Monday, October 16, 2017

New floors, walls painted in my Happy Room


Here is the new flooring in tones of grey with some tan. It was put in Oct. 4 and Oct. 5. This is the biggest home improvement project I had done this year and the first big project without my husband.
Here are photos of the one wall my older son painted yellow for me on Saturday, and here are the new birds curtains. The other 3 walls he also freshly painted white, not a harsh white, more subtle. The yellow caused me to name this My Happy Room. I used Valspar "Summer Blonde" from Ace for the yellow paint.


Above is the sealant  which is white, plus the moisture barrier on top of the old floor and a bit of the new floating floor being added. Below is a large area of the sealant covering the old floor, as it dries it goes from grey to white.





Below is the old discolored floor, which looked gorgeous 30 years ago when we had our house addition built.

I am very happy with the change and hope this new floor lasts for a long time, decades in fact. I bought new curtains for this area, for 2 patio sliding glass doors and one long window, and my older son is painting the walls "slipper satin" in two rooms, with one wall in each room "summer blonde", which is a pale cheerful yellow for my "happy room."

30 comments:

Aritha said...

Very nice, I love the sunny yellow! But also the other colors. What shall that be a happy room :-)

Sandi said...

Nice!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Pretty - I've been eying some bid curtain on Amazon as well.

Frugal in Essex Tania said...

Looks really good.

Janneke said...

Lovely 'Happy Room' with the wonderful bird curtains. I also like your floors, you really will be satisfied when it's all finished. Good job.

only slightly confused said...

What a lovely improvement. We all need a 'happy room'.

justjill said...

Lovely!! The grey floor is similar to mine, very calming.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You've been busy! Your new floor is oh so lovely and your happy room, looks happy.

Enjoy!

Have a great week dear Terra ~ FlowerLady

donna baker said...

Oh Terra, I love those floors. In fact, as soon as I can afford it, I am going to put down gray wood floors. So let me ask, were you able to put the new flooring over the old tile? I too am a bird lover and have bird curtains in my bedroom. Only thing wrong, is having to wait till it was all done. Hope it wasn't too long.

liparifam said...

Very nice! I know you will enjoy your fresh and cheerful new surroundings, especially the happy room!

Mari said...

It looks very nice. I love that flooring!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love your new flooring. Colors that will go with so much.
Your room is very happy.
deb

Linda said...

How exciting!!! Everything looks great and how blessed to have a son do the painting for you!

Cheapchick said...

I absolutely love your new floors - very nice choice

xinex said...

Love the floors, Terra! Good choice!....Christine

Blondie's Journal said...

The new floor is very much like the floor we now have in the kitchen and mudroom at the lake!!! Great minds think alike!

I love the cheery yellow. It is a Happy Color. My family room is a very pale butter yellow. Again, great minds!

I have just stared to do a few things here and there without asking hubby first. I wish I had done that long ago, but as a stay at home mom, not bringing home the bacon, I felt I needed permission. He is now spread so thin, the only way we get anything done is if I move forward. He's not always happy with the reversal of roles, but it's working. I know you are in a totally different situation, it can't be easy. But as a woman alone, as you move on, you might feel a bit lighter and confident as you make decisions on your own. You are so brave!

Jane x

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Love your new floor and sunny yellow wall! Yes, that would make me happy too! Are you putting the new floor (and is it laminate or wood or vinyl) over old vinyl or tile? (It looks like tile, but I'd think you'd have to remove tile first?) Just wondering, as we are getting ready to do some more floors in the future too. I am so happy for you. Nothing like home improvements to lift our spirits!! Enjoy your new "home"!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Nothing like new floors and paint to put a smile on our faces. Happy room indeed. Now your are giving me the bug.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

The new floor looks great and I love the sunny yellow for your happy room. A home update can do wonders for the spirit. Enjoy!

Terra said...

Pamela asked, and others might have the same questions: the new flooring is vinyl floating floor so it goes on top of any existing floor, with no glue, the pieces snap together. Two sliding closet doors and two other doors needed to be removed and cut shorter, as the floating floor will slightly raise the height of the floor and interferes with some doors opening. That is not a big deal, the flooring contractor did it. My new floors look just like wood and will not be water damaged like our wood kitchen floor when the dishwasher leaked.

Juhli said...

Lovely changes and the bird print is charming and cheerful.

Annesphamily said...

Very nice flooring! So easy to care for! I love that idea! I have been wanting to come by and I start out checking blogs and life gets in the way. Thank you for the nice comment at my blog. I hope you will check the previous post there, I am not tech savvy but am having a giveaway. I have a new blog too but the comments come up and disappear. It is maddening so I did the giveaway at my original blog. I would love for you to stop by and join the giveaway. I will be catching up with you Terra, thank you. Have a great week! HUGS

Denise inVA said...

Your new flooring looks lovely. Something I would like to do in our house but it's a bit down on the priority list right now. One day :) I have enjoyed seeing what you have been doing, it all looks super nice and those decorative touches too.

Donna said...

I can see why you call it your Happy Room! I love your bird curtains and your gray flooring!

Weekend-Windup said...

New flooring looks good and beautiful wall coloring:)

Joyful said...

Wow! You did the flooring yourself? It's beautiful. I need to do the same but don't have the confidence or energy to do it myself. so it's a some day "to do". I do love your curtains too. The birds on them are very pretty.

Kim Standard said...

These floors are beautiful! Yall did a great job

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Ann said...

The new floors look great, I love the happy room. The yellow and birds brighten up the space. thanks for coming by my quaking post--yes I screamed.
Ann

Little Penpen said...

Oh goodness! I love the floors. My cousin had a yellow bedroom in her house that she also called the happy room!