Monday, May 25, 2009

Floors

Yeah I know EXCITING topic, but that is what went on this weekend and what is going on NEXT weekend, much to none of our pleasure. My father absolutely HATES the linoleum that is on our kitchen through to our mud room, bathroom and it's hallway. So as it is

kinda looking realllllly crappy, well look:

It only took 2 1/2 days of ripping up the old linoleum, sanding the crap out of the floor and then cutting a pattern to cut the new linoleum out, and THEN gluing, rolling and letting it dry for 24 hours, and voila!! This is the floor of our half bathroom now! You never know how much you appreciate a toilet and your washer and dryer until they are gone for almost 3 days!!

Look how well it goes with the wall color and the counter top! We know color people!

And all that work was for a tiny bathroom. My Mom says if it weren't for the fact that we were doing the rest of the kitchen with a laminate flooring that SUPPOSEDLY clicks together and requires no glue, and that we are putting OVER the old linoleum, then we would be leaving the country and make Dad do it alone. Seriously I took a pic or two to show you how huge our kitchen is:

This is from ONE angle, down there in the back is a hallway that holds that lil bathroom and a mud room, that is also in the same linoleum that we have to redo.

This is the other part of our kitchen which is infron of the peninsula you can see the edge of in that first pic. Ignore the bra on the chair, lol!

But it is stressing us all out. Look at the amount of flooring we had to buy!

It is a pretty terracotta color and willl look pretty, but the fact that we have to stagger it in some weird way to match up seams, and that it has to be specially cut all over because of all the weird angles, etc that make up our kitchen, it is going to be a nightmare. And my Dad, if he gets angry...well...there isn't enough insulation in our house to keep us from hearing his wrath. It is like a guillotine hanging over our heads!!

See look at me, I have gone crazy, ignore the no make up and wet hair, look I have gone bonkers! And ignore that I am 2 1/2 weeks late on re-coloring myhair! Click on the picture, you can see the raving madness in my eyes!!!

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Sarah said...

Oooh, the floor is gorgeous! And so is that bra!! I can't wait to own a home so I could put pretty floors in.

Jillene said...

The floor looks GREAT!! And I wish my kitchen were that big!!

mama-face said...

I'm glad you pointed out the bra, I wouldn't have noticed it otherwise. You aren't going to tell us WHY you have a bra on your dining room chair?

My favorite kind of flooring is the kind that doesn't show dirt. Maybe I need a dirt floor.

Good job & good luck on the next project!

Sheri said...

I love home remodeling and decorating. I used to work at Pier 1 Imports and loved it. I also help out with a lot of stuff my parents do here, so it is cool. Good choice on the bathroom floor it goes well. :)

Kristina P. said...

I really like the new flooring!

Lee said...

The flooring looks great!
And I love seeing pics of you. We rarely do!

LadyStyx said...

The new flooring is gorgeous!

Tori_z said...

He might be really short tempered while doing it, and it might take him a while... But at least he's doing it. My Dad's not so good with the getting things done thing. Not too bad with keeping his patience, but terrible for buying things to do projects around the house and not doing the job (or starting it and not finishing it). But, of course, it's always someone else who's to blame for him not finishing the job.

They started painting the outside of their house about 8 years ago... They're only about half done (the job hasn't been touched for about 4 or more years... Yeah, it took them 4 years to get it half painted).

They brought a greenhouse when we moved in to the place (about 15 years ago). It's still in the packaging it came in.

You get the idea.

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