9 October

the good

We have finally finished our kitchen floors!!

They are absolutely beautiful. 

Oh my goodness was it a lot of work!

We stripped off the ugliest red tiles known to man

I have absolutely no idea what they were made of

but I can tell you that I think they were on the floor

when The Honeymooners came out on TV!

Under that was a layer of plywood subfloor

with about a gizzillion nails in it

and under that....another layer of linoleum flooring

and some kind of nasty glue!

Then we had to remove the fridge, stove, washer, dryer,

even the cabinet from the wall!

Even all the dishes, silverware, and all things from everywhere.

Our kitchen was empty for 2 weeks!

It was torture!

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the fun

putting it all back together was my kind of fun!

Well...not so much the fridge or the washing machine or the stove.

They are heavy and we did them one a night after work.

It was hard and my husband scratched the new floor

when he did the fridge by himself...

that wasn't so fun.

But, then I got to put the hutch back

and all the decorating....

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the random

I picked up this old plant stand table

that a previous tenant left in an apartment I once lived in.

The color is fabulous

I put a few books, an old lamp, a pumpkin candle,

and a pipe that looks like something

Bilbo Baggins would have smoked.

Make it Pretty Monday 



  1. Congrats on getting it all completed to your satisfaction. It looks great indeed, warm greetings!

  2. You moved a fridge! That impresses me more than this beautiful floor, which is quite impressive!

  3. You must have such a sense of accomplishment after that project. I'm picturing warm and peaceful times there through the fall and winter.

  4. All your hard work on your floor paid off big time! The new floor is beautiful! Gutting a room is a pain, but putting it all back together again is so much fun. I know you're relieved to have it done. Now you can enjoy your "new" space!

  5. Your floors looks wonderful, and you have a charming kitchen. It's cozy and welcoming. : )


  6. New flooring is a tremendous amount of work, but it truly will pay off in the years to come as you enjoy it! Your little plant stand is darling :)

  7. Your floors are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Sunday from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's Showcase. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/sunday-showcase-make-pretty-monday-8-23/ Have a beautiful week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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