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27 March 2007 @ 11:34 pm




Our old carpet. Chester says DO NOT WANT.


This bathroom used to be half pink carpet and half sheet vinyl with assorted permacrud all over it. We had it all replaced with American Olean octagon and dot tile. The seafoam green tile surround is original to the house and still in excellent condition after 40+ years.

Apologies for the cruddy picture. It's difficult to get a good angle of the foyer.

Anyway, this all used to be pink carpet. The tile is Daltile Gold Rush in Golden Nugget laid in a hopscotch pattern. I can't remember the name of the grout color offhand, but it's some sort of beige. The tile tends to look paler and more sandy in real life. We picked it out because it coordinates with the general color of hickory, and its pattern is subtle enough to add visual interest without clashing with the strong variegation of the wood.

And now for the piece de resistance. This replaced the (you guessed it) pink carpet everywhere else. It's Bruce American Treasures 3/4" solid prefinished hickory, 2 1/4" wide strip. I was sold on hickory after falling in love with photos of other floors and reading that hickory is an especially hard wood, and I think it looks beautiful in our house. The color obviously variegates between pale and deep brown, but it can also be pinkish or silvery gray, and the wood is full of dark streaks, grain, small knotholes, and other character marks.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Dance Dance Revolution - Follow the Sun
Jillwanderingrogue on March 28th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
Oooooh! Purty floors! :-D
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on March 31st, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on March 28th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
bagelofangstbagelofangst on March 28th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
I'm totally awesome at not logging in.
The Heavy Metal Matador: Bob Rossrydain on March 31st, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
LOL drive-by fapping.

And thank you.
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The Heavy Metal Matador: Rock and/or Rollrydain on March 31st, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
y tanx n stuff
Andreaasd109 on March 28th, 2007 11:38 am (UTC)
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on March 31st, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
Thank you!
sinistarfithsinistarfith on March 30th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)

Bob the Painter is 2/3 of the way through repainting portions of our upstairs. Incredibly nice guy, but his assistant is a little sloppy (we now have some partially painted trim that was not to be painted).

I think that's going to be it for our house as we've started talking about selling it. Anybody want a house with a built-in LAN party room? :)
The Heavy Metal Matador: Whizzerrydain on March 31st, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)

Sorry to hear about the trim trouble. Does Bob know about that? I assume that he'll fix it for you.

Any thoughts on where you'd be moving to?