**An aside about dog feet: we don't take vacations often, but when we do and we kennel Morgan, my heart aches for the echo-y sound of his little tippy toes tearing up our floors. Particularly the sounds he makes going down the stairs: tip tip tip tip tip tip tip tip tip WHOMP!**
Before I painted the floor, I spent a lot of time on my hands and knees caulking between the pine boards. I am SO GLAD I did - because I can only imagine what it would look like if I hadn't.
I'm also still really happy with the color. It's bright and cheery without being saccharine, and the muddiness of the color hides a lot of dirt (Dorset Gold by Benjamin Moore). So overall, I've really happy with the painted floor.
As always, I WELCOME your questions!