Flooring Help

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Oh say, about 3 years ago, Tony and I were stumbling around Menard's and got a fabulous idea to redo our kitchen floor. We bought some premium vinyl flooring [yes, such a thing exists], the grout and gave ourselves a pat on the back for paying in full with cash. I have no idea how much it was or wasn't, but the point was that we were purchasing things as we could to prepare for projects without going into debt.

And that's pretty much been the only thing remarkable about the purchase, because it's sat in a crawlspace ever since.

That is until 8:30pm Friday, August 27th when Tony suddenly decided he wanted to tear up the kitchen floor. Immediately. There's no real mystery in why. This is the nastiness that we've tread upon for the past few years. Blech. This is how good it looks when clean. Imagine when not.

So Tony got to work tearing it up. And this is where Isaac sat. Just watching his Daddy work away.

He really, really wanted to help though.

He even seems to be imitating Tony in this picture, like "I can do it Dad!"

So a few nights later, it was no surprise that Isaac wanted to help lay the tile. Note the original 1940's flooring:

Daddy approved of his help, but did go on to finish the project as intended Monday night:20100908_0224

I'll have an updated picture with the floor in place soon! It's such a nice change from the white country kitchen vinyl that had clearly seen better days!

*More to come of Isaac in this outfit, as it's one we'll be using for our family pictures on the 25th! I don't want to spoil the look though, because it's super cute. :) My Mom got the outfit [Gap vest and Carter's long sleeve] at an Outlet in Florida while I was just pregnant with Isaac! The vest was only $4.97!


Jeannie said...

I love when they watch their daddies...it's the cutest thing ever! I cannot wait to see the finished product!

Megan said...

Eeeck! Cannot wait to see it completed!

Rebecca (Craving Simplicity) said...

Can't wait to see the pictures!!!

Bekah said...

what a good little helper!

Sarah Louise said...

Isaac is so cute!!! I can't wait to see the finished product. Maybe it will give me some ideas on what to do with our kitchen floor...our currently looks a lot like your before picture!

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

What a great little helper! I love how he patiently sits by on the other side of the baby gate.

beckylbranch said...

The floor already looks better and it's not even laid yet! And Isaac is so cute I just love his hair. I can't wait for your photos :)

Katie said...

I love that he just sat there and watched. I also love his long hair!!!


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