Kitchen Progress...

My dad was asking me if I finished ripping up the linoleum in the kitchen.  You see, I had started on a whim.  I hate that yellow linoleum with a passion and decided I didn't want to look at it another moment and wanted it gone.  And then I started to rip it up.  Adrian hollered at me "You're ruining the nice floor, mama! Why you rip it all up?!  Stop that!".  Either he has poor taste and loves yellow linoleum or he's attached to it because it's there and always has been. I worked on it for a while, but I ended up quitting  because it was a bigger project that I didn't have time for.  I finally did finish ripping up the dining part of the kitchen, I haven't gotten the chunk in the immediate cooking area.  It's certainly not perfect, but it's only temporary.  Someday when we only own one home, we'll put something else down.  But until then, I much prefer a gray painted floor to the terrible yellow linoleum.

If you are interested with some 'befores', here you go.

And here's the progress made thus far: (Although be forgiving, there's light from all angles and it's most challenging for me to get a good shot.)

Oh, and I don't think I showed you the table I got for $25.00.  It's perfect for the space.  Pair that with a set of four chairs I got for free from craigslist and painted red, a very reasonable set, indeed.
And I moved the other table to the porch.  This table was much too big for the kitchen and fits out here with no problem.

Anyway, Back to the kitchen. 

I did a little sewing and whipped up this pillow.  It's backed with an old sweater.

And the kids like to have their little table right there. And I'm thankful to have less yellow in my kitchen.

Certainly not a finished project, but it's a step in the right direction.


  1. Oh my gosh, I am in love with your table. I noticed it right away. Then I saw that you scored it for $25 - no way! So envious! I love the cute red chairs paired with it as well. And I do think the floor looks better! Down with linoleum!

  2. Your kitchen is very pretty. I do love the white paint with the gorgeous woodwork and the floor looks nice painted. My grandma had that same linoleum in green! Your table was a great bargain and fits perfectly. So sweet that the children have their own little dining area. Your dad did a find job spray painting the vent hood.

  3. Looking so lovely! I adore having that table on your porch (I covet your porch by the way).

    That $25 table is such a deal (you are quite the bargain hunter aren't you)?!

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  4. I can't wait to get rid of our linoleum as well. You have a lovely kitchen - I love all the natural light!! :)



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