Tuesday, December 13, 2011

hello, floor.

Nice to meet you, O Beautiful Not-Concrete-Or-Vinyl Floor. And hello to you swell people. I've been blogging less lately for a number of reasons:
  1.  Mostly everything I'm presently (ha ha) making can't be shared because it will spoil the surprise for the giftees. I am making some sharable things, but gifts take precedence.
  2. I've been having a bit of a row with my new Mac Mini (now fixed, thanks Schmoopie dear), but now my elderly G5 looks like it might be tanking before I have transferred everything over. I think it might be angry with me.
  3. I've been on a little trip. I went to visit my BFF in Mandeville. I crashed her lovely Christmas ornament craft party and hung out with her. And I forgot to take pictures. So you'll have to use your imagination to see her beautiful home and Christmas decor. Make it really stunning, with handmade tree skirt and lovely woodland ornaments.

Back to the new kitchen floor. Oh, how I love it. My ever handy husband and my wonderful brother-in-law (we owe you BIG, Robby) installed it while I was away. We still need to put down the quarter round and finish the edges near the carpets, but we are getting close. Then hopefully we can get the trim work done under our countertops and the big stuff will be done.

I just received my timely January issue of Living that focuses on kitchen redos. I have a Pinterest board for my kitchen decor ideas, if you are interested in that sort of thing. Part of my Pinterest board has actually come to life:

This picture is for you, Robyn. Thank you soooo much for Mr. Winky on the left there. This row of owls brings some color onto the countertops and just makes me so happy every time I go through the kitchen. My kids have pronounced them way cooler that the previous boring non-avian canisters. I have had to school them on the proper way to open the middle owl cookie jar (Use Both Hands. Do Not Bang The Lid On The Granite. If You Chip My Owl I Might Have To Sell You To A Workhouse.) That sort of thing. I'm sure you do the same for your kids.

Ever since the kitchen repaint I've had fabulous new curtains and seat cushions in on my long To Do list and I'm hoping that my recently ordered AMH LouLouThi fabric will be the ticket for the curtains. It hasn't arrived yet, so I'll keep you posted. Now to take my china and crystal off the top of the TV cabinet and put it back in the hutch. Yay!


  1. Sounds like a lot of great reasons to being away... the floor is looking great and I have absolutely no clue of what you mean by "I'm sure you do the same for your kids" - ohh dear, sure I do...

    Have a good week!

  2. Beautiful floor! And I lOVE the white dining table with the dark chairs -- are they brown or black? I am plannng on redoing my dining set next year, and I love the look of yours...

  3. Nina, yes neither of us would dream of saying that to our kids. ha!

    Chris, thank you! I have to say I copied the white table/dark chairs thing from my style guru BFF, Robyn. I love that look too. My chairs are black.

  4. The floors look wonderful! Do you find yourself just peeking into the kitchen for another look-see? I bet the room feels more done and more like you!

  5. That is a beautiful creamy white. Can you say what shade that is?

  6. Love it! Keep them coming. So pleased for you and your evolving kitchen of happiness! :)

  7. LeeAnn, every time I come downstairs or round the corner into the kitchen I'm surprised again by the floor. I love it! But it is not quite done. I just can't wait for it to be done for real.

    Jenny, you mean the kitchen walls? It's Sherwin Williams Nacre 6154.

    Robyn, thanks for being my constant style sounding board.

  8. Love, love, love the floors and all the new kitchen goodness!!


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