Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hardwood Magic... Vintage Apartment


So, this is how they turned out... you may remember the BEFORE we started with in this little vintage apartment.  I apologize for the darkness... it is GRAY and gloomy here folks!!


After sanding and staining... There is NO FLOORING as beautiful as an original hardwood, in my book. 

Oh, if these floors could talk.  ;)


We finished up the final details on this one yesterday... And, hope she gets the perfect tenant soon.


Original vintage tile flooring, tub and pedestal sink...


We did cave to the requests of the downstairs tenant and carpet the bedroom of this unit for quietness (should have vacuumed before this photo. we trampled it pretty good hanging new blinds).


We used Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray throughout and white for all the woodwork.  Still has the original sink and cabinets... The range will be replaced this week and that ceiling fan/fixture really needs to be swapped out.... probably next time.  Sometimes, you have to space out the improvements... there is a bottom to the budget!!  ;)

Now, back to taxes!!!  Arrggghhhh....

blessings ~ tanna

33 comments:

steph said...

what a dollhouse of a place!!! Bet it's already rented!!!

Jan Tanis said...

What a beauty of an apartment. I love the floors and all the original pieces you kept! If I could, I'd rent it in a ♥Beat!

Hugs,
Jan

Linda said...

How cute is that place?
Must be fun fixing up, and renting them...
Those floors are gorgeous!
Hope for "nice" renters!
Enjoy your day!
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Betsy Brock said...

So full of charm! Love it! Hopefully the new tenants won't have a pool party on the living room floor. ha.

Susan Sevig said...

What a charming place to call home. The floors are beautiful.

La Table De Nana said...

It's a darling place Tanna!

From the Kitchen said...

I could easily call that vintage apartment home. Who wouldn't like "agreeable gray" on their walls?

Best,
Bonnie

Kerin said...

Cute place! I am certain that some kind person will be happy to have that little place to call home :)

I do love hardwood floors!!
I just polished up my hardwood floors in my kitchen, this past week. Sure puts a smile on my face to see that floor gleaming!

Karen Schurr said...

Such a beautiful job with the floors. Everything looks fresh and homey. Thanks for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

just a beautiful place!!!

California Girl said...

Tanna, just sent the link to your post to the hubby. We are looking for ideas to remodel his mother's side of our farm house. Love that kitchen and my husband is a Sherwin Williams devotee. He spent $10k painting the exterior of our 2 story home 3 yrs ago using their top grade exterior paint (IDK the name) that they guarantee for as long as you live in the house.

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

The apartment turned out adorable!! Love the floors and the kitchen. What a lucky person to rent from you. So cute, wish I knew someone to rent it. It's wonderful!!

Melissa ~ twoknitwit said...

I'd love you for a landlord, Tanna :)

oh what fun!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The floor is amazing. We had Oak floors in our first house and I loved them. We refinished them and always ALWAYS had compliments when anyone would come over.

Laurie said...

What a transformation in the floors! They look gorgeous. And y'all did a great job on the rest of the apartment too. I'm sure the new tenants will have love it.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

The floor looks stunning! The kitchen colour is great too! Lucky tenants!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a beautiful place! And lucky, lucky tenant-to-be!

Shug said...

How adorable.....The floors are so nice and I must agree...the old hardwood floors just can't be beat. This is going to make someone a great little home....Wonderful job..

podso said...

Would you have shown this before your most recent tenants moved in? It looks familiar to me, or maybe all those Old Girls are similar looking. Anyway, I love how you keep them vintage. The floors are so beautiful.

Amy at love made my home said...

The floors turned out really beautifully didn't they! I think that carpet is nice in the bedroom as it is cosy to walk on isn't it! xx

Nonna Rose said...

Love it.....the floors look great ! The entire unit has such character. Best of luck on getting good tennants.

Annette T. said...

What an adorable apt. The floors came out so nice. I had renters for 21 yrs in a house, certainly is an experience, isn't it? Here's hoping you get the nicest of renters.

Margaret Adamson said...

it certainly turned out wonderful. Love the flooring.

OtterBlumn said...

I LOVE how you've restored these old girls to their former glory!!! Such personality!

karen said...

gorgeous, look at that shine!! I wish you could come to my house and do it over :) I guess I could do it but having you do all the thinking would be less thinking for me!!

Cranberry Morning said...

It looks gorgeous. Love the white kitchen and always love hardwood floors.

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, It turned out lovely. It all looks beautiful. xoxo Catherine

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It's lovely. The first home I bought with my ex-husband was a small 950 square foot home in Georgia. We pulled up carpet and redid hardwood floors. Love them so much. Hugs, Tammy

Tricia Buice said...

Outstanding job on those floors! They are gorgeous. Very nice apartment ready for someone to love!

Janette Wright said...

This is just wonderful. I think I could downsize if I could live in one of these..just beautiful.

Amanda said...

Hello, Lovely. I could envision so many wonderful ways to make you home.

So s-ute, as Roo would say. ;-) Love you.

Dewena said...

Lucky new tenant to be able to live in this charmer. The floors are fabulous!

Taxes, not so fabulous, are they? I finally got our corp tax info all together and handed them over to our accountant. So good to have that checked off my list now. Hope you finish yours soon!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love those floors and oh, the original floor and fixtures in the bath are wonderful. Lucky tenant.

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