Saturday, June 26, 2010

New floor, and other equally exciting things...though nothing really compares to the new floor...

The new kitchen  and bathroom floor is my excitement for this week. Here is the floor, looking into the kitchen from the dining room.

Here is basically the same view, before. I had taken off carpet and a layer of tiles so was down to the really old linoleum. I did this awhle back and have kept long area rugs on it so it didn't look so bad. My kitchen isn't very big, and it has an island in the middle.
This bathroom is right off the kitchen so he just tiled it all.
That bathroom is so small that there isn't room for much, but he put in a new bathroom sink too. It is so cute! You can see I need to paint around it now. I didn't take a picture of the old one, it was really old and really cruddy...best forgotten. I just noticed that this picture was taken before I cleaned the toilet from it's stay in the backyard for 2 days. They are not green either, but it is hard to get a good pic in there cos it is so small.

I started painting again after he left yesterday, and have lots to do. 

I did get finished writing my patterns, and did some cleaning this week. I also made my niece a little flower pincushion for them to use to pin on the corsages at her wedding in August. Her colors are orange and purple. I made some of these last winter from this Handy Dandy Pincushion tutorial and just added a wristband to it so it could be worn. I also put a quarter at the bottom inside of the poofy center, so that whoever is wearing it won't stab their wrist when using it. Arlette has many tutorials on her blog...she is making paper flowers right now.

9 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I know what you mean, there is nothing nicer than a new floor!!!

Pat said...

Your new floor is WONDERFUL!!! The little wristband incushion is so cute....very good idea for the wedding corsage- pinnings!

Barb said...

Love your floors and pin cushion...

Angie Kritenbrink said...

congrats on the new floor!

quiltingnana said...

great tile job....when the floors are so nice, everything just sparkles

Fiesta said...

your floors look great!

Vivian said...

The floor looks great. It's such a satisfying feeling to have a new one done. (I speak from experience.)

You're such a smart crafter, with the pincushion, especially re: the quarter inside to prevent pin pricks. Bride's color combinations certainly aren't what they used to be. Such a happy combo!

Jan said...

Beautiful new floor Jean! Enjoy it :)

Margarita said...

Love the new floor, and that pin cushion is so cute.