Black Painted Hardwood Floors

Black Painted Hardwood Floors

We recently put hardwood floors in our manufactured home and after doing so, I never felt like the color flowed well with the rest of our home. I have debated for some time lately if I should paint my hardwood floors. Should I paint my hardwood floors white? Should I paint my hardwood floors black? That was the thought that went through my mind a lot as I tried to make a choice. I finally settled on black.

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Double Wide Farmhouse Style Living Room Remodel

Hard to believe that we have lived in our manufactured home almost 4 years but we have. We have been slowly adding hardwood floors to our home as time and money allows.  I share these photos to show the current process we are in and how just some small changes can begin to make a huge difference in a home. No matter where you live or what you live in, you have the ability to make your home beautiful! 

double wide living room remodel

The above photo is what the fire place looked like when we moved into the home. It sat at an angle and took up so much space. So we knocked the wall down and moved it back about 3 feet. This made our living room 3 feet larger and our master bedroom 3 feet smaller. I have never been one to understand a huge master bedroom anyway. We simply sleep in there and I would rather have the space for our family and friends be larger in the living room.

double wide remodel

Last winter we put in a different wood stove that is much more efficient and as you can tell we still haven't finished the tile work. We are now in the process of laying white oak hardwood flooring that we purchased from Vermillion Flooring in Springfield MO.  Our flooring is 3/4" tongue and groove hardwood that is #3 grade. So what does #3 grade mean?  #3 common grade hardwood flooring shows more knots, mineral streaks, and color variety than other grades of hardwoodflooring and is often a more affordable choice. I personally wanted a rustic looking floor and this is a great choice for that. 

doublewide living room remodel

Don't you just love that faux brick finish from the previous owners? It was one of the first things that we changed by putting up real shiplap boards.

doublewide livingroom remodel

Several weeks ago we put all new windows throughout our home. We will now be able to trim around all the windows and begin the work on the ceilings and trim.

living room remodel in a double wide
double wide living room remodel

Fancy that tv stand? I am holding out for what I really want and so far I haven't found it. I really want a cabinet that can hide the tv and all of it's wires. I would love to find vintage but that seems to be near impossible within a great price range. 

doublewide livingroom remodel

The wall above is called the marriage wall in a double wide home. When the house is moved they have to pull it apart in two sections. This wall is the support wall and it is the one thing that I dislike about our home. It blocks the view of the kitchen and someday I want to have an actual beam put in and this will be removed. This will allow the kitchen, dining room and living room to be one big open space.

I am often asked would I do this process over again and my answer is yes I would. So many little pieces of our life story have fit perfectly with this home. We have no doubt we are where we are supposed to be. Do I get discouraged with how long the process is taking? Oh sure I do but I know that it is worth it. I can't wait to continue to update the process and share all the new details of the future with you! 

Drop Cloth Covered Couch Cover

A simple 15 minute project that completely updates your couch or sofa using drop cloth as a cover. This no sew project is an easy way to transform your space in a budget friendly way.

DIY Drop Cloth Covered Couch Cover | Cheap Way to Cover a Couch | Rocky Hedge Farm

No Sew Drop Cloth Couch Cover

There really isn't anything wrong with our couches. I just wanted a lighter look and didn't want to spend the several thousands of dollars to get one by purchasing new furniture. Nor did I want to buy slipcovers and have to hassle with getting them on and off especially with reclining couches. I purchased two packages of canvas drop cloth and came home to makeover my couch and loveseat.

DIY Cheap Drop Cloth Covered Couch Cover | Rocky Hedge Farm

How to Cover a Couch With Drop Cloth

I laid the drop cloth out on the couch and they centered it the best I could. Now here comes the real detailed part.....just start pushing it into the cushions on the couch until you have the look you want. I told you...real detailed right??

How to Cover a Couch and Sofa with Drop Cloth | Budget Friendly Cheap Couch Cover | Rocky Hedge Farm

Just keep working until you have it how you want it. It truly is easy so don't over think the situation.

This was such a super easy project that totally transformed the way the room looks. The best part is when they get dirty they can easily be taken off washed and dried, then put back on.

Easy DIY Couch Cover that is Cheap and Budge Friendly | Rocky Hedge Farm

Our family room is under going a big transformation with new hardwood floors and finally getting all the trim in place. Adding these super simple drop cloth couch covers was just a small project that made a big difference.

Cheap Drop Cloth Covered Couch Cover to Transform and Update Your Living Space | Rocky Hedge Farm

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Sarah Blankenship

Rocky Hedge Farm is a simple living blog sharing the journey of a family living in small town USA. A hang laundry on the line, cook from scratch kind of girl, living in a modular home that is being remodeled, Sarah writes about balancing life as a mother, wife, homemaker, and farm girl.

Located in rural Missouri, Sarah keeps the company of her husband, and four children. The days are filled with time spent in the garden, keeping house, working on DIY projects, checking on the bees, and spending time with her husband and their children.