Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Floors

I moved into my house 15 years ago. Everything in the house was white. White walls, white carpet, white wall paper (grass cloth). The only color was a grayish cast, sort of reminded me of a dentist office. Slowly I've been replacing a lot of the white. Now, I'm not totally against white, I did like the white appliances and white cupboards in the kitchen and I even liked all the white trim. But I hated the white floors and walls. So the kitchen was painted yellow, but the white floor remained and drove me crazy until now. Last Wednesday we had a new vinyl floor installed. It's gray and yellow and it looks great. Even in today's yucky weather, Boomer's paw prints don't show. The gray works with my counter tops. I'm not thrilled with the color, but the counter tops are in great shape and I don't want to spend the money to replace them. The little bit of yellow picks up my walls. Yeah!

The next floor to get a re-do is my stairway and upstairs hall. You can't tell in the photo, but the walls are a warm tan, with white trim. The carpet used to be a grayish white and always looked dirty. So we chose a carpet color I like to call Boomer Brown. I had a rug this color in my living room when I lived on Horton Street and it always looked great.

The next project is replacing the cheap 1960s interior doors with some six-panel ones. I love projects where I just pick stuff out and someone else does all the work!

Till next time... Happy Quilting!


  1. I love your kitchen floor redo. I have white cupboards, light taupe walls and hard wood floors in my kitchen. I had the doors in my house replaced a few years ago. The white paneled doors really lighten the house and give it a not too costly update. One of my next projects is refinishing the stairs and hallway. I am going to try to salvage the hard wood stairs but I might end up recarpeting too.

  2. Love your new floors! Plus, it is always good to decorate in colors with your dog in mind :)

  3. I remember in one house I had mushroom(taupe) carpeting put in just for the people and paw prints concealment.