My husband and I are notorious lazy bastards. I admit this freely, the truth no longer hurts. However, we got our respective butts in gear this weekend. We were very good–we went out, purchased some floor tiles, and cleared out the kitchen in preparation. Straight forward.

Let me say this–the flooring that’s been in the kitchen–probably for the past 30+years–is gross. They were blue carpet tiles. CARPET. IN THE KITCHEN. That’s almost as bad as carpet in the bathroom, which luckily, we didn’t have to worry about (in THIS house).  We needed to get rid of these carpet tiles, pronto (read: waited 3 and a half years).

The floor tiles we chose are faux stone, and vinyl. Ok, I’m not selling it, but they look pretty good and are pretty easy to fix. The trouble was, with any flooring, the fitting around curves and corners. This required measuring and cutting. As it turned out, we did a pretty good job, if I say so m’self. And I’m not as piss-poor at measuring as I once thought, so…bonus. So we celebrated by drinking some Sam Adams Boston Lagers we randomly scored from Aldi’s. Ahhh…

Next…we paint! Maybe we should have done that first…oh well, can’t stop now that we’re on a roll!

4 responses »

  1. MoVo says:

    Dude! First of all, tis sad to see the carpet tiles go. And the tiles look awesome. Well done!

    • athenapearl says:

      It’s NOT sad, Mo. Those carpet tiles were N-A-S-T-Y. The ones in the living room are fractionally better, but once we get that room underway, they are outta here too.

  2. riotflower says:

    Awesome! That must make a HUGE difference! Can’t wait to get back down for a visit and inspection/kitchen blether!

  3. Good for you!! I too am a lazy bastard, but isn’t it nice when you actually do something? And carpet in the kitchen sounds awful.

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