Wednesday, July 11, 2012

{sigh...} love a white painted floor...

I am working on a new little project...and I find myself obsessed with 2 things this morning. 

White Paint + Wood Floors

I went searching Pinterest for inspiration, and just had to share some of these beautiful images. 


Love those floors, but that desk, the chairs and the lighting aren't so bad, either!

Everything just seems to 'pop' against a white floor...

I have so much love for the old, rustic wood...

I love the gaps...and the cracks...

The imperfections are so beautiful...

So very European...yet so American the same time. 

And just because this one is my favorite...I'm showing it to you again. 


So there you have it. In case you ever wondered how I spend my Wednesday mornings. I am doing laundry, dragging stuff out for a garage sale, cleaning my kitchen and dreaming of painted wood floors. My crazy mind just works like that. Everything all jumbled up in there at once! 

Oh, and if you are looking to shop this weekend...Tattered Tiques in Lake Barrington is open this weekend! They will be open Thuesday thru Saturday from 10-3. I brought some new goodies in last week, so stop out and take a peek!


  1. My mind works the same way! Between household chores, kids and all the inspirational ideas I see online, I can't seem to sleep at night! Sometimes 24 hours in a day just isn't enough :)

  2. I love the look of a white painted floor, too.. but it would never work for me. My dogs are always in and out, and even with a wood floor, you can still see footprints when there's any type of moisture. They do look dreamy, though!

  3. Great inspiration!Love those painted wood floors.I would LOVE to do that in my home.But not gonna happen.I was lucky to talk my husband into painting my cabinets.I don't want to push it LOL.But a girl can ~~dream~~.

  4. Loving those white floors too! Garage sale??? Girl, when are you gonna find the time for that?
    I SO need to have one but can't muster up the energy/drive/courage to go through with it! :)

  5. Oh I am in love with that first photo!!~ Gorgeous inspiration!
    Hope you have a beautiful day.

  6. I love every photo, but the first photo is by far my fave...the designer, Atlanta Bartlett is one of my fave designers, if you like that photo, then be sure to check out the rest of her work....AMAZING! Wishing you a lovely week, Xo, Ashley

  7. I too am in love with white floors! So much so that my husband and I have painted the floors in 4 rooms of our house! It's sooo easy to live with and lightens everything up beautifully. Not to mention a great back drop for taking photos of all my finished projects! Kate x

  8. I love white floors. i have friends who say they are just dirty all the time but i might just be obnoxious enough to have to prove it to myself that they can be kept clean. I love the old floors with the cracks and gaps too but my hubby doesn't:(

  9. I love the look but with only half our basement stairs painted white (and boys and a shedding chocolate Lab) there is no way on earth I would be able to live with them. I can keep those 6 little stairs clean, but the dog hair just never stops :)

  10. LOVE the painted floors... I have painted wood floors and I love them... gaps, imperfections and all! However, mine are a "mud brown" and a "khaki"... mostly the mud brown since I have 2 labs and a husband who seems to think if he tiptoes in dirty shoes I won't know he wore them inside :)


  11. Your favorite shot above-I pinned that a while back. I love white floors and want to do it, but we have 9inch wooden tile instead of hardwood and I am having a hard time seeing it. Great inspiration shots!

  12. Okay, I think you just convinced me to paint our hardwood floors upstairs white. :)

  13. I love to look at them, but I wonder if I'd love to live with them? I guess in an old, perfect farmhouse, I could get used to it!

  14. Your favorite is my favorite,too!!It's just Paul Massey !!And I also love Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote !!!They do wonderful work!
    White wood floors are georgeus !!!

  15. We have just such wood floors in our 1857 farm.
    We painted them a buttercup fur blends just a bit better with that color for us (smile).

  16. We have an amazing bedroom (well, it has amazing potential) and one day I hope to paint these floors white!! The wood is from an old grain elevator in Texas and while they are fabulous, they are also an orangey brown. {insert wrinkled nose here}

  17. I so wanted to paint the floor in my pink room. My husband had a fit! He absolutely refused to let me doit. He said that is one thing I would NOT paint White!

  18. Love those white floors!! Fabulous!!!

  19. I love white painted floors as well. The pic that you featured twice is my favorite also. Stunning! One day, maybe :)


  20. ... just found you, looking forward to diving in!! Secretly I am a little urban farm girl myself :)

  21. Hi Mary~~ I suggested painting our hard wood white and my husband quickly gave me the NO WAY!!!! I guess I just have to enjoy pretty pics like these. Hope you do it...
    Have a great day!

  22. Oh I love that look....did our bedroom floor and would love to do the rest(old wide pine planks) but I would have to kill my husband first cause he would kill me if I did it....mmmmmmmm let me think about that.....anyway love the pics. x0

  23. I LOOOOVE white wood floors! This is at the very top of my dream-house-if-I-had-a-zillion-dollars list. Stunning!

  24. Hey Farmgirl!
    Love all these inspiration pics. They are all so dreamy! I have always wanted white painted floors. Maybe someday in my pretend cottage. I can't wait to see what you do with your room. Love that couch! See you soon.

  25. Okay I always look SO forward to your pins. I love looking at them. :)

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  28. The kitchen you adore is featured in a lovely cooking show called 'The Delicious Miss Dahl' (author Roald Dahl's granddaughter). They've altered it for the show, and it has gorgeous green wallpaper which creates a more cozy atmosphere. You can find clips of it on youtube. I highly recommend it!

  29. love all the pics{even the one posted twice! ;) }
    we all have a zillion ideas going in our heads at once.....
    {my husband says please one project at a time--}

  30. i wonder if the hubby would let me paint our bedroom floor? it would look so great! have a nice weekend!! susan

  31. Ooooo, I've been toying around with the idea of painting ours white....I just love them!

  32. I love a white painted floor too, there is just something about it! I am making a nursery in our beach cottage for our baby boy due in 6 weeks and I tore out the flooring, exposed REALLY old hardwood planks and painted them white. I'm doing the walls in white bead board and am very excited about the soothing all white nursery. Did I mention this room is six feet by six feet? Gotta love an old cottage!

  33. These white floors are INSPIRING! I have aweful wood floors that have been sanded and resanded, and "bleached" (by a previous owner) and they are hideous. However... this paint idea might be just what the Doctor ordered! It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing! <3

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