Barndominium DIY Flooring


{“This blog post is sponsored by Select Surfaces and reflects my personal views and opinions on the products.”}


Flooring is the largest scale of surface in your home and picking the best type of flooring for your space depends on your budget, lifestyle and personal preference.


When we decided to self-build our barndominimum, we knew we wanted a quality flooring that could withstand the test of time! We loved the look of wood and wanted a product that was durable-with kids, pets and everyday life messes!  

There are so many choices when it comes to flooring: concrete, ceramic tile, hardwood, vinyl, engineered wood, laminate and more!


When we saw the Spill Defense Collection of flooring from Select Surfaces, at Sam’s Club, we were sold! The laminate planks in the Spill Defense Collection have a tighter seal, than regular laminates, making it spill resistant for up to 24 hours!! Perfect for families with kids and pets! The laminate planks also are low VOC’s and responsibly sourced from certified forests. REENGUARD Gold Certified to ensure healthy indoor air quality  Perfect for our family! We try to live as chemical free as we can!


The color choices are all beautiful which means there is something for everyone’s style! Our whole family fell in love with the Barnwood color!! Barnwood is a medium-toned wood color, with natural looking shade variations for an authentic barnwood look. Each plank also has natural looking texture and realistic saw marks that further lend to the authentic barnwood look. Everyone that visits our home, loves the flooring and asks if its real barn wood!



Before installing, we checked out the installation guide which is available on the Select Surface website Installation is SUPER easy!


Each plank comes with the foam backer attached- which means one less thing to install! Select Surface Flooring has an easy to install Speedloc system- no special tools needed to install it.

Just line up the tongue and groove portions and click, jiggle-wiggle into place. All you need to do is make cuts as needed to fit your space.



For the installation in our barndominium, we followed the steps below.

  • • Cleaned sub-flooring .
  • • Added baseboards .
  • • Painted & caulked baseboards.
  • • Install flooring per manufacturer’s instructions.
  • •Installed transition strips.




The Spill Defense Collection is easy, breezy to clean too! You can use a Norwex mop or a vacuum with a soft bristle brush attachment or a broom!


Select Surfaces has beautiful flooring with a warranty to stand behind their product! The Spill Defense Collection comes with a limited lifetime warranty for residential use.

It’s designed to resist fading from sunlight and UV rays. It also will resist moisture for up to 24 hours and is designed to not stain or wear through. The seams are also designed to not unlock under normal use conditions. I was surprised at how hard it is to scratch the flooring so it’s super durable for our family!


If you’ve been wanting to update your flooring in your home and are looking for a durable, spill resistant, easy to install flooring, be sure to check out the beautiful selection from Select Surfaces Flooring! Available at your local Sam’s Club!


As always, if y’all have any questions , please reach out! Come follow me on Instagram! We are self building and diy-ing on the daily!


Autumn Inspired Mantel with Kirklands

[This post contains sponspored links. The items featured and linked, in this post is povided by Kirklands; all opinions and reviews are my own.”]


Adding Autumn Inspiration:

I am in appreciation of Kirklands beautiful and bold fall florals this season! You will love their bright assortment of fall florals on display in your entryway , mantel or dining room. It is simple to add small fall florals to spaces throughout your home. I chose to use several fall bushes from Kirklands for my fall entry mantel.


 Kirklands Fall Florals: 

I knew I wanted to add our Pumpkin Patch sign with some of Kirklands stunning fall florals!!


The first floral piece that I started with was the Wildflower Bush, which is my main center piece for the fall florals. Its beautiful and bold , setting the tones for my fall colors in my home this season! The next two pieces are the Yellow Foam Berry Buds Bushes. The yellow compliments the Wildflower Bush, perfectly! I added each of those to eiter side of te Wildflower Bush. I also picked up two of The Flower Bar Green Bushes. They no longer have The Flower Bar Green Bushes but the Lemon Stem would make a great alternative! wanted some greenery to drape over the cedar mantel.


Kirklands Fall Pillows:

I knew I wanted to help welcome the crisp, cool days of fall into our home with a few of Kirklands fall pillows. You will love how their pillows will help add that autumnal touch to your entry, mantel or couch! Perfect for snuggling up with a soft blanket and a movie. Oh, and dont forget a cozy fire right beside the ones you love! My favorite time of year begins now with fall through Christmas. I love decorating our home for the fall season for our family to enjoy!


White Knit Pumpkin Pillows

The White Knit Pumpkin Pillows makes adding a few cozy fall accent pillows to your harvest collection, a festive autumn addition.  I love the pop of muted orange with the texture of the white knit pumpkin. Perfect for your entry, dining room chairs, couch or even your fireplace. Add a cozy fire and a few smores and your all set for the season!


Welcome To Our Pumpkin Patch Accent Pillow

The Welcome To Our Pumpkin Patch Accent Pillow is perfect for our fall entry mantel. I love that by adding a autumn accent pillow, how it brings a festive fall touch to any space! Hues of orange and cream with a featured embroidered border. The Welcome To Our Pumpkin Patch Accent Pillow ties in seemlessly with the our mantel’s orange fall tones, blending with all the fall florals. Muted oranges and yellows along with creams and a hint of green!


Plaid Pumpkins Stitched Accent Pillow

The Plaid Pumpkins Stitched Accent  Pillow just gives me all the fall feels, as it makes the perfect autumn addition to our fall pillows from Kirklands! With hues of gray, orange, red and green, it could be used in your autumn decor, throughout your home. Try it in your entry, your bedroom or your couch. 


Fall Entry Mantel Complete:

I am thankful to be enjoying these beautiful pieces in our home from Kirklands. They have decor to fit so many different styles and at great prices too! If you have any questions, please let me know! Which item is your favorite? Please let me know in the comments!


Refresh For Less Challenge with Kirklands

Refresh For Less Challenge with Kirklands

Refresh For Less Challenge with Kirklands

[This post contains sponsored links. The items featured and linked, in this post is provided by Kirklands; all opinions and reviews are my own.]



Challenge Deets:

Kirklands challenge was to buy four items under $100 to refresh a space in my home!

Challenge Accepted: Shopping Time

When I arrived at my local Kirklands, I made a quick loop around the store then decided to do a refreshed space in my kitchen!


Ceramic Script Cookie Jar:

Since our kitchen is a Farmhouse style with whites and woods, I knew that the Ceramic Script Cookie Jar would be perfect in my kitchen! Plus, it was only $19.99!! If your kids are like mine, from the adults to littles, our family loves homemade cookies! What a  perfect way to savor that freshness with this cookie jar!


Ceramic Vinegar and Oil Dispensers:

As soon as I saw the  Ceramic Vinegar and Oil Dispensers for $19.99. I knew they would be perfect us! We love vinegar and oil on our salads, as we eat them almost every day! The dispensers match the cookie jar with perfection!


Sansevieria Snake Plant: Farmhouse Black Checked Kitchen Towel:

I think my favorite find is the  Sansevieria Snake Plant for $29.99.  I love that it looks so real!! It has a silk finish on the leaves and it’s planted in a ceramic planter! This would look beautiful anywhere in your home, from the bathroom to a bedroom or the kitchen!


Farmhouse Black Checked Kitchen Towel:

The latest item I picked up for the challenge was the Farmhouse Black Checked Kitchen Towel  for $8.99. It is so cute and farmhouse shabby chic! You could hang it over the handle of your stove like I have or over your farmhouse sink!


Challenge Complete:

I enjoyed this Refresh For Less Challenge with Kirklands! All of my items were under $100!! Which item is your favorite? Let me know in comments! I hope you enjoyed stopping by!