As I explained in my last post….we are doing some projects on our home. As most of you know….a snow ball effect starts usually because of 1 thing.
This is how is ALL started. About 3 weeks ago Mister & I picked out this sofa and had it customized. It is a creamy chenille fabric w/hounds tooth accent pillows. We are also getting a chair and ottoman. Something we have always wanted. Our living furniture has had it….in fact it’s been had for about 2 years. But, we wanted to wait…..now that we are empty nesters…..we felt the time was right. We are also hoping it will help our little space feel more open.
( new sofa coming soon )
this is a picture of a picture…so it’s a bad pic…sorry
Then I kick in to gear and want to get several projects done before our new furniture gets here.
Here are a few before pictures of our kitchen. I guess you now know why you haven’t ever seen my kitchen on this blog…lol.
About 5 years ago we added the tumbled travertine backsplash and new countertops….I still love them very much!! But the cabinets ( yuck ) are 33 year old varnished orange colored wood with a weird wood grain. Not my style and no matter how much I scrubbed and cleaned…I never felt like they were clean.
Particularly this side….they always just felt ( to me ) like they were just dirty and had all those years of greasy goo. ewwww.
We are going to call this the “ almost complete stage “. I just started putting the hardware on this morning and I’m not finished…so please look beyond that and I was in a super big hurry this morning to get this posted. So the pics are not the best. =)
Much better right? After 4 hours of cleaning, sanding, using gloss off then priming. Add in the hours it took for 2 coats of oil base ( a day apart, each ) this is the SO FAR. =) A much brighter…cleaner…fresher kitchen. YAY.
Now for my question….
Please keep in mind… this is also the so far.
Here is our breakfast room. ( This table….will be stained this weekend & I plan to distress the chairs a bit….stay tuned for that )
The mirror was bought when we had that overly huge table and I plan to put it in our guest room. ( that’s another project in the works….yes….I’m crazy.
My Mister now calls this table the Barbie Jessica sized table….I’m not quite 5’3” but My Mister is all of 6’3”. hee hee. But, I like the shape and the legs….so it’s staying.
I’m getting to the question…please bear w/me. =)
See how close it is to the living area? Last year when we installed the wood floors throughout most of the house ( except, kitchen, breakfast & bathroom oh and the entry ) I really wanted to have them in the breakfast room and kitchen. It’s very obvious that we need new floors in the breakfast room and kitchen. My Mister said we should get ceramic tile….like the tumbled travertine we both adore. However, I wanted the wood floors to continue into these 2 rooms.
We all but decided on having them installed TOMORROW……until I panicked last night and said….will it be too dark? Am I making the right decision? There is no doubt in my mind that the wood floors will look great up against the cream cabinets but….will they look nice in the breakfast room?
That is my question and honestly I need some opinions today…please…please....as our floor guy is on stand by for tomorrow and materials will be purchased about 7:00pm tonight. If we decide to go w/ceramic….we can still get it done but the expense is greater so we will have to wait a bit.
I would so greatly appreciate any advise from anyone reading my blog. =)
Stay tuned….more coming soon.
Have a beautiful day~ Jessica