“If you fall, I will be there.” The Floor
We are on phase 3 or phase 23 of our kitchen remodel. I lost count. Right now the two big projects involve a new corner cabinet, custom built by a genius, to replace the old cabinet. This new cabinet will soon be stained to match the other new, store bought cabinets, that we, the royal we, stained purple.
My husband said that this new cabinet looks as if it belongs. As soon as the stain and varnish go on and I find, or purchase, handles to match, it will be perfect. I know they’re here somewhere!
The other area under rehab is a back hallway that leads to the basement. It was painted institutional green. It now glows linen white, with its cabinet doors still ajar as the paint cures.
The decision that had to be made for the hallway was what to do with the old linoleum floor. We decided on a peel and stick tile. Then we discussed whether the tile should be placed over the old linoleum or whether the old linoleum should be removed. I voted for removal and the addition of a subfloor, perhaps a sheet of masonite. Then I left to visit a friend.
When I returned home I found this on our deck. It seems that over the 100 plus years that our house existed, previous owners voted to cover the original floor three times.
Removing the three sheets of linoleum revealed a lovely, wide-board floor. Cover or re-finish?
Someone suggested that we’re nearly to the point in our remodel where we might want to sell our house. Or we might want to live in the happy, new surroundings! We voted to stay!
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.