Friday, May 2, 2014

It's May!!! No More PROCRASTINATING!!!

Flooring Part 1:

Ok, so it's May.  That means it's time for me to get my rear in gear. 

March and April sure did bring in the showers in our home.  In one week, we had a leak in the roof, our water heater broke and the big one.... we discovered that our water filtration system had been leaking for some time and the whole flooring, including the subfloor, had to be replaced in the laundry room.  Our laundry room is connected to our kitchen, so me, being frugal, decided that we could diy our whole kitchen and laundry room for the price of flooring one room.  So... that brings us to May.  

My goal is to finish flooring in the laundry room and kitchen, paint cabinets, paint walls, and replace the kitchen counter tops. Oh, a new sink would be nice too.  The catch... I only have the money it would have taken to finish the laundry flooring.  I think my goal is obtainable, but I know things always come up. 

Here's how our beautiful pink kitchen looks now. Nice huh. I loved the 90's, but really? 

And my lovely vinyl flooring... really, it's not THAT bad.  And I will probably miss the fact that I don't ever have to mop.  Yep, it does hide the mess, but, I am ready to make this home ours.  I would love ceramic tile, but we're on a pier and beam, so that's not an option. 

So here's the plan:
Step One: 

Finally make a decision on what flooring I want.  Either...

painted subfloors like {Back to Domestics}

or faux wide planks from plywood like {Picklee}

Either way, I have major work ahead of me. Which one do you like best? 

Updated Flooring Posts:

Check out my Dream Kitchen Pinterest Board to see the rest of my kitchen inspiration!


  1. I really like both options. The wood floor is beautiful! But Im wondering how the painted subfloor would last over time, especially with kids, unless you put a thick top coat on it. The painted option would be better on your budget because last I checked plywood was kind of pricey. But both options would be beautiful!

  2. Thanks Amie! Plywood has gone up in price and I'm not sure many places would make that many cuts for me for free.... I'm not the best at straight cutting :) I would for sure put many top coats on a painted floor..... if I do choose to paint it, I'll keep an update on how they hold up.