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How we refinished our original hardwood floors

How we refinished our original hardwood floors

Last fall we bought an old home. We’ve spent the past 8 months renovating it mostly ourselves. You’ve probably heard me talk about it (nonstop).

When we bought our home, all the original hardwood floors were covered. The kitchen was covered in layers of laminate flooring, the living room and dining room were carpeted in decades old carpet, and the entry was even covered in a more recently installed hardwood flooring. We had no idea if the original floors were any good. But we could not wait to find out.

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Why I 🖤 stain > paint

Why I 🖤 stain > paint

I've spent the last few years experimenting with stain to transform vintage pieces--and I love it! I hope to sway you to try out stain next time you want to revamp a wood piece. Read for 3 reasons that I 🖤 stain > paint. Plus get my tips + tricks for working with stain. 

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Top 10 Spaces from 2020

Top 10 Spaces from 2020

Another year is in the books! This year our vintage rugs were featured in lots of beautiful spaces. Here's a list of our top ten spaces from this crazy year. 

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How to Remove Wallpaper, Our Mail-Order House, and Big Changes for the Swoon Family

How to Remove Wallpaper, Our Mail-Order House, and Big Changes for the Swoon Family

Follow my 3 step process for removing wallpaper. This is my simple and proven guide for removing wallpaper. The key is patience with the prep work. Don’t skip out on the prep, otherwise peeling the wallpaper off will be so much harder than it has to be. 

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Studio Renovation

Our Studio Renovation

After 4 years of operating as an online rug shop, we made the leap into a physical space where we can exhibit our rapidly growing rug collections. Our new studio sits snug in the middle of a row of warehouses in the Southside of Columbus, OH. It was a true industrial space before we renovated it. We made many changes to convert it into the bright + airy showroom we wanted.

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E-design at Swoon

E-design at Swoon

We've always offered totally free rug recommendations and locally I've had fun layering in finishing touches to a space but in light of...

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