Monday, August 25, 2008

What are we doing tonight?

Yes - we are still working on that kitchen! We are at the final big step. Tonight we tore out the yucky old vinyl flooring. I have hated this floor since we moved in and am not at all sorry to see it go. Bob rigged up a scraper and did the hard work of scraping it up, while I hauled pieces away and moved things as he got to them. What a messy job!


Here's the floor as it looks now. Beautiful, isn't it? Bob's going to do some sanding to it and is hoping to be putting the new floor in on Saturday.


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20 comments:

Mike Golch said...

well, every little step means you closer to the finish.

justabeachkat said...

It's hard work and a big mess, but just think of how gorgeous it will be when it's all finished. I'm so excited for you. Can't wait to see the finished kitchen.

Hugs!
Kat

PinkDaisyGirl said...

Woo hoo for you!

By the way, somehow I missed your Debbie M green bags post and just saw it a little bit ago. I have wanted to try those for so long and was too chicken to spend my money on them. (I seem to have the chicken/not brave enough them going lately). So I just have to give you a big fat thank you for trying these out and sharing your find with us. I am going to buy some of these SOON! I buy lots of produce, some of it organic so I don't fill up my little people with pesticides, and I hate for it to go bad at those prices. I try really hard, but sometimes it just can't be helped, so this will be a big money saver for us.

We can use them in the fridge or out of the fridge, right? I'm sure it says on the package, but since I don't have it yet, I'm asking. And of course this all relates to the kitchen post because it's food.

~ Kayren

Amy said...

Your kitchen is coming out great! I love how you and Bob work togeter - John and I are the same way. I look forward to seeing the completed floor!

linda said...

Big jobs are such a pain in the rear aren't they!?!

I'm sure the finished product will look great...I can't wait to see it!

Patti VZ said...

Looking good though... the light is at the end of the tunnel.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Can't wait to see the finished product! New flooring is so much fun!

Cheri said...

Yeah!! I'll give Mark the heads up for Saturday!

Terri said...

How exciting! Wasn't it fun to see that old floor go?

Melissa said...

I bet you're excited to be almost done!!

Diane said...

Been there, done that! It's such a mess but so worth it! It's amazing what a new floor will do to the look of a room! I'm looking forward to seeing the completed project!

Pat said...

Oh..that's a big job, one that's next for me. I'm anxious to see what kind of floor you put down. My cupboards are finished and look great..that paint is awesome. I'm putting everything back into their places today, what relief not to look for the silverware in another room!

Sandra said...

That's a huge job Mari but I'm sure in the end it's worth it. Your kitchen is looking so pretty already :)

Mary / Mariah said...

Oh do I know that mess . Doing things to our home was really something . You'll be so glad when it's done .
I enjoy your blog . Please stop in and pick up your Aword . Mary

Pennies In My Pocket said...

We pulled out the entire downstairs floor (1400 sq ft) when we bought this house. Its so ugly for a while, but its SO worth the time and mess! Can't wait to see your floors when they are done!

~melody~

Nancy said...

Oh that floor is beautiful. I think you should keep it...LOL

Cherdecor said...

It is so fun to redecorate and change things up a bit. I can hardly wait to see what kind of flooring is going to go down. Your kitchen is going to be beautiful!

Screaming Meme said...

Hey...Miss Mari~ I am working on floors too! We got the laminate wood flooring down...Now on to the tile! I can't wait to see what you put down!

Lynn said...

Can't wait to see the new one!

Rebekah said...

Nice floor. Wish mine was that pretty.

Seriouly, cant wait to see the new floor. Oh, and I tried your chicken crock pot recipe (the one with two cans of soup, carrots and potatos) Every one LOVED it. I shredded the chicken up and we ate it left over that way the next night. Still quite tasty