Of course I don't have a picture of the rug before the demo started (see the small piece in the corner?), but here is a shot while in the mist of the demo.
Notice the old layout of the room? A small closet once was in the middle of the room? Yikes!
The walls are still not painted in this picture, but the back of the bookcases are complete!
For the floors, the hubby and I decided on a dark, slightly weathered look. Since the room is on a concrete foundation we had to go with an engineered wood. Our choice for floors - A dark, slightly distressed Birch. Isn't she purty??
The hubby also decided that he wanted to lay the floors down on an angle. I never saw this done at the time but trusted him completely. Am I ever glad he did.
While in mist of the demo I decided to paint the walls (Sharkey Grey by Martha). I love the color combo with the rich dark navy blue (Rogue Blue Valspar) I picked for the backs of the bookcases.
Bookcases during (notice the contrasting paints)
The fireplace tiles (minus the molding)
The front door (minus the molding)
Since we completed this project, the door has been repainted. It is now a gorgeous shade of yellow (Hazy Dawn Valspar). I am loving the color combo that came together for this room. Greyish walls, yellow door and navy blue accents.
Here a few more shots of the new floors.
a picture with flash (at night)
The room still needs a rug, pillows, curtains, artwork etc. but the floors are done and that makes me so so happy.