Concrete floors

Ok, this last week has been a bit of a busy one. We had the downstairs floors polished. We…….well I say we…….Cole had been researching the best way to finish our floors. Stain, seal, wax or polish? Or a combination? We went with polish, it is supposed to have less upkeep and more durable? And I wanted to stay with the natural concrete color anyway. We found a very reputable guy about an hour away. He polishes floors for u-haul. Ha!!! Seriously the faces that people made when I told them our floor was going to look like Home Depot. 😳

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From the loft, it’s a bit darker than this…..the dust has settled a bit.

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Here is a close up, in the living room.

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This is the hallway from the master.

So we love it ❤️. We even love the cracks 😊

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Little C’s room.

The man who did it had never done a floor quite like this, he usually takes more off, to show a bit of the aggregate. We wanted to keep the “cream” as he called it. This way we keep a bit more color variations. And the swirls that were left when they were pouring the concrete. They went over the floors three times. With an 200 grit, then a 400, then an 800. They could have gone way shinier but this sheen is perfect for us.

I found these next two pictures on Pinterest. They look just like our floors. I am pretty sure both pictures are homes in the Netherlands.

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Loving it!!!!

Our wood for the upstairs floor came last week. We are going to give it a month to acclimate. So now I have to decide how I am going to finish that. Paint or wax or stain?????? Decisions!

Happy Saturday!!!
H😊

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Ceilings

Well I fear everyone is going to be sick of seeing my ceilings, but they are all done. Yay!!

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This is the master bedroom ceiling.

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The master bath ceiling (I think maybe my favorite, because it’s so close you can see the details in the old wood). The tub will be in front of the window.

2015/01/img_2142.jpgHallway looking from the master to the great room. It’s a very heavy looking ceiling….I wouldn’t have wanted it everywhere. But I like it here. This hallway will be a gallery for artwork that my Mother in law has painted.

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And the loft ceiling, I really like the lightness of this ceiling, we used the smaller rafter beams. I like how it carries the wood into that room.

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And a dance party, just because. 😊

Happy Tuesday ❤️
H