Friday Cocktail: New Floors and a Cold Beer

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New Floors, Cold Beer

The new tile is almost ready to go down in the kitchen! More photos to come when the work is done.

No fancy Friday Cocktail today, y’all. Instead, let’s have a toast to the new floors that will be all installed by mid-week next week. Cheers!

This is the beer that I’ll be cracking open promptly at 6pm, when the workers leave. It’s a can of Dale’s Pale Ale, a delicious vegan beer. I used the Vegaholic app to verify!

Dave and I have lived in the same house since 2006. We love our neighborhood and live on the best street in town. You probably think I’m exaggerating, but I believe this with all of my heart. Our neighbors are kind, friendly, and actively working to make Edgewood a better and better place to live. We are blessed to have found such a magical corner of Atlanta.

When we first bought our house, I thought that the peach and slate blue checkered tile in the kitchen and foyer was kind of cool. I thought the same about the laminate hardwoods in the living room. Six years later, we were sick of it all.

The “wood” floor was warping and getting holes in it, and the tile is ugly. Let’s face facts. It’s terrible. SO! When we got a pretty darn good tax return, we decided that it was finally time to get new floors. We chose some super pretty light gray 12″x24″ subway tile, and it’s going to make our house look big and bright.

goodbye terrible tile

Goodbye, terrible tile! We will not miss you.

In the meantime though, I’ve had no kitchen basically all week. We had to stuff half of our house into the other half to do the work, and everything that’s not tucked away is covered with dust.

Any recipes you saw on the site this week or coming up next week are things that I cooked before the work started. Back when I could walk through the house without needing shoes.

The workers also ran into a few snags with the new floors that turned a five day project into one that’s bleeding into next week, so the work’s not over yet.

floor demo

There were some terrible surprises under our living room floor that I don’t fully understand. But they’re fixed now, and that’s what’s important. Pass the beer!

To top everything off, Darrol Henry had a pretty icky cold early this week, so I’ve been working hard to keep him happy in the midst of dust and chaos.

Obviously, I’m super excited about the new floors! It’s going to look amazing when everything’s done, and I can’t wait to share after photos once we’ve cleaned, dusted, and put our furniture back.

my studio mess

Most of the kitchen is piled into my studio while the work is happening. Hello, most of the kitchen!

Just as we lucked out with finding this amazing house, we lucked out with the workers we hired to install these new floors. We’re using a local company called Tile Creations, and they have taken all of the challenges of this job in stride. They’ve also been super kind about accommodating me working from home and Darrol Henry needing some dust-free play areas.

It’s been a tough week of living in a construction zone, but we’re past the halfway point now, I think, and I can’t wait to see these new floors all done up! More photos to come, of course

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10 comments on “Friday Cocktail: New Floors and a Cold Beer
  1. Pingback: Construction is over! Let's toast again! #lml

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  3. Congratulations on the new floors! It’s always so much fun to plan and enjoy a house makeover — the actual work, however, can be a trial. At least it’s only a relatively short time until you’re set to enjoy the new floors.

    • Thank you, Andrea! Yeah, 2 weeks isn’t really that long. I need to keep my sights on how great it will look!

  4. It’s always hard when your home is in a period of transition. It feels difficult to relax when it’s chaos all around you. It sounds like you’re really going to love the look when it’s all over, though! I can’t wait to see pictures of the final result!

    • You are so right. It’s quiet here today but hard to settle down with all of the disarray out there!

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