15 September, 2010

Hickory Floors - update

So - here's a better view of what that two-tones of yellow paint in the kitchen looks like and how we are gonna fix it.
Right now, the lighter yellow starts at the french doors and wraps around the 'family room' portion of the great room. The brighter yellow starts in that french door corner and extends above the soffits and pops the Palm Jazz design of the cabinets. We are going to - well - I am going to repaint from the corner to the start of the soffits with the lighter color. My husband, while admitting the brighter yellow showcases those cabinets - he really doesn't care for the yellow. By toning the yellow down to the two-shades lighter yellow - it's a good compromise.
And, the french doors are going bye-bye. When it is windy (gale force) and raining, the rain blows under that door. We built this house twenty years ago and this dry rot is about the only real damage we have found. We are putting in a new Milgard slider door.
A minor remodeling problem occurred when we went to go buy a replacement 2 x 8 tongue and groove plank. They only carry 2 x 6's now. Oddly, though, you can special-order the larger planks and  - weird coincidence - someone had just done that - and his order came in today. We got our plank to patch the little area by the door.

The floor is nearly all laid. But they ran out of wood! The first photo shows the french doors - we are short that much. Another week and a half waiting to find more Hickory select. We got a good deal because most people want the color uniformity of oak or the laminated/pergo/engineered products. This hickory had been sitting - waiting for us.
I just love the look and cannot wait to see it finished.

 We believe - and we could be proven wrong, that the light/dark pattern will hide a multitude of sins. We have dog hair by the gallon. Most people, including us, place rugs wherever  you need them. So - the pattern of light/dark will be around the perimeters of the rooms.

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