A little floor....


Before a little love...

While pondering this floor many ideas came to mind but I kept being drawn to this one imperfection in the wood. Things like this I adore. How could I ever cover this up!

I could not. This floor is sure to take a beating but I wanted it to look awesome as well so I stained it to bring forth the grain

I also wanted it to shine like crazy so I made sure to get a stain with a little glossy poly...The stain is Bombay just in case you were wondering.

I must admit...I love how it turned out!

I could live with this floor inside my house ..really.

Kaylee has already asked if we could do this in her room. She has carpet,ugh...I'm thinking just maybe..

So now you have seen our cottage from top to bottom...

But wait! could we do a little something extra to this floor? Maybe bring a little more charm to it....Just wait and see~

53 comments:

  1. There are some cute painted border ideas.. or put your monogram in the middle or entryway.. or paint in script the french name you decide on..

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  2. Good Morning Miz Susie,
    You can't imagine how excited I am to see your little cottage studio floors madeover because your plywood floors are exactly what I have in my dining room and hallway after pulling up the carpeting in the house. The rest of the rooms had hardwoods but sadly those two just had old stained plywood. I've been debating painting them till I can afford to buy reclaimed flooring for them but they do have a certain charm that's grown on me that I hate to cover up. And I've not been able to decide on a paint color. Now I have inspiration and can see how beautiful they could look because of you! I'm going to show the hubby and see what he says... Maybe after 3 years of living with ugly floors I can finally do something about them. Sorry for writing the book but I've been anxiously waiting ever since I saw what your floors were made of *smiles* Thank you Susie for all your creative brilliance that you share so generously with the rest of us *hugs*

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  3. Love the dark stain with the white paint. Beautiful job - I'm ready to see more.
    Have a great Friday.

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  4. Love the choices you have made thus far. That dark stain and light wall color looks SO FANTASTIC!! Can't wait to see what you do next!

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  5. you have just inspired me like you would not believe.
    If everyone wasn't sleeping (and if I had already had more coffee) I would be jumping up and down!!! Thank you!!!

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  6. I love the way this turned out. My husband has never believed me that plywood could be beautiful. Thanks for giving me a picture I can show him :) Dina

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  7. The floors turned out great! I love their all natural feel!

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  8. I love a high gloss shine too! Your floors turned out beautifully. Can't wait to see more.

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  9. Susie, you are so darn talented I just want to pinch you! ;) I love what you did with the floors!!! I am really enjoying this little series.

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  10. Oh WOW! I love, love, love the transformation so far! What a sweet little space. :)

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  11. Oh, I just love it Susie - it's just gorgeous! We were forced to rip out our carpet at the beginning of our remodel due to my daughters allergy issues. I just painted the subfloor until we can finally install our hardwood. White paint, no less, which never looks clean! If I would have know we were going to be living with subflooring for this long, I would have done what you did here. It is stunning!

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  12. Girlfriend, it is lookin' too cute! Wish I could pop over in real life and see it!! Have a great weekend in your studio!! Don't forget to talk to hubby about the a/c!!

    Hugs!
    Susan

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  13. I love the contrast! Can't wait to see what you do next.

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  14. Wait is it just plywood stained? It looks great. My girls are wanting their carpet pulled up and their floor painted black. I just can't do it yet.

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  15. use one of those really neat flat-bamboo 'rugs' with the stenciling all over it....I love those things!

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  16. I really like the dark color against the white walls!

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  17. Susie,
    I love the dark stain against the white. Looks fabulous.
    Can't wait to see how you decorate it with accessories.
    I didn't know you could stain plywood and get a nice look like that. I will have to remember that. What does it feel like walking on it?

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  18. It looks awesome Susie! Love the contrast!
    I have to start shopping for hard wood flooring for our living/dining room since we came home from vacation to a flooded home.

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  19. They look amazing! I can't hardly stand to wait to see how it all turns out. HURRY!!!

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  20. Beautiful! Loved seeing the transformation.

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  21. Of course it's perfect!

    I simply cannot wait to see the heights of creativity you reach in this magical little cottage!

    Chris

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  22. What a wonderful idea for plywood floors. We don't have them under our carpet, we have concrete, but if I had plywood, I would copy you in a heart beat!

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  23. i am so excited to see what is coming next. the floor looks AMAZING!!!!! what a great color and it looks so beautiful with the walls. i want one!

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  24. Oh, I can just envision a few little embellishments!! Oh, geez, Susie it's adorable!!!

    Suzanne

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  25. oooh that floor is fabulous!! you did an amazing job!

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  26. Loving the floors! It's beginning to transform! Can't wait to see more.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Adrienne

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  27. Looks really terrific so far! That is going to be such a cool space to work in! :0)

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  28. Oh it looks sooo good.

    I'm glad you got your gift. I can't wait to see it in your cottage. Let me know if you post about it. I'll be sure to come check it out.

    Cheri

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  29. Ooooh...we have plywood under our carpet.

    I'm thinking this might work. It would look better than the carpet!

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  30. looks great! cant wait to see what else you come up with!

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  31. Now I want a cottage too!!! Those floors are beautiful-can't wait to see what your next reveal will be!!!

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  32. Beautiful! The curiosity is killing me! lol Can't wait to see more!

    :)
    Have a fun weekend!
    Roeshel

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  33. Susie Q.. I sent you an email regarding your new.. 'shoppe'. Let me know whatcha think. Love it so far.. ps.. send hubby my way please.

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  34. Oh my goodness, this is just beautiful! I love the old texture of plywood. Great job!

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  35. Oh, I'm loving it, Susieness!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  36. It looks so pretty! I can't imagine that it could get any prettier, but with your talents, I have no doubt that it will. Looking forward to seeing what happens next. laurie

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  37. I am so lovin that! Girl, that looks great.
    Have a blessed one. HUGS.

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  38. The floor color compliments the white walls and ceiling so beautifully. It's such a pretty and charming cottage.

    If you get a chance, stop by my Blof for a visit and say hi. I put up a new post today.
    Have a great weekend,
    Aimee

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  39. Your little house is looking good.
    I suppose you can't wait until it is move in day, so you can play.

    Enjoy your weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  40. Susie,

    Isn't it amazing what just a little stain can do to plywood?

    If I had to guess, I'm thinking a painted on rug. I know that's what I would do.

    You are going to love having your own creative space. That's my dream for the future.

    Gretchen

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  41. Oh boy! This just gets better and better!!

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  42. It's sooooo pretty!!!! And I just bet you're going to make it even prettier!

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  43. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

    Nancy from OHIO

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  44. new follower- love this

    Le Petit Chateu?

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  45. Susie, Your floor is gorgeous! I love the dark stain up against the white walls. Good Job!!!!

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  46. I just love what you did with the floor. Plywood has never looked so good.

    Ruth

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  47. I did the same thing to my mobile home floors but drew out plank lines with a sharpie first looks amazing like real hzrdwood floors and the upkee is amazingly easy

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  48. I did the same thing to my mobile home floors but drew out plank lines with a sharpie first looks amazing like real hzrdwood floors and the upkee is amazingly easy

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