Tuesday, July 6, 2010

DIY Obsession: Kitchen Floors

I know, I know. It seems like it's taking forever to finish this kitchen. But, it's almost there!!!
So, earlier last week we finished painting and took all of the plastic off. It looked amazing. Not that our kitchen before was terrible, but this definitely just brightens everything up. It looks great!
And then the hubby started on the floors. (We'd started half of the flooring in our house in December of 2009 and you can see that post here.)
We had the cheap linoleum in the kitchen area that was scuffed up and ripped in some areas. We definitely wanted to get rid of that. Also, we didn't like how the bar stool area had no room to back up. The carpet was in the way (as shown in the pic below). By the way, the hubby had no experience with putting hardwood floors in (before putting them in our house) and it looks great! He's done an awesome job. This just goes to show that you can do it! You can learn. Don't pay someone thousands of dollars when it's something manageable (although you may need to if you have a strict timetable and you can't finish it in a few days).

Can I just say how amazing our kitchen looks with this dark hardwood flooring up against the white kitchen?

I'll show some finished pics soon. Still working on a few minor details.

With a big project like this, it can lead to a little bit of stress. But like little Ava often shows me, don't forget to have a lot of fun!
Just to answer a few of the questions I had from the previous post:
1. The paint sprayer we used was the Graco Spray Station 2900USG Sprayer that we bought from Lowe's
2. We are buying the pulls and knobs from esbsupply on ebay

Hope this helps!