Monday, July 18, 2011

Bye bye, crunchy floor!

I love being able to say that something is finished, what a good feeling that is! We checked another project off our "to-do" list, and it's taken me a while to actually pull the final-project post together, but here it is!

The flooring in our kitchen was definitely leaving something to be desired- yellowed and faded linoleum from the 1980's, that made a weird crunchy sound whenever you walked on it (I always used to think there were dead bugs under there, turns out the adhesive they used had just been pulverized over the years).

Here's a couple "Before" pics to jog your memory:

And here it is, all tiled and prettied up!

This corner used to be slightly rounded, but we figured with the new tile and the wood it would be easier to square it off. Turns out, I like it this way even more! It actually makes our kitchen feel a little bigger too. Score!

Just for funsies, here's a picture of what our kitchen looked like a few months ago (taken in January):

It's fun to go back now and look at those pictures. I definitely don't miss the 80's wood cupboards or the impossible-to-keep-clean white countertops. I'm loving the way this space has opened up and brightened up!

Here's what we've done so far:
And here's what we have left:
  • Add subway tile backsplash (can't wait to do this!)
  • Replace overhead lighting (you can't see it in any of the pictures, but it's one of those ugly brass lights)
  • Tweak the decor to my heart's content (but let's face it, when is it ever completely finished?)
We plan to start on the subway tile backsplash at some point in the near future. I'm excited to finish up the big projects (and be able to move on to some other areas of the house).


  1. Just beautiful! I'm amazed at what you've done with that kitchen. So cute and updated. I'm impressed!

  2. Wow, great job! It looks fantastic so far!

  3. LOVE the tile!!! It turned out so great. Can't wait to see it in real life. : )

  4. Nicely done! Ceramic tile is such a huge improvement over linoleum isn't it? Your kitchen has come a long way!

  5. Love the new tile! Your kitchen transformation looks fantastic already. I can't wait to see what it looks like with the new back splash!

  6. Between the cabinets and floors alone its a totally new kitchen! yay!!!! love it!!

  7. Gorgeous tiling job! Your new kitchen looks amazing!

  8. Thanks everyone! We're so happy with the results thus far. =)

  9. Nothing beats that feeling when something big is completely finished. The change from linoleum to tiles gave the kitchen a homey feel. Not only is it even more beautiful, it's also easier to clean and maintain now. Fantastic!

  10. Ailith- yes, it is so much easier to maintain! Thanks for stopping by!



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