As promised I’m back to show you my fall kitchen and the floor board replacement. If you missed the first post you can see it here. Look closely can you tell which board we removed and replaced? The only reason I can tell is it’s a tiny bit shinier and that’s just because it hasn’t had the wear and tear of 6 years of people and pets traipsing over it.
Okay so I’ll point it out to you (the big black arrow). Do you notice a little more shine?
I think it’s a pretty good match and certainly an easier fix and much more cost effective. The pine board isn’t red pine like the rest of the floors so I did have to mix two stain colors to get an exact match (somehow it matches perfectly) but it all blends in nicely so now I think we’ll move forward and do the other 3 cracked boards. Here’s an up close shot and too me it’s not a noticeble fix at all.
I’m enjoying all the warm tones I’ve added to the kitchen and while I was at it I also changed the colors in the living room (post to follow). I’m also happy to say I’ve made my way through the entire house and have cleaned every closet, cupboard, and room. Took loads to the Hospice resale store, donated to friends and family and burned the trash that was left. It’s so nice to downsize. I did get rid of lots of bedding and noticed I have about 40 pillow covers so I’m going to try and stick to certain colors from here on out so everything can mix and match. I only kept things that can all be used together and go with any season (or I’m going to make them work for every season).
That was a hard task in itself. I have so many things and color combinations that I love but I had to get real and only keep things I can interchange. In the long run I think it will make decorating faster and easier when I don’t have as much to choose from.
The colors I tried to stick with are rust, yellow, gray, black, tan, white, green, and turquoise. I figured when I add the turquoise it would make it feel more summery. Now if I can just stick to it. I also moved all my mom’s vintage pyrex into my place and everything she had from my childhood came in the above color tones (except for turquoise). I was so excited to see she had left it in the guest house when she moved. It sure brings back memories and a smile to my face every time I look at the collection.
If you noticed in some of the photos I am using a vintage yellow pyrex baking dish to store my salt, pepper, oil, and vinegars in next to the stove and on the window sill the green pyrex bowl holds my dish cloths. Have a great Sunday everyone and stop back by next week to see the living room color changes.