Crafty (& Handy) Studio

Studio Floor, Finished

The studio looks good, even while empty! It’s amazing how much difference some molding can make – the new bamboo floor looks sharp.

Finished Bamboo Floor

Kim (Four Beds Two Baths) and Raya (The Paper Pony) are installing wood floors right now too… I’m looking forward to seeing their finished results!

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  • Kim
    October 11, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    I love it! And so very Pink Loves Brown inspired! What pink is that on the walls?

  • raya
    October 11, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    Very nice! We are debating whether or not to do it ourselves right now…720 sq. feet is a lot considering we also have to move the stove and refrigerator plus all the other furniture. And my 5 mo. pregnant self is not going to be much help! We’ll see, but I’m always inspired by how much you and your husband do and how quickly you get it done.

  • MelanieH1984
    October 11, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    i’ve been reading your blog for about a month now, and this is my first comment :) i just wanted to say how beautiful all your decorating work is! i absolutely love everything you do. the floors look amazing! :)

  • laure is at home at home
    October 12, 2007 at 12:17 am

    Nice! Love the pink with the dark brown. How did you have the patience, my god.

  • Tonia Conger
    October 12, 2007 at 8:51 am

    very pretty. you are such a good DIY person. I can barely make my own bed.

  • sumthings
    October 12, 2007 at 9:34 am

    wow! that looks wonderful!! great job! only a little bloodshed! ;)

  • stuffed
    October 12, 2007 at 11:48 am

    Love the colors.

  • drey
    October 12, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    the floors look so sharp, my fav colour for floorboards :) nice work!!

  • katiedid
    October 13, 2007 at 8:19 am

    Nice job! I need to take your example and get to work putting together all of the IKEA bookshelves I just bought for my studio.

  • Jessie
    October 15, 2007 at 6:00 am

    WOW!!!! I bet you can’t wait to put all your stuff in now!!!! I love the trim,…I hope we have trim in our house someday. lol

  • Sommer
    October 15, 2007 at 8:01 am

    That looks really beautiful. We put flooring in our basement this summer and I think everyone should do it. It looks so nice. We still have to put our trim on but I hope it looks half as nice as yours.

  • Laura
    October 15, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    Looks amazing, I love the dark wood!

    By the way, I was so excited when I found out you are in Oak Park! I’m in the area going to school to River Forest. :)

  • Amy
    October 16, 2007 at 6:47 am

    it looks great, Nicole!

  • Olivia Carter
    October 16, 2007 at 10:01 am

    Oh my goodness! I am in LOVE with that dark brown floor against the pink wall- oh the molding is just beautiful! I am saving this picture and someday I’ll do something like this- its just too lovely!

  • Ellen
    October 17, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    It looks lovely and very professional. Great job!

  • Jenn Ski
    October 21, 2007 at 7:54 am

    I love your floors!

  • Liz
    April 10, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Been a lurker for about 1 month now. Just looking through your archives and love the floor! What type of shoe molding did you use it looks awesome!

  • val
    May 18, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    just happened upon your blog. what a great find!
    will you email the name of the paint you did in your studio! please!!
    thanks in advance.

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    October 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm

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