Finally.....The walls are whitewashed to look like faded barn wood.
The wide plank pine wood was put down, but a change was made with the paint for the floor.
ORIGINALLY I was going to paint the floor white. Hubby has this "thing" for wood floors, so I said I would white wash the pine so the grain of the wood could show through. After hubby put down the pine, I purchased milk paint which is supposed to be mixed equal parts water with equal parts powder.
The paint was thick, so for white washing, I added more water......the properties in the powder didn't stay mixed with the extra water, and the process turned into a big mess!
I did NOT like the way the floor looked, and washing it off, with more sanding turned into more of a mess!
Happily, I went back to my original idea to paint the pine white........
You cannot see the "planks", because the paint is "fresh"....eventually the boards will be more defined with daily foot traffic.
I will add one or two throw rugs when I find "just the right ones".
For now, the bare floors are looking good to me.
The walls and floor give the room more of a "cottage" feel, and I'm loving that!
I keep moving things around, and adding pieces, then removing things.
I'm sure it will take a few days before it feels "just right".
Hopefully.....it will all come together, and won't look too slap-stick.
Here's a look from the dining room.
(The dark corner is the pellet stove. Someday, that will be lighter, and brighter.....one thing at a time.)
It's time to be Outside!!!!