October 09, 2015
HELLO HAPPY FRIDAY! HOW ARE YOU? ANY PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND?
SORRY YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO TALK LOUDER BECAUSE OH MY GOD THE NOISE. THE NOOOOOOIIIIIIIISSSSSSE.
(Speakers on for that link to join in my misery and also Ike's amazing napping prowess, particularly for a child who was #NOTTIRED.)
So. Day one resulted in some terrifically smashy progress.
(Small dog gazing woefully at pantry wondering where her foodz went included for scale.)
(Also someone tell me what to do about that center light, besides banish it to the depths of Bad Lighting Hell, obviously. Basic recessed lighting? A couple cool flush mount fixtures that I suppose exist but have been unable to find myself, at least for not an insane amount of money?)
So as it turns out, the tile was not original to the house after all, but was installed at some point later, over a layer of plywood, which was then liquid nailed over some SUPER ATTRACTIVE peel-and-stick linoleum. Getting through all these layers of flooring is taking considerable effort and jackhammering and pulverizing and again, SO MUCH GODDAMN NOISE. Shit is starting to fall off walls in the basement, or migrate towards shelf edges, so yeah. Really glad we went all decorating crazy to get the house looking cute and cozy right before essentially repacking it all up a few weeks later.
Sneak peek at the new tile.
We'd already decided we wanted a faux wood-grain tile when we stumbled upon this one, which had JUST been discontinued and marked down almost 60 goddamn percent. And there was still enough inventory for us to buy enough to cover the entire kitchen and front hallway/foyer (plus a few boxes to spare for future projects). Even if you are fundamentally opposed to tile that pretends to be things that are not actually tile, I still think some sassy Z-snaps are in order.
Of course, the tile is still just sitting out in the garage like a tease, because first the crew needs to Hulksmash over 400 square feet of all those other flooring layers, then install a proper subflooring, so again, let's aim for New Kitchen Coming Sometime In Mid-to-Late 2016.
Ike's all, whatevs. Wake me up when you have something different to talk about.