This summer I have all sort of projects (sort of like those Leroy Merlin ads, no, exactly like that, it’s a little sad). 1) Reupholster the kitchen chairs, 2) repaint our ugly kitchen cabinet, 3) clean up the garden, 4) plan all of my classes… and the big one: 5) redo the linoleum kitchen floor. When we visited the house before renting it, I was sort of shocked at the state of the floors. Mostly the kitchen. You could pick the linoleum up at the corner of the room and drop it back down.
Here’s some photographic evidence of the awful state of this floor.
And here is the new stuff that we picked out Friday:
This is a project I’m completing myself with some help from J’s dad, because J is more or less against putting more effort into the house. I can’t believe he can tolerate the state of the kitchen floor, but then, he’s not the one who tries to keep it clean. Unfortunately, an unpredicted project has come up in my summer, which is 6) get tonsillitis, and it doesn’t want to go away. So I meant to start this last week and haven’t been able to yet. I hope to do the kitchen in two big cuts, on either side of the bar (unfortunately the new linoleum design is in diamonds so there will probably be some obvious cuts). So tonight I’ll ask J to help me move the furniture out of the dining room half, and I’ll ask his dad for some tools, so that I can start tearing up the old linoleum in the one half of the room and clean up the floor underneath. Then I’ll ask J’s dad to come help me lay down the linoleum in the one half of the room, glue it down, let it rest, and then start all over with the other side, which will be the real pain in the butt (the oven, fridge, cabinet, and laundry machine will all have to be moved).