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  1. Marty said:

    Oh wow, they are all amazing. So much character and you are a genius to even dream all of these built-ins up.

    February 16, 2017
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    • said:

      Thank you so much Marty! We definitely love built ins here and still have more planned :).

      February 16, 2017
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  2. Dianne said:

    They are all great ideas! Love the built in bed, shelves and pallet desk!

    February 19, 2017
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    • said:

      Thank you so much Dianne!

      February 21, 2017
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  3. said:

    What beautiful ideas! I love being inspired by them!

    February 21, 2017
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    • said:

      Thank you so much Carolann!

      February 21, 2017
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  4. said:

    They are all very stunning. You have a gorgeous home.

    February 21, 2017
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    • said:

      Thank you Leanne!

      February 21, 2017
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  5. said:

    If I had to choose what I loved the most, I could not do it, because they are all fantastic. I love them all.

    February 21, 2017
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    • said:

      Thank you Ivory! We have been hard at work trying to add character back into our home and I appreciate those comments so much! Take care

      February 21, 2017
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  6. Love all of the touches that you have suggested! Your home is just stunning!

    February 22, 2017
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    • said:

      We have worked hard to fix up this house so I really appreciate that, thank you so much Sam!!!

      February 23, 2017
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  7. Lauren said:

    Hi Tara, I stumbled across your blog because I’ve been trying to weigh the pros and cons of doing wide pine floors. I live in an area with lots of historic homes and I love the wide pine floors! And yours look beautiful! I’m curious how yours are holding up after a couple years… is the wear and tear from kids giving them a nice patina or are they starting to look rough? If we go for the wide pine, we would do it the way you did… inexpensive boards from LL and install and finish them ourselves. Did you do any sort of sealant on the underside to prevent cupping?
    Thanks! Lauren

    April 17, 2018
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    • said:

      Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my blog Lauren! Overall we are really happy with the wide pine floors. Over time the stain has darkened and they look more and more like the old pine floors found in so many farmhouses around here. They were a lot of work to install but we love the look of the wide floor boards. The floors are in great shape and we haven’t had any problems with the kids being too hard on them in any way and have had no problems with cupping. We did not use any kind of sealant. The floors in the bedrooms and laundry room are still in great shape with only a few minor dings and scratches on them after 4+ years. However, I should mention that there is a spot in our hallway stairs that our crazy 3 year old dog jumps and races down that has left a few larger scratch marks on the boards from his nails. If you have an active dog in your home than it’s definitely something to consider. We plan on sanding the boards down in our hallway in a few years when he gets a little older :). Hope this helps with your questions, Tara

      April 17, 2018
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