One thing that I loved about my old house was my wood floors. Twenty five years ago no one was putting wood floors in their houses in Florida. Mr. Amazing ended up ordering tons of pine tongue and groove boards and then installed them himself.
Don’t you just love his socks?
Twenty five years later I loved them as much as on the day we moved in.
Mr. Amazing offered to lay the floor in the new house, but I reminded myself that he is 25 years older…so I shopped…and shopped some more. I wanted something that looked like “real” wood. It needed it to look distressed…but not too ”manufactured” distressed. It needed to look casual…yet formal somehow. Oh..did I mention that it needed to feel good under bare feet?
The day the wood showed up Mr. Amazing thought to himself…wow I’m glad I don’t have to lay all of that wood.
I thought to myself….oh crap…did I get the right thing?
I didn’t sleep all night. The next morning…before the guys came to lay it…I went over and grabbed a pile of wood and started putting it down. My heart…and stomach felt better.
I am happy to report that I love how the wood looks…
The floor is made by AW group…it’s maple with a Kahlua finish. One of the things I like about the wood is that it is not real glossy. It isn’t what we had…there is no footprint of mine in it where I stood to long when I was staining…there are not scratches on the floor from one sister giving her little sister rides in the laundry basket. No it isn’t the same, but maybe my grandsons will add some memories into it for me.