While we are gone

Saturday morning, the kids and I loaded up the party van and headed to my parent’s house.  Derek stayed behind because, for one thing, he works in the real world where there are no spring breaks.  But the main reason is because we are getting our kitchen floors redone!

Here is what out kitchen looked like last week:


The wood floors look pretty from a distance, but trust me, they were a mess.  Especially by the back door.  Water blew in during the hurricane and left a nice, 3 foot wide area of warped wood.  When we first bought the house, I loved the wood floors.  But, it didn’t take long to realize how impractical wood floors are in a kitchen.  They are scratched, water damaged, and I feel like they were never really clean because of the special wood cleaners I always used. I’m sure the not clean feeling had nothing to do with the fact that I loathe mopping.  It’s a good thing the floors were brown so the dirt can just blend right in.

All that is to say we are getting tile in the kitchen.

We decided that we should also have them take out the carpet in the master bathroom and put in tile.  I mean seriously, carpet in a bathroom, especially one used by children and a cat, is just not a good idea. All they have done so far is rip up the carpet, so there is not much to show except this.

At first glance you might be wondering what you are looking at.  I know I was.  That is the side of our bathtub.  And that forest green and maroon stuff is the wallpaper they found behind the trim.  Our house was built in 1994 at the height of the forest green craze.  It was everywhere: the master bath, the other bathroom, the kitchen backsplash, and the fireplace.

Which leads me to the final project of the week.  Bye bye, forest green fireplace!  I will not miss you at all.

6 Replies to “While we are gone”

  1. Wow- I am so excited for y’all- the tile looks great so far!
    I wish I knew y’all were in town, I’d love to see you!!!

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