Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Before and After Party

My friend, Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality, is having a blog party featuring great before and after projects of 2008. We're still working on our media room, so that one will have to be a 2009 after. The best thing we did in 2008 was replace the flooring in our living room...
(Excuse the clutter in this pic. It was taken shortly after moving in).





What's even better about this before and after project is that the flooring looks like hand-scraped wood planks, but it's actually vinyl. It was also a snap to install. If you would like real wood floors but don't want the expense of them, or if you have pets like I do, vinyl has come a long way, baby.

27 comments:

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Just gorgeous! this has long been one of my favorite projects from your casa, Sandra - looks great!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I am still so blown away by this re-do, Sandra!!! Big Kudos!!!

Erin said...

That looks beautiful. We are about to replace our flooring too. It turned out great and I love the way it looks!

Laurel MacD said...

Those floors are gorgeous!!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

The floor is gorgeous - it really makes a huge difference!

Manuela

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Wow! Vinyl. Thanks for this info. It looks great! ~Mindy

ps. My 100th post giveaway is underway. Come see!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I love the dark wood floors we have that in our home too and I LOVE the leather chairs. Very nice redo!
Robin~♥

kmiller said...

Can you share the brand of floors and where they were purchased? THANKS!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wow~amazing transformation! Thunderous applause coming from Phoenix. Well done.

Leigh said...

Looks great! I invite you to drop by my place and see my before and after's.

Rue said...

I can't believe that's vinyl!! That room is beautiful :)

rue

mary said...

oh sigh, it's all so pretty and clean and tidy....and DONE. Will I ever have an "after"?
Thanks for the share.

Lamp Tramp said...

What a beautiful room. Your new floor is perfection!

beth at aunties said...

Your new floor is beautiful!

Cote de Texas said...

amazing makeover - it doesn't even look like the same house! just beautiful!!!!!!!

Amber said...

Sandra, I just love your house! And the floors are gorgeous...the perfect choice. They feel great on the feet, too.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sandra, those are some great looking floors now. I know you were thrilled to get rid of the carpet. Thanks so much for joining my party!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am inspired!
Great job.

dec0r8or said...

Sandra, those floors have to be the greatest transformation EVER. I can't believe vinyl can look that awesome! Gosh, remember your awesome stained cement floors? I just loved those too. You have a way with flooring, chica!

Velvet and Linen said...

Great transformation!
Vinyl. Who knew?

xo
Brooke

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh Sandra, what a difference that made! And I cannot take credit for that cloche. I saw Kimba (Soft Place to Land) do it, she saw some one else do it and so on and so forth. I had a lot of fun with it. I was all decorated for Christmas. One has a Nutcracker in it. I am about to decorate for Valentines. I think Roses... Beauty and the beast...

Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said...

Absolutely stunning!! I love the floor!!

KayEllen said...

Beautiful:)
Love your flooring and what a great fun area rug!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

KayEllen

SHURTER'S :) said...

Love it! What a difference! Thanks for stopping by my blog also. It's so nice when someone leaves you comment, then you can check out their blog also! Love you real estate pics. I love looking at other peoples houses! :)

The Berry's Patch said...

Those floors are gorgeous!!!! We did something similar in our last house. But the vinyl was a lighter color. If we did it again I would go with the same floors that you have. They are much richer looking.

Jen r. said...

Lovely! It's so inviting!

jenjen said...

Your room is beautiful. I can't believe the floor is vinyl -- it's so pretty! I love the rug too. Great job!

Thanks for letting me stop by!

Jen