Friends, do you all think I'm a crazy tease for dangling a kitchen remodel in front of you and then never talking about it again? Yeah. Me too. :)
We're planning, planning, planning. Which I hope makes the actual doing go by much faster :). We did start to tear up the linoleum in the nook though, and were sadly met with another layer of the hardest, most tightly glued and waterproof linoleum. EVER. Seriously, this stuff is NOT budging. We still want to pull it up and try to salvage the hardwoods, because when we're done the kitchen will open up to the living room and it'll just look much better if the floors flow.
In the meantime though, I've been considering options in case we damage some of the hardwood pulling up the linoleum. One idea I've always loved - even before the linoleum debacle - are painted wood floors. Whether stencils, stripes, cafe-style or solid, I think there is something so charming about hardwood + paint. As a bonus, it hides blemishes :).
Has any of you ever painted your wood floors? What about just admired painted wood floors?
Don't worry, I have more kitchen updates coming this week! :)