My son felt the need to "help" since it is his room! He started the project early by ripping out his carpet earlier in the week, so the "honey-do" project became a "must-do" project!
On Friday another friend came over to lend his expertise and nailer...so it went down fairly quickly. They even finished the detail work of putting on new baseboards. The next "project" in his room is a platform bed. We'll see how much energy "honey-do husband" has next weekend!
While the wood flooring project was going on, I kept myself out of the way and busy by changing the color of the shutters we use as a fireplace screen. Do you have a piece of furniture in your home that you've painted every color under the sun at one time or another?
These poor shutters started out stained, then I painted them red, which went really well with the "americana/folkart" family room in our last home. For this home, I painted them black to go with the "colonial/cottage" look...but black stays sooooo dusty! Especially standing next to the French doors. (Here are "before " and "after" photos)
So, I thought maybe cream would hide the dust a little more, and be a little more "cottage-y" than colonial. I think I may put an antique stain over them to give it more of an "aged" look.
But, they probably won't stay this color for long! (Oh, I see another "project" to put on the list, now that I see this photo! A tiled hearth would look really nice, hmmmmm???)