FINISHED WOOD FLOORS IN THE GUEST ROOM

August 2, 2016

The number of rooms we have to finish wood flooring on continue to dwindle! (Only two!) The guest room may have been one of the most fun to complete yet because with upheaving everything, a rearrange and purge was prompted that has made the room just a bit nicer.

After the landing dragged on and on, the guest room by comparison was easy to bang out in 5 work days – four weeknights and one full Saturday. (To give you a frame of reference, these two photos are facing opposite directions in the room.) Before and afters, I am obsessed with them.

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The guest room has been the catch all for little decor accessories that I liked but did not have a planned place for. (That closet was stuffed with them.) After living in our house for a year, I have a stronger vision for most spaces and can better edit the things we have. Some pieces I like, but they just are not right for our house and I will never love using them, so I finally had the resolve to get rid of them.

Second, David suggested we put the bed on a different wall which was a significant improvement. My reason for placing it on the window wall had been so there would be space for a dresser. But, we do not have a dresser in here now, so there is no use keeping it that way. Plus, if or when we get a dresser I am open to just popping it in the closet; there is definitely room.

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The red and black rug is back, I know. It is ironic that it would appear in a post where I talk about finally getting rid of things I do not like! It has forced me to honestly face the question that has haunted mankind of centuries, is a bad rug better than no rug? I guess my temporary answer is yes since I wanted to put this in here just for it to feel a little softer for some guests coming next week.

For finishing up wood floors, I really have my projections down which makes it easier to visualize how the rest of the install will wrap up. After so many rows, you get a pretty good handle on how many boxes of floors each room will need and how long the demo and install process really (realistically!) takes.

With that knowledge, I calculated we will need 25 boxes for the last two rooms (the kids’ bedrooms). We have 27 boxes left. Not too much room for error! It would be ideal to have some extras at the end too for future damages and repairs too.

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Comments

  • Chris

    Oh my goodness – are you seriously going to paint over all the black in the living room? It really does make a strong statement. I can’t imagine how difficult it will be to change the color…yikes! I kind of like that it’s so different. Of course, it is your space and you have to feel comfortable in it. Have a great weekend.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Who knows! I change my mind pretty often. So I would definitely be cautious to make a big change.

  • Mary Margaret

    That looks so cute!!! I love how guestrooms let you breathe new life into hand-me-downs from other rooms.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes, totally!

  • this room looks the most finished out of all of the rooms in the house. how does this feel? i agree with your rug conundrum but think that the dark colors of the side table and bed mute the red and i actually like it. Is the bed-frame new? Is the ceiling in the family room black yet?

    • Rachel Schultz

      ha. it looks the most finished because its just a catch all! the bed frame is our old one that was in our master when the queen was in there. I may abandon black all together. OY

      <3

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