Update and giveaway....

OK....this little DW leak is taking things to a whole new level.  I am serious...what they are going through to get these floors up will make your eyes roll back in your head.  First you have a concrete slab, then subfloor nailed down, and then hardwoods glued down with something that screams "this shit is not coming up".

For real.  Here is what they have gotten up in 2 hours...
Yep.  And we are talking 600 sq feet more.  It is safe to say they need to bring in a crew cause at this rate it might take them a month to JUST get the floors up.
See that little scraper he is working with....yeah the one that looks like it is about an inch wide....uh huh....go home honey.  You are totally wasting your time.
The did manage to get the granite off without breakage.....sad.
ON another note, I got my paint sample in the mail yesterday.  I couldn't slap some on a piece of wood fast enough.
For those of you late to this party, I ordered some Annie Sloan chalk paint.  For white floors.  Am I excited???  Yes...am I scared?  Yes.  I mean there is no going back.  They will be white until the city dump comes to get my body out of this house.  When would I ever move everything out again????

Never!  I guess if they get worn in spots....that's OK right?  Because you guys know I have 2 VERY large dogs with feet that have nails. Should I go for it?  I know...easy for you to say yes.  White floors all over blogland...so pretty.  Just like white slipcovers and I am here to tell you they are NOT EASY.

OK...I need some cheese to go with my wine!  I am shutting up.

Here are the May goods.  Summer.  Nautical.
3 prints from bexpert on Etsy.

2 pillow covers.  They were samples that I picked up at the mart the other day.  The have openings in the back for the inserts.
Fabric....about 2 yards each....and
Just cause it matches...one of my favorite candles from Anthro!
So....this could be the start of this look for someone.




If you are feeling the nautical vibe.....you can leave a comment and become a follower.
And can you believe it....Scott's is this weekend!


39 comments

Kate said...

I am already a follower and I love the nautical stuff! We're having all of our flooring replaced next week, but we just have carpet right now so not so difficult to remove. Best of luck to you!

Mrs. DeVore said...

ooo what a great giveaway! I love all things beachy/nautical and that is my favorite candle!!

An Urban Cottage said...

I have a friend whose DW leaked on her bleached floors and now she has to move everything out of her entire first floor to redo them. And she wants to go dark. Nightmare.

I appreciate your sense of humor about the whole thing.

Karena said...

Sherry how exciting!! I love it all! Thank you for offering a great giveaway for springtime! Nautical fresh and fun!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

amy b.s. said...

i so want white floors! can't wait to see how they turn out!

Pinecone said...

I'm a follower, and I love this giveaway!!
xo
Ashlyn

Shera O said...

can't wait to see the white floors...i think they will look even better with a little wear! i'm also REALLY digging the nautical vibe!

Lee said...

The floor will be great! thanks for the nautical themed giveaway! I love it and am a follower!
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Carol@TheDesignPages said...

You're right, it's easy for us to say do it. Just pretend you're a client. What would you tell yourself. I'm a happy follower:)

MaryBeth said...

I am a follower. Great giveaway! Love the nautical look :)

Jessie said...

No worries, I am sure the floors will look great in the end. Great giveaway, perfect for my little boy's room!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

La Borda Bleu said...

love it all!! i'm a nauti type girl :) xoxo's nancy

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Love the fabrics! White floors? You have more nerve than I do. I am sure they will look wonderful!

The Life of the Chous said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

I'm going to try to leave the toddler with my hubby and try to sneak away to scotts this weekend too!

Cathy Wall said...

Sherry, I think the white floors will look even better with a little wear and tear...seems to suit your style, so go for it for sure! What time should I be over for wine and cheese?!
Cathy

Kayla said...

Oh, I'm so excited to see the chalk paint on the floors! I've spent the last two months rebuilding my staircase and was thinking of using chalk paint b/c it wouldn't take days to dry, since I have two 6-year-olds, a big dog and two cats.
Good luck! Love your blog. :)

Heidiopia said...

Cute stuff, Sherry ~ plus this ATL heat has me longing for a shore somewhere. :)
You are fearless with a white floor, woman... i tip my hat to you!! Good luck!

vanessa said...

I think the floors will be beautiful with a little wear on them, but if you are going for perfect all the time I wouldn't do it. We have 2 painted white floor areas in our house and I just can't keep them clean, so they stay "worn". I just Magic Erasered them today and that is the only way to get them clean, as soon as someone walks on them nevermind.

Morning T said...

How painful to watch them literally just chip away at the floors, yikes. Well it's about that time on Friday so hopefully you have a full glass of wine and you're relaxing.

Too bad I've already painted everything in my house or I'd be all over that chalk paint. Your floors are going to be gorgeous.
xo~
T

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Yikes! What a nightmare with those floors!

I am excited...I am planning a trip to Atlanta in July to hit up Scott's. Can't wait!

The Vintique Object said...

Holy cow, they are taking out the kitchen too? I hope insurance is footing this bill for this one. White floors. If you do it, you will be the gutsiest woman I know, and would have my complete admiration. On the other hand, I can understand your reluctance in terms of maintenance and whether or not you'll feel that same way about them as you do your backsplash tiles in 10 years.
Love the nautical stuff!
Camille

Lori said...

Oh my gosh, Sherry! I would not be happy, I can promise you that! Oh well, what can you do?

I do love the white. Doing the floors would scare me too, but it seems to fit your home so well, though. Easy for me to say, but go for it!

Take care and have a great weekend!

Lori
www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I want white floors SO badly in the new little house. The floors are actually concrete with in -floor heat. V thinks I am CRAZY , to want white. I say why not!
That little tiny tool isn't going to cut it! That's for sure!
Good grief!
I am on the edge of my seat to see your kitchen done! HURRY!
also- I am embarrased to say, I am confused at to what this chalk paint actually is.
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

chedeb5353 said...

I am a follower. I love the nautical!!! You are braver than I am to paint your floors white! I am sure they will be beautiful. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

L.Duncan said...

My goodness Sherry. That is crazy! Yeah, they need a larger crew. I hope you do paint the floors. I love painted floors!

Speaking of love, I love this giveaway too! Perfect for my son's already nautical themed room;)

eclecticrevisited said...

hope they finally finish so you can paint the floors...can't wait to see what they look like when complete..can't wait to see the room back together!! bet you can't wait either.. :)
best of luck...really, I mean it!!
maureen

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those pillow covers are awesome! and you know they just have to come to the annpolis area. the belong here.

Shel said...

I'm looking at my kitchen nightmare now....I have to do almost the same thing this summer. I've contemplated renting a jackhammer to get my flooring and subfloor up {{shudder}}.

After all that work, you deserve to have whatever you want on those floors....go for it.

and I am crushing on the nautical theme...adorable!

I'm a follower too.
shel704 at aol dot com

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Wow, what a mess!!! I love the idea of the white floors. Have you visited with anyone that has them? I think Lauren Leiss with Pure Style Home and maybe even Megan with Beach Bungalow has them?? I think I've heard pros and cons from those two before. I'm just thinking about what you said about the white slipcovers. I've done them on my covered porch and though lovely, they are a nightmare to keep clean. I'm not sure when this trend started. I'm wondering how much longer it will last? As much as we love it, you know it's not going to be here forever. Nothing is. All that being said you have to go with what you love, because everything always changes.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pick me pick me. I can add more pillows to my guest room.

Kathysue said...

Oh my gosh, Sherry that ticking fabric is exactly what I have been whining about!! That is my sofa fabric, or at least my long-gone, horribly missed sofa fabric. What a fun giveaway, sign me up!!Kathysue

LLH Designs said...

I need a serious dose of your sense of humor? I'm just loving it today!

Xo,
Linsey

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

I love those flag prints! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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Katie said...

Wow... frustrating. But since I'm late commenting it seems that the geniuses have figured it out. Amazing how long people can stick with something before they realize it's not really working.... me included sometimes. :)

Natalie said...

I am a total follower! All that nautical stuff is awesome!

Kacey @ Shes.No.Martha said...

How did I miss this?!?

If I could, I would pour you a glass of wine...or five...for enduring that floor sitch!

xo
k

traci zeller designs said...

Wow. They are going to earn their money for getting those floors up!!

Yay for the white floors ... and the wear on them will be part of the charm. I know, because my floors are Peruvian walnut (very dark) and they are so sensitive ... meaning with just life with 2 kids and a small dog and they are beat to all h-e-double hockey sticks. Yet I still love them ... and I would do it again ... even if I get occasionally irritated at the wear.

Three Men and a Little Crazy said...

Love your blog! About to work on my boys' room to this would be perfect! Thanks!

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