As we sanded them down and went to refinish, we discovered they weren't quite as nice as originally thought. There were a couple black stains and some sanding issues from a previous attempt. Consequently, we chose a darker stain to cover the imperfections, and after a single coat in a closet we thought it would be perfect. As you can see, however, the floors now are BLACK.
Redoing them isn't really an option right now, and won't be for a while. Any suggestions on colors for the walls that would bring this all together in a fun and cozy way? We aren't looking for something formal or dark, and were thinking *possibly* a rich blue and red combination of some sort. I don't really trust my own instinct, though, after how the floors turned out...help, please?!
Also, I noticed on a lot of the posts that it says people need more information regarding one's own sense of style. He is a graduate student, and I'm working at a non-profit, so our sense is...cheap! Vintage (aka thrift store, not high-end antique shops...someday. sigh) and hand me downs mostly, along with some art work from travels in South America and Africa. The problem is, we want to create a style in this new home and save up for nice furniture, and it seems like before we can buy anything we have to come up a color scheme or idea...
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