Jun 27, 2008

Our Little Kitchen "Ta-Dah!"

So after much planning, shopping, spending, procrastinating, cutting, installing, painting, and worrying, we are officially CELEBRATING!

We finally switched out our old yucky linoleum for some laminate flooring. We picked it out months ago. It was our combined and pooled Christmas and birthday presents. The installation of the floor was my Mother's Day present. I am so proud of Spencer because he did it all by himself. He had never done it before and was quite nervous, but after a couple of really grueling days/nights he got the floor done.

Our next task was to put in all the new floor boards in the kitchen. That one took us a little longer. First because, the kids were home now and so night was the only time we could do it. Second, Spencer was a little worried about starting the cutting process since we didn't have much wiggle room. Lastly, we uh sometimes put things off. SO after a pep talk, the work began. I primed and painted the doors and door jams during the day. We put the door casings up at night. Then Spencer got brave and realized he could cut the boards with relatively little problems. So he cut them, I painted them, and then he put them up. Everything looks so good.


Unfortunately we realized that this might be an ongoing project. We hope to extend the trim into the playroom and the living room. We also decided to repaint the bathroom while the toilet was up, but uh we haven't gotten around to finishing that room due to a wainscoting dilemma. BUT we are on our way to having the house look like we want. It has only taken us 2 1/2 years to get here.

I also wanted to include some "before" pictures. Unfortunately, Spencer forgot to take before shots of the floor and I forgot to take some of the doors and trim. So I took some pictures of places in the house where that stuff is still in place (for now!).
EWW GROSS!!!!!

6 comments:

Jeff & Michelle said...

It looks REALLY nice! I love it! This makes me want to finish working on my house and paint everything! It seriously makes SUCH a big difference!

Andy and Meliss said...

Riss, Andy and I are both sitting here and think the kitchen looks great, you guys have madd skills! We love it!

JasonDebbie said...

You are so crafty! One reason we paid a little more for this house was so that we wouldn't have to do anything to it. And the only reason is because I'm way too lazy!! I think I would keep putting it off again and again and just not ending up doing it at all. So bravo! And I think it looks really good.

Jonah, Dave and Heidi said...

It all looks fantastic! Nice work!!

Holly Wilcox said...

Amazing! I can't believe you guys can do the floors yourself. It looks beautiful.

Stockhoff Family said...

Spencer!!! It looks amazing great job on the floor and my darling Larissa, once again your talent comes out. Good job you two it looks like a professional did it. :) Mom and Dad

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