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Floor Reveal

The floors at the city house make one project down and how many to go? I don't know; I've lost count. 😬 But that's ok, we're plugging along, getting them done. I've been cutting out Megan's paper flowers so she can concentrate on putting them together. I'm so proud of her and Dylan for working hard to keep the wedding at a reasonable cost! They've been awesome!

Almost have all the red ones cut out, then it will be on to the teal ones. White and yellow are done! (I think there is another white one and a purple one to do still.)

Anyway, I left you with the new floor install, promising to come back and share the final reveal. Here's the photo I shared of the floors going in:
wood look

And here's an after - Bruce jumped in and helped paint the molding so I was able to put the living and dining rooms back together:

It was nice having the spaces empty and being able to reset everything. I rather enjoyed it being pared down so I decided to keep my spaces less cluttered looking.

One area I purged was the bookshelves - and restyled with a summer look.

(We try to collect sand from each beach we visit; putting it in small glass vials that we then label with the beach location. )

But I got that sand home and put it in a vial to add to the rest! I love how different they all are.
sand collection

I moved a lamp from my bedroom to the small table next to the shelves. I love the soft glow it gives off. More seashells and a lighthouse decorate it.

My big flower arrangement that used to sit on top of the tv cabinet got moved to the buffet for now. Plus I put the wine glasses from our anniversary trip there as well.

I hung several pieces of my artwork on the walls also. A small rug in front of the French doors (I found it rolled up in the entryway closet...totally forgot I had it) finishes off the dining room.

In the living room, my dad's old toy chest is used as a coffee table.  This is one surface I'm constantly battling to keep clean.

A metal basket is handy to corral all the remotes, some playing cards and coasters.

A small demilune table from Bombay Co. (remember them?) got moved from the master bedroom hallway to beside the fireplace. Another lamp adds a soft glow to this area as well.

The cabinet above it was made by my dad and holds an assortment of treasures...I'm hoping to find a good spot at the farm for this.

I've tried to keep surfaces uncluttered as I'm tired of all the stuff. With the new floors, everything looks just wonderful.

So that's my new floors. I want to thank everyone for their kind comments on my last post. I appreciate your kindness more than I can say. Y'all are the best!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have more flowers to go cut out.




  1. Your floors are so lovely, Cecilia! And I love how it totally changed the atmosphere of your home! It's amazing how flooring can turn a space into gorgeous and cozy at the same time! What a great decision! Continue to have fun and enjoy preparing for Megan's nuptials - you're doing a great job!

  2. Good morning Cecilia. Your floors are beautiful! Doing big projects like that always spur a little bit of decluttering...thank goodness for all of us. Since we've moved I've been paring down like crazy! It's good to catch up with your wedding arrangements. :)

  3. Good Morning. Love your new floors. They look so great. Amazing how putting down new flooring can make such a big impact. It will be so fun to have Megan's wedding. It will be here before you know it.
    Enjoy all these little things you are doing to make the wedding special. Happy New Week.

  4. Good Afternoon!
    Your home is so pretty, cozy, warm, inviting and I love your floors!
    Your time and effort for the Wedding is really special, you are a mighty sweet Mama!

  5. Great post! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi Cecilia ... love the new fresh look. Wood floor is beautiful. Wish I could do some down-sizing. Maybe later when things settle down around here. We put wood floors down and I just love them.
    Enjoy the new look.
    Audrey Z.

  7. Congrats on the new floors, they're gorgeous! I know what you mean about loving the pared down look! Challenge is keeping it that way lol
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

    1. haha, that's for sure, Kathleen! I am trying to purge...what a challenge!

  8. The new floors are beautiful!I know you are enjoying them. It's hard for the dogs to sneak up on you with their toenails clicking on! Can't wait to see the paper flowers...what a great idea. I am all about a budget wedding. It amazes me how much some people pay for weddings these days. I have been busy puting my new classroom together and tomorrow is my first day back on the clock. Summer break always flys by! Have a great rest of the week.


  9. Beautiful! I love your floors and your new look. I'm loving the less cluttered look myself these days.

  10. Isn't it amazing how flooring makes such a difference, not just in how a space looks and feels but in the domino effect it causes?! It really looks wonderful and so fresh, and all the changes you've added are a perfect compliment.



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