Sunday, April 19, 2009


This is one long process I must say!
It has been two weeks today since we started the dining room re-make but yesterday the floor was layed.
Our daughter in-laws brother is a floor installer so he said he'd do it for us (much to Doug's relief) and he came at 7:45 and was finished by 11. I guess when you know what you are doing the job goes way lots
When he was finished I had a lunch ready of BLT's, fresh sliced chicken for sandwiches and all the fixins for both plus, chips, beans, strawberries and homemade brownies with real fudge frosting....he said he was glad we ate 'after' laying the floor or he'd be ready for a nap!

Here's the floor finished

Close-up Pretty huh????

Now Doug has to put all the new trim on that's sitting in the screen room - boy I'm glad the weather isn't good enough to be lounging in there cuz it's filled with all our dining room things.

Hope you aren't getting bored with this - I've nothing else to write about if you are cuz between the dining room re-make and my sewing everyday it's just the 'same ole, same ole'!

I have been getting multiple orders a day since the magazine article so I don't ever see the light of day...or even the dark of night either! (but it's a good thing - I'm so greatful for the orders!)

I just read Lea's post from Farmhouse Blessings that she's closing her Blog....I'm so sorry to see her leaving. She's been such an inspiration to me. Her journals seem to come to life with her words. LEA I WILL MISS YOU DEAR ONE.....but I understand.

Hugs, Karen


  1. Karen, your floor is beautiful! It really does make a difference when you know what you are doing! I can't wait to see the pictures of everything back in place. I'm sure you can't wait either. I know how it is when you're all tore of the reasons I hate to start something. You sure feed your help well. Lunch sounds yummo! Have a great Sunday!

  2. I just picked up the magazine yesterday and I was so delighted to see your home. I am begging my dh to remake our fireplace similar to yours...LOL Thank you so much for your kind words. The visitation is today and I am almost scared to go...I am just so sad. Thank you. Dianntha

  3. again..forgot to say how beautiful your flooring turner out!!! Dianntha

  4. Karen,
    Lunch did sound yummy! The floor looks fabulous!!! Looking forward to pics when everything gets put back together!


  5. Love it Karen...I can't wait to see everything put back in place it is going to be just prim and gorgeous. I know you can't wait:)

    I don't know if I commented on your home in CS, can't remember if I did or not, been watching grand kids to much but it is beautiful and I love looking at each photo. You have both did a great job and I can't wait to see the new curtains you ordered too.

  6. Bored? I love your posts! Your floor is beautiful. I want to see more. I am so glad that I don't miss any posts from you now.

  7. Karen,

    That floor is just beautiful! It's going to be absolutely wonderful! The process is lengthy, but the rewards will be great! :)

    Lea is a sweetheart and I too will miss her so much! She has a special place in my heart, but I do understand her reasons also!

    Have a great Sunday!

  8. The floor is beautiful, Karen!! It's going to look wonderful when you get your furniture and things back in place. Can't wait to see the finished project!
    My dining room sounds like your screened porch...wood, trim and plantings!! It's not for much longer so I can deal with it.

  9. It looks GREAT!!! I love reading about all your make overs and your sewing, so it's not boring! Yes, I too miss the forum, but you have my email addy so email anytime...i love hearing from you.
    Have a Great day.
    Hugs, Bren

  10. Karen, your new flooring is just beautiful!! I love it!!! I wish I had seen your home in CS - I'll bet it's a fantastic layout!


  11. Oh Karen your floor is beautiful...I love to
    see and read what everyone is doing...hang in
    there then the fun stuff starts when you get to
    decorate it all back up...
    Prim Blessings...

  12. Your floor looks really nice Karen!....soon you'll be able to put everything back and really enjoy it all...lunch at your place sounds super yummy! Janet :)

  13. Karen,
    I love the floor, it turned out just perfect & the color is just what I want in our living room. We are going with laminate too, cuz of the dogs. Your posts are never boring, my friend. I can't wait to see your dr all put back together.

  14. THAT FLOOR IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! Ok, are you ready to come and put it down in my house now? (LOL) I would love wood flooring in my home. I did lots of spring cleaning yesterday and that included mopping the floors and you would never even know it with our ugly linoleum. Hmmm, I guess I will keep dreaming. Can't wait to see it all put back together...lucky gal!!

    Have a blessed Sunday!


  15. Your floor looks beautiful! Can't wait to see pictures of the finished project - and, no, your blog is not boring! I look so forward to reading it everytime you post! Dawn

  16. Yes, your floor is so beautiful! AND, it is the best to have someone lay it that is in the "know". My mom had a new wood floor put in, and we were going to do it for her, but at the last she decided to hire someone!!!! It went so fast! I would love to be you hired woman however, and stay for lunch! :-) Good luck on the orders, you do beautiful work!!!♥

  17. How sweet it is...Beautiful prim-looking floor. I know you will be so happy with it. Looking forward to the pictures when it is all settled. It's going to be wonderful.

  18. Hi Karen,
    I just love your new is beautiful!! I can't wait to see everything back in the room with the new floor. I know it will be so prim wonderful!!
    hugs, Cindy

  19. Karen, Your floor looks great. I can't wait to see it all finished. Take Care! Dan

  20. Karen,

    The floors look amazing. I love the color. I know you are getting anxious for it all to be done so you can decorate.

    Oh and you can make me lunch any day of the week. :)


  21. Lookin' Good! Where did you get your flooring...we are shopping for some. Beth

  22. Beautiful floor Karen! I love it! I bet you can't wait to get your room done and put back together :-)Have a great Monday!

  23. Your floor looks gorgeous, Karen!!
    I am so happy you are getting so many orders...your work is just beautiful!! I just got my Pineapple Daisy penny rug on Saturday....I LOVE IT!
    I am sorry to see Lea go too, such a sweetheart she is....She will be missed!
    Have a wonderful week!


  24. Karen,
    The floor looks awesome!! I keep putting hints in my hubby's ear that we are long overdue for a new kitchen floor. I thinkg yours would look great in here-lol
    Cant wait to see all your "stuff" in there.

  25. Thanks for visiting our home. I hope to have part two on soon. Can't wait to do the mustard cupboards! Got lots of ideas, but it all takes time. Dawn

  26. The floor is beautiful! I can't wait to see more!


  27. Oh Karen I absolutely love your new flooring. It looks wonderful. I thought your other flooring looked great but yes this is even better. Can't wait to see everything put back in its place.
    Job well done,

  28. Hi Karen,
    Blogger is showing that you have a new post "I Just Have To Cry", but when I click on doesn't show up.

  29. The floor is just gorgeous!! How rewarding it will be to have the room back together. Looking forward to the finished results!

  30. I love your new floor Karen! It's beautiful :)


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