There’s our little shed.
That we hardly ever use and is relatively empty–which is comical, because our garage is packed!
And in that shed, we found 5 boxes of laminate flooring. The same flooring that is used throughout the first floor of our home–which seemed like a probable solution for the studio.
The only issue is, there is just under 80 sq feet of the flooring and we need about 100 sq feet. Oh, AND the flooring is discontinued. Also, we don’t really like the laminate. Eventually we want to replace the flooring in our house, but we’re not in a position to do that now. So, after a long discussion about what to do–get flooring we really like and hope it’s still available when we replace the rest of our flooring down the road, or spend a little bit of money to get just one more box of hopefully a good matching laminate–we decided to see if we can find a good match first. Of course we’ll keep you posted on our hunt. What would you do?
In the meantime, we’ll be back tomorrow with photos of our new painted ceiling. Chris will be picking up the paint after work, so whichever paint color is ahead at 5pm MST will be our winner (cast your vote here if you haven’t already–it’s close!). And, we will have area rug choices for you tomorrow to vote on–who’s excited?!
P.S. While you’re in the voting mood, don’t forget to vote for our Exterior Melodrama right here.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, failures, wins. We’ve done a lot of projects, and they’re all here.
We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen.
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We’re welcoming fall by lighting up the evenings with the glow of our fire pit. In Idaho, fire pits were more of a summer evening event. Fall was too cold to be out in the evening without being bundled with a coat and blanket. It’s magically different here, and the subtle crisp evenings are just […]
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