We have been considering relocating for about 2 years and finally made the decision that we were going to make the move if we found the right opportunity. So, we sold our house, moved our stuff into storage and waited for the right opportunity. (That’s how it always is, isn’t it!!) Meanwhile, we still had some amazing projects to work on in Springfield.
The next home we worked on with our designer friend at A Well Ordered Home. This project involved refinishing the wood floors from an old fashioned high gloss fruitwood color, removing a door to open the sunroom up to the rest of the house, putting in new door hardware and updating the trim, door and wall paint throughout the house.
We started by removing the door to the sunroom, found wood to match the old floor at our supplier and placed it where the door previously was to make it seem like it was always there and refinished it with the rest.
The floors were then sanded and in really good shape except a few very small areas that needed some work. We looked at several options for the floor color. We wanted a rich color that would still match with the existing wood on the staircase but different enough that it matched the new style of the home. Nutmeg was the winner!
While the crew was working on staining the floors we were able to get away on our summer vacation up to Buffalo, NY. The kids had so much fun with their cousins, we were refreshed being by the water and we realized that where we started our life together was calling us back. So we started looking at options and evaluating what we would need to make the move.
When we returned to Springfield the floors were finished and absolutely beautiful.
The largest portion of the project was painting every surface of walls, trim and doors throughout the home. We used Sherwin Williams Repose Gray for all walls and Sherwin Williams Alabaster for all the trim and doors.
The last part of the project was rehanging all doors with new Kwikset antique bronze hardware.
What a transformation! This home went from blue walls with yellowed trim and outdated flooring to fresh and new in weeks.
While we wait to see where our NY adventures will take us we will just keep making homes beautiful in Springfield.