Ok, I’ve done it. When someone suggested I do a before and after photo of the kitchen floor, I though “Oh no, there’s no way I’m going to post a picture of my disgusting kitchen floor for all to see”. Embarrassing, that’s what it is, embarrassing. But now that we got the tiles, and Joe is scheduled to come today (Yes today!) to lay down the plywood and begin the process, in other words, now that I’ll no longer have to live with it, that I’ve done something to change it, it’s easier to let you see how awful it really is. ( by the way, all those dark spots are not shadows, they’re holes and unscrubbleable dirt). So here it is, Floor Before (with a hint of what the new floor will look like)
I got the tiles a couple of days ago, but haven’t played with them much, it’s hard to picture what they will look like against the old floor. But as soon as Joe lays down the plywood, I’ll play. I worried a little when I saw the light blue, called bikini blue, that it would show up all the muddy dog prints easily, but well……too late for that now. Anyway, it’s hard to resist having a color called bikini blue on the kitchen floor. It conjures up an exotic tropical vacation with blue, blue water and sunshine. Every time I step on it, it will be like wading the in the warm waters of the Caribbean. Until the muddy footprints appear anyway.
Now Joe said he’d most likely be able to make it here today, but there’s a chance he’ll get caught up in another job. But I believe in my heart he will show and by this evening I’ll be splashing in my tiles.