I have a confession to make. I haven't washed my kitchen floor since the construction started at the beginning of October. Now granted, most of that time I didn't have a kitchen floor but I know that there's been one for probably a month or so. And there definitely has been one for the entire last week after the crew finished up last Thursday. But I didn't wash it then because I was painting and moving dirty dropcloths around. And it was raining and the dogs were tracking in mud.
Although the floor felt a bit gritty underfoot, I still didn't think it looked that bad. So today I started washing it. After emptying the second bucket of muddy water and filling it again for a third pass, I knew that I had chosen the PERFECT dog floor. It's a gift, really. I can pick flooring to disguise the presence of animal dirt. I picked a carpet so that it wouldn't show cat barf and it worked so well that both Gregg and I have stepped in cat barf on more that one occasion. (Although hearing him tell his mother, God rest her soul, that we were going to get carpet the color of cat barf made me think I had to chose my descriptors more carefully in the future).
So for any of Ray's fans that are interested in what Ray's kitchen looks like now, here are some before and afters.
The Magic Mud-Colored Floor
Ray and Murphy after a hard day's play
GORGEOUS kitchen!!! Mark and I love it!!!!ReplyDelete
Wow! I'm jealous! Everything I wanted for my kitchen. Ouch! It's in the 80's today in Southern California! Gwen.ReplyDelete
ok, now you're making me jealous! It's chilly and rainy here but supposed to get 28 tomorrow. I guess I'll just spend some time on the heated tile floor cookin. : )ReplyDelete
Kitchen looks great and I love the idea of a special door for Ray, wonder how big it would have to be for Minty & Conor...and the floor is genius, I have a rug which serves a similar purpose, I am anticipating a lengthy morning spent washing it come the spring...ReplyDelete
With 3 kitties in the house, there's nothing worse than stepping in cat barf at 2:00 am barefoot. Good times.ReplyDelete
~Melinda from Texas
Ah, yes. One of the little pleasures in life. NOT stepping in cat barf at 2 in the morning.Delete