ginger at home

new kitchen

well, parts of it are new anyway…. when we moved into our house the kitchen was a high priority, but some how one thing after another has caused it to stay unfinished. from four layers of wall paper with primer in between, to lead paint, to old leaky dishwasher, our kitchen has seen some hard days. but finally, in preparation for the baby, the lead paint has been taken car of and the floor has been redone.

this is what the kitchen looked like after the wall paper was removed but before any other improvements.

j started ripping up the linoleum over a year ago and then realized it was going to be harder than we first thought, so there it stayed.

after we removed all the wall paper we did a lead test and discovered that the kitchen had lead paint. j and i realized that we really needed to get that taken care of because of the bun in the oven. so i moved out for a weekend so he could seal up the house and safely sand and repair the walls and encapsulate the lead. while i was gone he decided to surprise me by getting the floor ready to be re-done. i came home to this:

not quite what i expected. after a day of team work we got the floor to this point:

oh yes, that is a huge hole in the sub floor.

the afore mentioned leaky dishwasher had been leaky for a long time before we had the house and the sub floor rotted out. soooooo, that meant a repair in the sub floor was needed. after j got the subfloor fixed with the help of a very handy friend we got distracted by school and work and didnt get anymore done for a few months. after school was over and the holidays began, j had some time off so we were able to get the supplies (thanx to holiday lowes gift cards) and j got started on the floor…. i honestly didnt help do much except seal the grout. too fat, cant bend, what else can i say. here are a few pics of j working oh so hard….

and finally, the finished floor

there is still a lot of work but at least the floor is done! yippie!




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  1. * alitoney says:

    Wow! I can’t believe the difference! Good job guys!

    Posted 11 years, 4 months ago
  2. * Yasha says:

    Wow awesome job with the tile. I didn’t realize it was actual tile, I thought it was those little plastic tiles… J did a great job!

    Posted 11 years, 4 months ago
  3. * crystal says:

    Wow, you married superman. That is quite the task. I am so excited!!!!

    Posted 11 years, 4 months ago

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