Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Friday, July 28, 2006

Today I went to the flooring showroom. I've got the carpet and wood flooring selected, but wanted a few more choices for vinyl bathroom floors. We've had tile and/or marble floors for the past 19 years, and now that we're living in a colder winter climate, we opted for a nice vinyl ... it will stay warmer on the tootsies and the selection these days is quite nice ... not your grandma's vinyl flooring. There was a glitch in the county building permit that needed a change with the engineering firm ... drats! Hope they get to it this coming week as just about everything is falling into place. Even the interest rates have dropped a bit. Everything is in the Good Lord's hands.
Photo: Sample of vinyl, wood and carpet selected. The wood is oak with some knots and a slight to medium grain color variation. It should look well even if it get's a bit distressed from Nathan. I'm a neutral kind of person and try to throw in color with accent pieces. Learned a long time ago that you may not like peach or blue tile and/or grout 5 years later! The carpet has flecks of jewel tones, but overall is beige. Click on photo to enlarge.

1 comment:

Birmingham Girl said...

I'm likin' it! Two cheers for neutrals!! It's much easier to replace accessories then an entire floor - good choices. My sister in law has hardwood in her bathrooms and it wears like iron, even stands up to water plus its very warm under foot. I'm considering it for mine next time around.