Flooring Revealed

There are no words for just how awesome my fiancé is. I bugged him all day yesterday & at 9:40pm last night he finally caved & agreed to work on the kitchen floors. By 12:20, he was done. He really made this look easy, even though I know lining everything up & cutting through thick vinyl floor pieces was far from easy. Notching out the door jams & lifting up the ridiculously heavy refrigerator among other things looked particularly miserable. Still, in under three hours he managed to get the whole room’s worth of flooring laid (we used 3.75 boxes in this room). Continue reading

Project Kitchen: Floors!

Hello! I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving & Black Friday (& Thursday)! I’m not going to lie, Jason & I went shopping on both Thursday (Target & Best Buy) and Friday (Target: round two, Petsmart, Kohl’s, Famous Footwear, DSW, Marshall’s, & most importantly of all Home Depot). We got some great deals & are now the proud owners of a new digital camera, Kitchenaid standmixer, clothes, games, presents for others, & of course, the best deal we stumbled into for Black Friday:

The floating tile we used in our bathroom (which has held up amazingly over the last year) that we plan on continuing into our kitchen.
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A Brief Kitchen Update

Our kitchen, while far from complete, is coming together nicely… The most recent development being that we now have an actual pantry in the room — attached to the wall & everything! I just need to put the polyurethane coat on tomorrow & then we can attach the doors & call that a done deal. Jason also put the sealant on the backsplash today, so after we get the pencil tile to add to the top, that’ll be done too & I can do some final paint touchups so it looks all nice & pretty. Continue reading

Lookin’ Good

Jason & I woke up this morning & went to work on our never-ending kitchen renovation. After a detour at Macy’s to get Jason some new work shirts we headed to Builder’s Surplus to purchase a new pantry & some shelves. $250 later we had this: Continue reading

Kitchen Renovation: Progress Through Pictures

I previously mentioned that we are in the middle of an on-again-off-again kitchen renovation. When I first moved in last year, Jason had upgraded the appliances, but nothing else, so it was run down & gross looking. Add to that the male roommates he had living here & it was actually completely disgusting. We did some hardcore cleaning the first week I moved in. Now I’ve been living here for nearly 1.5 years & we now have a running dishwasher & water running through the fridge, plus I previously painted the shiny white walls a pale blue (I wanted green, but Jason hates green). Now we have the cabinets done (aside from some touchups), so we just need the countertops we bought last week to be installed, flooring to be replaced & a backsplash put up.
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