Interior love: wooden floors

interior wooden flooring

I have an obsession with floors. There I said it. To me the flooring in a house is the first thing I notice, it would probably sway me and be a deciding factor when looking at a house to live in. In fact when we were looking at houses to buy we tested the floors to see if it would be possible to expose the floorboards. For me my dream house would contain perfect condition original oak flooring throughout, that would magically stay clean of course! 

When we bought our house we knew that the living room and the upstairs all had floor boards, but being covered in horrible carpet we had no idea what condition they were in. We were determined to rip the carpets up as soon as possible (like the day we got the keys...) as we were desperate to see what they were like! They were in good condition but had unfortunately been stained a horrible dark brown which even after several goes with a floor sander didn't really come off so we decided to paint them white. Now I'm a fan of white floor boards just as much as natural ones, and in fact I think it really helps to lighten up the room, especially as our living room is fairly dark. 

Our hallway was another matter though and we decided to go for laminate flooring as it was covered in old stained and ugly tiles! We looked into lots of different options from real hard wood flooring to lacquered engineered flooring and finally settled on white to match the rest of the floors. 

I'm always dreaming about what we can do next to our house, and our list of jobs is never ending. We've still got to paint half the living room floor I'm ashamed to admit! So of course I'm always looking to pinterest for inspiration. 

As you can see I love anything clean and simple, bright and natural. 

Follow Abigail's board Home sweet home  on Pinterest.
Follow Abigail Oliver's board Home sweet home on Pinterest.



interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooringAll images via Pinterest

This is a collaborative post 

Interior love: wooden floors

interior wooden flooring

I have an obsession with floors. There I said it. To me the flooring in a house is the first thing I notice, it would probably sway me and be a deciding factor when looking at a house to live in. In fact when we were looking at houses to buy we tested the floors to see if it would be possible to expose the floorboards. For me my dream house would contain perfect condition original oak flooring throughout, that would magically stay clean of course! 

When we bought our house we knew that the living room and the upstairs all had floor boards, but being covered in horrible carpet we had no idea what condition they were in. We were determined to rip the carpets up as soon as possible (like the day we got the keys...) as we were desperate to see what they were like! They were in good condition but had unfortunately been stained a horrible dark brown which even after several goes with a floor sander didn't really come off so we decided to paint them white. Now I'm a fan of white floor boards just as much as natural ones, and in fact I think it really helps to lighten up the room, especially as our living room is fairly dark. 

Our hallway was another matter though and we decided to go for laminate flooring as it was covered in old stained and ugly tiles! We looked into lots of different options from real hard wood flooring to lacquered engineered flooring and finally settled on white to match the rest of the floors. 

I'm always dreaming about what we can do next to our house, and our list of jobs is never ending. We've still got to paint half the living room floor I'm ashamed to admit! So of course I'm always looking to pinterest for inspiration. 

As you can see I love anything clean and simple, bright and natural. 

Follow Abigail's board Home sweet home  on Pinterest.
Follow Abigail Oliver's board Home sweet home on Pinterest.



interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooring
interior wooden flooringAll images via Pinterest

This is a collaborative post 

big things


So for the past few months, well since before Christmas really things have been a little crazy over here. I've started a new job, we've both been working overtime and our free time has been spent looking for houses to buy. But I'm so excited to share with you, that we found a house (about the fourth we made an offer on!) and all is going through smoothly (fingers and toes doubly crossed!)

I know perhaps I shouldn't share until everything is 100% confirmed, but its been ages since we've known and I'm just too excited by it all to keep it in any more. 

We are so incredibly lucky to be in this position, with very generous family helping us, because let's face it, there would be absolutely no way we would be able to do this without it. Hopefully this new start will mean that things from now on will be a little smoother and stable, in terms of finance and planning into the future. Owning our own home has been a dream of ours for such a long time, and to be honest we never expected it to come true! Not this soon anyway! 

Sometimes I just can't believe the way my life has panned out. If you'd told me 5 years ago that by 27 I'd be married, with a child and about to own my first home, I would have laughed in your face and gallivanted away over the Welsh hills, but here I am. And here I'll stay...(let the storm rage on, the cold never bothered me anyway) Sorry, what?

So anyway, back to real life. I've been busy dreaming, planning and of course pinning my way to our future home. Even though we're not going to have tons of money to throw at the new house and make it into our dream home, I'm just so excited that we can decorate it exactly how we want, and plan for changes in the future. Because we can, because it will be ours! 

All I can think about are carpet free floors, white walls and lots of light. Our new house isn't huge, so we need to utilise space and light really well. Hopefully all we will need to do begin with is strip floors and walls and repaint and here's some my inspiration board on Pinterest: 

Follow Abigail Oliver's board Home sweet home on Pinterest.


But all I am really dreaming of is a new kitchen! We are going to be loosing a little bit of living space downstairs (but gaining a bedroom!) but the future plan is to extend out and create a lovely kitchen with a breakfast room which I would hope would be the main living space in the house. I've been lusting over big open spaces, with room for a large table, shelving for books, toys and crafts and lots of light. I would love to put in big roof windows such as these from VELUX online  to really make the most of the light and make it feel airy and big!)

I'm in love with this kitchen and living space from one of my all time favourite (and inspiring) blogs Junkaholique. I've also got a separate board on Pinterest just for all my kitchen lusting! 

Follow Abigail Oliver's board Kitchen love on Pinterest.



So there you have it, our big news. I'm so excited for the next few months, hoping everything goes well and ready to start making our first home. I can't wait to share our progress with you!



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big things


So for the past few months, well since before Christmas really things have been a little crazy over here. I've started a new job, we've both been working overtime and our free time has been spent looking for houses to buy. But I'm so excited to share with you, that we found a house (about the fourth we made an offer on!) and all is going through smoothly (fingers and toes doubly crossed!)

I know perhaps I shouldn't share until everything is 100% confirmed, but its been ages since we've known and I'm just too excited by it all to keep it in any more. 

We are so incredibly lucky to be in this position, with very generous family helping us, because let's face it, there would be absolutely no way we would be able to do this without it. Hopefully this new start will mean that things from now on will be a little smoother and stable, in terms of finance and planning into the future. Owning our own home has been a dream of ours for such a long time, and to be honest we never expected it to come true! Not this soon anyway! 

Sometimes I just can't believe the way my life has panned out. If you'd told me 5 years ago that by 27 I'd be married, with a child and about to own my first home, I would have laughed in your face and gallivanted away over the Welsh hills, but here I am. And here I'll stay...(let the storm rage on, the cold never bothered me anyway) Sorry, what?

So anyway, back to real life. I've been busy dreaming, planning and of course pinning my way to our future home. Even though we're not going to have tons of money to throw at the new house and make it into our dream home, I'm just so excited that we can decorate it exactly how we want, and plan for changes in the future. Because we can, because it will be ours! 

All I can think about are carpet free floors, white walls and lots of light. Our new house isn't huge, so we need to utilise space and light really well. Hopefully all we will need to do begin with is strip floors and walls and repaint and here's some my inspiration board on Pinterest: 

Follow Abigail Oliver's board Home sweet home on Pinterest.


But all I am really dreaming of is a new kitchen! We are going to be loosing a little bit of living space downstairs (but gaining a bedroom!) but the future plan is to extend out and create a lovely kitchen with a breakfast room which I would hope would be the main living space in the house. I've been lusting over big open spaces, with room for a large table, shelving for books, toys and crafts and lots of light. I would love to put in big roof windows such as these from VELUX online  to really make the most of the light and make it feel airy and big!)

I'm in love with this kitchen and living space from one of my all time favourite (and inspiring) blogs Junkaholique. I've also got a separate board on Pinterest just for all my kitchen lusting! 

Follow Abigail Oliver's board Kitchen love on Pinterest.



So there you have it, our big news. I'm so excited for the next few months, hoping everything goes well and ready to start making our first home. I can't wait to share our progress with you!



This post contains sponsored links