Sunday, June 5, 2011

Holy Christmas...I'm back and the floors are definitely WHITE!

I kept trying to get motivated at the beach to blog but it just wasn't happening.  I would have thought after 11 days that I would get bored but I didn't and time flew by.  

When I left they had sanded all the floors and I we did a couple of sample areas so they would know the exact color.  I ended up using Ben Moore paint instead of caulk paint.  1/2 paint and 1/2 water just painted on with 3 coats of a satin sealer.  I know you are ready to see them so here goes!

Alrighty then!  We got us some white floors here.  I have to paint the registers now.  We have those in the old part of the house which was built in 1946.  
Are you in shock?  Blinded...need sunglasses?  I mean.....there is no going back now.  Hopefully my furniture will be coming back this week.  When I was first talking it over with the insurance people, they said the whole "shabang" would take 6 days.   Uh huh...that was 3 weeks ago.  Dude really needs to know how to plan better.

My cabinets are done also.  They were sprayed Ben Moore Dove White with a lacquer  and look so good.  Every room in my house is now that color.  

Look who also got to go to the beach!

Yep.  Here they are with "cookies" on their paws.  They know that they can't eat it until I say "OK".  Notice how the one on the left is staring at the treat and Patches, the girl, is watching me.  She is smarter and knows that she will see my lips move before he does.  He will just stare at that sucker and drool.

I think I need to ease back into this blogging...I kind of feel out of practice.  Hopefully I will have a lot to post about as things get moved back in and I start changing things.  "Changing things" you say?  Hell to the yes!  Let's do it!

I will be catching up today reading all of your post that I have missed.

Have a great Sunday!  I am in laundry land.....not a fun place to be.




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40 comments :

An Urban Cottage said...

GORGEOUS! Nice to see that there's still a little variation in the wood. I want some!

eclecticrevisited said...

oh, Sherry...do I believe my eyes..
love love love the floors!!!!!
good call on doing the floors in a white wash..
am excited to see all your fabulous furnishings and decor items back in place...
I really hope you are happy with the floors...they are perfection!!

maureen

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nice and white and bright. I can't wait to see your stuff back in on them. My son's dogs are trained like that, too. They can't get their food until they say o.k. and then they eat it up in lightening speed.

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Your floors look great! Can't wait to see it all put back together - and I know you are probably anxious for that as well! Your dogs are precious!

Heidiopia said...

Oh, I love the white floors! So open and bright-- bet you'll love them, though I want to hear how you'll manage mud!dy doggy paw prints (er- Georgia red clay paw prints).
Good day to read and do laundry-- too hot to do anything else here in the ATL. Missed ya

Kathysue said...

Sherry, so glad to see you back in blogland. I know it had to be hard to come back to reality from the beach!!! I love ,love the floors, I can still see a bit of grain, they look soooo good. I think when you add all your color and textures back in it is going to look beyond amazing. So glad you are back home, xo Kathysue

Emily A. Clark said...

The floors are going to be fabulous! Can't wait to see everything in place.

And, your dogs obey much better than my kids.

Jessie said...

Love the beautiful white floors. Looking forward to see your furniture and decor back in place. Cute dogs, by the way. They are so well-trained and obedient.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

anita said...

The floors are GORGEOUS! Stunning.

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

I love those floors!! So fresh and so clean! Your dogs are absolutely adorable...

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

OMG, they look soooooooooo good!!!! The same color as the dogs! I can't believe how good they are. Mine would have woofed those suckers down before I even got it on their paws! Welcome back!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your floors look really nice and your dogs are so adorable. Love the treats on their little paws!

The enchanted home said...

I am loving those white floors!! Good choice....quite spectacular, the pooches are quite cute too!

helen tilston said...

Just found your blog. I love the floors. In our farmhouse I had cream colour floors and I recall one visitor being shocked when she saw the room without furniture. Shortly after painting my floors white I read a book called "Skating to Antartica" by
Jenny Diski - a good read and appropriately she loved white spaces.Once the furniture is installed, your home will be stunning - I have no doubt about this
Enjoy your postings

Helentilstonpainter.blogspot.com

sarah gibbs said...

love the white floors they look so clean & fresh. how good are the dogs sitting patiently for thier cookies my dog daisy would never act this well shes a naughty puppy

My Interior Life said...

Love the floors! One day when I get a cottage or farmhouse (or just older than circa 1997 home), I would love to do that! And your dogs are too cute and funny!! So wish mine were that well-trained!

Rene said...

The floors are beautiful and I wait to see the changes you have in mind - not that anything needs to be changed. Your babies are so good. Mattie Gray would eat the thing before I could say stay.

Karena said...

Sherry the floors are gorgeous. I can't wait to see the furniture!! and all of the changes you have made.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

A Delightful Design said...

Be still my heart! They're divine...

bluehydrangea said...

Welcome home!!! Floors are fabulous!!

lizziefitz said...

I am so excited for you! Please post the kitchen cabinets soon :)

Mary said...

Just beautiful!
I see another 15 minutes of fame coming your way once your rooms are put back togther.

Interior Design Musings said...

Where are the pictures of your kitchen cabinets!! I am dying to pain mine and need to see yours for some confidence!! m.

Sherri Cassara said...

Oh perfect white! I can't wait to everything back in. Umm, your dogs are utterly darling ... SOOOO cute with the little dog cookies on their arms (well, legs) and just waiting ever so patiently. ;)

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Lisa Gabrielson said...

Gorgeous! And...will you come train my dog?

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I LOVE how the floors turned out!!! Perfect, Sherry, just perfect! My cabinets are painted white dove, but not as chic as yours will be with the coat of lacquer. Can't wait to see. And one more thing, how cute and patient are you dogs!!! Adorable. xo

designchic said...

The floors look gorgeous. Love that you can see the grain coming through - excited about seeing the results!!

Katie said...

Mmm... I think I like the floors! Can't wait to see them with your furniture though. And your cabinets...

Your dogs are cracking me up. They sound just like my in laws dogs... a crazy, dumb, ADD black lab and a smart, mothering shepard mix. Never boring.

Joyce said...

Well... wasn't it your sister that said they were white? I actually like all the brightness and the pups even match the decor! :) Seriously, I really love it. I can just see my husband's face when I tell him I want to paint everything white and after that I will need furniture to go with the white. So... that being said I'm slowly going with a light taupe. :)

Enjoy my friend. xo

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Sherry! Oh the beach & those white floors, how fun. And how cute are those dogs??? Adorable! Glad you are home. I'm just now posting the Scott's pics this week (on Thurs.), I took SO many pics. I can't believe it is this weekend again. Don't know if I have the energy to get out in this heat, it is Killing me big time.

Hope to see you again soon!

Morning T said...

Your floors look fabulous!!! Such sweet pooches on the beach with their cookies. ;) Welcome back.
xo~
T

Privet and Holly said...

So loving those
floors. After 10
years of Brazilian
cherry, I'd love a
change, but probably
won't happen until
our next home....Can't
wait to see what you
are cooking up, girlie!
Know it's going to
be beautiful. LOVE your
dogs; soooo sweet!
xx Suzanne

Tricia Rose said...

It's almost a shame to move furniture in, they are so pristine -perfect!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Sherry, so glad you made it to the beach. Your floors are insanely gorgeous. I'm so nervous and excited for you - oh, and I just saw your BH&G spread at my mom's over the weekend (I was in ATL). Your home looks fabulous and your tips were great, too!

Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion Interior Design said...

Sherry,
The floors are great but the puppies…oh I love them… what patience they have with their cookies.
Happy Day,
Amy

Lori said...

So glad you had a nice time at the beach! The floors are beautiful! I can't wait to see what changes you make!!

Take care,

Lori
www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

Anonymous said...

your floors are beautiful. now i'm looking around at my fruit-wood stained oak floors wondering if....

i'm also completely in love with your dogs!!! will you share a little about them - breed, age... i lost my dog and my cat last year (cancer and diabetes/fiv/)and am always on the lookout for the day i decide i'm ready for another pet.

thank you!
kerry

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

whoa those floor look awesome!

Tina Rowden said...

that white sand and those floors are gawwwgeous sherry.
hope the dogs had a blast, very impressed with those treats ;)