As most of you know - I searched and searched for black and white stick on tiles for the kitchen to no avail -
Went to all the floor stores here and was met with almost a look of horror
" no one uses stick on any more Madame "
Well this Madame wants stick on - because I want to see how it looks MONSIEUR ................before I put something down that's a nightmare to remove and because I'm in a hurry - and because I'm fast running out of moolah - and because I simply cannot stand to look at the floor we put down ( the biggest mistake by far - the BIGGEST ) - so I contacted WAYFAIR - and found my tiles - and they're being delivered as we speak -
8 boxes of them - so there's enough for the mudroom down the road - including delivery - it's half the price we spent on the pitiful excuse for a kitchen floor we already laid.
I'm not even linking back to that post LMHO.................
looks grey - but it's WHITE
and the window is ready - so the next time you see photos of the kitchen ( the tiles should arrive on the 25th of February )
I will finally have this
I also ordered some of this light grey burlap - because I'm thinking of removing 1 cupboard door and replacing it with a curtain
Suzan says - I ordered some burlap
John says - What for?
Suzan says- To replace one of the kitchen cupboard doors
John says - OVER MY DEAD BODY - we just bought the cabinets - don't talk so ridiculous
John says - we could have kept the original kitchen if you wanted to hang curtains from cupboards
John says - It's going to look like a hillbilly's kitchen
Suzan smiles - Well hopefully it's going to look like a hillbilly from France's kitchen
John says -it's enough Suzan - with that old door in there
John says - You going to put chickens in the back yard next?
BWAHHHH - little does he know if they didn't scare me so much I would most certainly be putting
chickens in the back yard..................doesn't he know that's it's tres chic now to have les poulets?
On another note - this lady did not want to be painted
I've never met a piece of furniture that resisted being painted like this one - N.E.V.E.R.
Flaking - peeling - lovely brownish red tannin streaks coming through................it was a nightmare.
Plus it didn't fit in the van ( the top piece ) so we had to scramble around looking for a way to get it to our place - my son in law saved the day - then he and Lindsay went to Florida - and I have no way of getting it back to the client until they return ) Disaster - truly a disaster!
Tips for Tannin stains - Zinsser Shellac - 2 coats over the discoloration usually does the trick - in this case I had to sand down the areas after the shellac because it didn't work - and start over - but once I sanded it seemed to cover up quite nicely - (I only did this in the areas where the actual stains appeared)
But sometimes even a nightmare can turn into a dream - here she is waiting for the top piece to be be lifted on..................
The handles were spray painted black - but I've since changed them to a pewter color - don't know if the photos do them justice but loving them now
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