dirt because they are not solid.

I believe that is they way to go for me.   The floors being installed to match the rest of the house are 3" red oak.  We all know how red oak yellows over time and gets a real orangey  look to them.  Here are a few samples of what I have done.
The first one on the left is solid chalk paint.  The next one is 1/2 paint and 1/2 water.  The third one is 1 cup of water and a half cup of paint.  That is the one I am leaning towards.  
So there you have it.  For today anyway.  This could change of course. :)

Went to Scott's on Friday and took gobs pictures.  It was a great month and I could not stay too long.  Probably a good thing.  I wanted to buy everything I saw.  Pictures next week.

So this is not a post lacking in anything beautiful, here are a few shots of Angie's detached den.

Before.  This space is like a little "Florida Room".  When you walk up the front stairs you go right to enter the house and left into this room.  She is going to use it for a guest room/extra den.  It has a gabled ceiling and all the windows crank open.

It is the room right here in the front.
These are just a few small shots cause it is not totally finished.  The sofa pulls out onto a bed.
Craigslist!  
Walls are BM Dove White and she ordered the seagrass from California to be installed  wall to wall.
Chairs...CL.  It is looking cute huh?

Do not forget about the giveaway if you are into nautical....

AND...one more thing.  Last December BH&G did a video of me shopping at Scott's.  SO...IF you have an Ipad and IF you spend 3.99 for the BH&G app, and IF you still spend .99 cents you can watch it.  Why did they have to make me so expensive????  I must be worth it :)

It is brutal watching yourself like that.....but I realize I like my hair better short so I need to get it cut again.

Enjoy your Sunday.....


31 comments

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You are cracking me up. Hope it gets done before Christmas! Love the colors in that room!

Jessie said...

Angie's den looks fabulous so far. I love the orange sofa bed and the fabric used on the Craiglist chair.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

My floors aren't done yet either! I feel your pain :) They had to pull the subfloor in the kitchen. I'm so over the sawdust. I see now why people do this BEFORE they move in :)

eclecticrevisited said...

Hi Sherry,
your dogs are so cute..even if they have gas.. :0
I like the flooring with the lighter white wash on it best too...it gives the floor more depth..
though you may think it hides the dirt better.. :)
love the colors for Angie's den/guest room too..vibrant and fresh...
maureen

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I love the fl,oor option your leaning towards- perfect white wash and Angie's room is so pretty!!

classic • casual • home said...

Zippy is one cute dog! I love the orange and wall to wall seagrass is great.

Kathysue said...

Sherry I love the third board. I have white oak floors also, this is a great option, I will have to remember this if and when they need finishing. I about freaked out when I saw the ticking fabric, that is my sofa fabric, be still my heart, I miss it soooo much. I had it corded in a banana yellow solid, it was so pretty!! I need it back, Kathysue

SheilaG said...

I like the whitewashing option you're leaning toward. I may have seen you at Scotts on Friday, my first visit there. Were you with Rhoda? I wasn't sure, so I didn't introduce myself and didn't want you to think I'm a scary blogger stalker- ha! :) Of course, if that wasn't you, I'm really glad I didn't say anything!!!

Sherri Cassara said...

I read the post twice just to laugh more - geez you are funny ;)
Can't wait to see the floors done, your dogs are darling! and Angie's room looks very fun!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Love seeing you dogs, Sherry. I'm excited to see how the floors turn out. Love the option you're leaning towards, I know it's going to look smashing! Thanks for the laughs as always.

LLH Designs said...

I know this was meant to be a floor update, but I love your sense of humor about the blogger outage. Talk about a reminder not to take ourselves too seriously! I had received some of the sweetest ever comments about a post and it all just disappeared! Oh, well!

Xo,
Linsey

La Boheme said...

Well Sherri, you always have until Christmas to get it done :) haha but seriously I LOVE your sense of humor and can't wait to see it all finished! xoxo

Lisa Gabrielson said...

Good call on the floors. I love the third board too. Post pics of Scott's please...I couldn't make it this time. And, LOVE the guest house and orange sofa!

lizziefitz said...

Sherry, I can't wait for the reveal.come join my Trina Turk giveaway:)

Mary said...

I wish you lived next door to me. Any time I could use a laugh I could run over & chat with you. You REALLY crack me up!
We are a step closer to having our floors put in. I finally selected a contractor.
Hey, will you be painting while the rooms are empty?

Inspired Mrs. Stevens said...

Wait..I still kinda love white floors...do it! do it! LOL And yes, Google...blogger meltdown, I'm so glad I wasn't in a posting mood. Oh & those bright colors in Angie's den is totally adorable.

Welcome to AK Magnolia House said...

Love. Love. Love! You are a brilliant woman and designer! Your floors are going to be fabulous! Just a little note. I have the better homes and gardens issue you were in (great article and see you at Scott's!) anyway, the source section has your design address as sherryhdesigns.com instead of sherryhartdesigns.com so while google will bring me there it won't open the site with the first address.
Just a FYI....
I have always helped design spaces for family and friends and finally decided to take it on as a career. I hope to bring similar designs to Charleston AND at an affordable price point!
AK xo
www.akmagnoliahouse.com

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I am definitely with you on the third option for the floors. Love what we can see from the glimpses of Angie's room. Can't wait to see the whole thing. The fabric on the chair is so awesome.

Interior Design Musings said...

Totally agree with the flooring. I like the lighter wash the best (not that you need my approval, friend)! Dying to see your Scott's trip. I'm planning on going back more often, but just could not swing it this time! Can't want to see the results of your kitchen. M.

designchic said...

The whitewashed floor looks wonderful and loving Angie's room!!

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Definitely like the new flooring option. Probably a bit more practical than pure white. Well, now that I know it would cost be almost $5 bucks to watch you shop Scott's, I definitely want you to show me the ropes in July ;)

lisaroyhandbags said...

The white washing is going to look fantastic - I totally agree - solid white would have you pulling your hair out showing dirt. Can't wait to see Angie's den all done :)

casey at loft and cottage said...

That room is adorable with the red/orange, and cannot wait to see your whitewashed floors!

Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion Interior Design- The Blog said...

Sherry,
The den is adorable and so are your babies!!
I like your floor color choice...the others are a bit too white for me.
I tried to comment the other day and google shut me out. BAD Google.
Happy Tuesday my friend,
Amy

Lori said...

Sherry, your sweet babies are so adorable! I could eat them up! So glad I can leave a comment now. So frustrating for a couple of days there.

Your floor options are great and I love the one that your leaning towards as well. Can't wait to see the pics from Scott's!

Lori
www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

Pratishtha Durga said...

Awwww... Your dogs are adorable. Can't wait to see it all done and finished. Hope you are sane till then.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Sherry!
Your little "stinker" is adorable and I also like the third lighter sample!
Loving the orange playroom with sisal...so cheerful.
Would love to see the video clip, can you embed it here?
:)
xx
Alison
Great job!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

looking good, looking REAL good! Two big thumbs up for those textiles too.

traci zeller designs said...

All three versions are beautiful!

Morgan @ PepperDesignBlog.com said...

The floors are coming along beautifully! And love the sneak peaks... can't wait to see the reveal for Scott's room!

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