Saturday, October 11, 2008


After a few days recovery from The Shower Tile Project, it was time to move on to putting down a new floor in the kitchen/dining room/pantry. Roy did most of this project as it involved a very loud saw. I don't do loud tools. Here are some before, during and after photos of this really big and very cool floor. It actually is a little over 300 square feet, which includes the floor in my pantry. I can now walk barefoot all over it! It is grand!

This is "belle" full of "Boxes-O-Floor" from Lumber Liquidators, my new favorite place to shop!Step one: Take up part of the old floor and crawl under the house to move the Dish TV cable so I could rearrange the furniture (a most necessary step I thought).Step two: Remove the old skanky carpet from the kitchen area that we put down originally to keep the cold wind from blowing up between the floor boards.Step three: With a drill and 15 pounds of screws, go all over the floor and screw the plywood down so it won't squeak any more. This step almost ruined Roy's back!Step four: Tape down a moisture barrier (is that really necessary in New Mexico?). I will say that walking on that is really slippery.Step five: Begin the actual installation of the floor! And now you get to see the finished project. It has made a BIG difference in our home!

This is the kitchen area of the room. And below is the dining area.Our wonderful wood stove that looks like a piece of sculpture, majestic in its simplicity. And our can anyone live without one of these?


Anonymous said...

It looks like it has been there all along. How beautiful! I applaud Roy for a job well done. I know supervising is tough, too, so I applaud you as well.

judemowris said...

Yup, Roy is my hero!

Vanessa said...

The Straw Mountain adventure many exciting pictures of the back of Roy's head. Do let him take a bow!

Just wondering too - when you make it back to a greener place, will you call it something else & rename studio? Straw Mountain won't fit so well.

judemowris said...

I have pondered a name change...and I guess the right one will present itself when we get settled. I might be a little sad to lose Straw Mountain......

Vanessa said...

Keep blog - change name (easy), blogging it with fanfare and perhaps even gaudy lead in. Couldn't you keep "mountain" in name?

What will you be closest to, Poconos, Blue Ridge or other?

Pennsylvania mountain peaks & summits

And there's the Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival