It looks like the fun kitchen stuff might be coming to an end…and by “fun stuff” I mean my wailing and gnashing of teeth over all the choices there are in kitchen cabinets and counters. This weekend, M and I will be attempting to pull up the two layers (that we know) of linoleum in the kitchen to have a look at the hardwood floor underneath.
And as soon as I mention this project, the naysayers come out of the woodwork.
“Ooo…my parents did that, and were scraping up black adhesive for weeks before they could refinish!”
“Eww…my brother did that- he had sawdust covering everything! They couldn’t get rid of it for months!”
“Ahhh…good luck! My sister’s friend’s baby’s nanny refinished her floors- the machine went haywire and burned huge marks into the wood that they had to cover up with new flooring!”
It’s amazing how the stories continue to get worse the closer we get to doing the project.
Still, call me an optimist, because we’re forging ahead. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that it’s still in good condition.
The odds are in my favor- before we moved in, the owner ripped out the capeting and refinished the floors- they were in good condition, and look great…but you never know why someone installs linoleum over something else. Maybe there’s stains in the wood? Giant holes that allowed picturesque views of the basement? The face of Madonna looking up at me? Anything is really possible.
Pictures will be taken and posted soon! Wish us luck.