A little more progress

The floors are all stained now. Just a couple of coats of polyurethane, a couple of days’ drying time and we have ourselves a kitchen floor! We won’t be able to walk on it until Saturday – or possibly Sunday – so we opened the side door to take these pictures:


The colour of the floors as shown above emphasizes their lightness (I wish they were just a touch darker), but its not necessarilty their “true” colour in the sense that by employing different lighting schemes we’ll actually have a good deal of control over how dark or light the floors appear. To be sure, we have yet to install: pendants, under-cabinet lighting, over-cabinet lighting, a pot light above the east counter, range lighting and two scones to the east wall. So in the end, I think we may have done Andy proud.  Part of the (lighting) song indeed will heard be in the beats (shadows) that are not played (illuminated) at any given moment.  

Below is more of a “in the shadows” picture.


Another Milestone! 
Yesterday I surpassed 2000 views to this blog! Thanks Mom!!
But also, today we selected the last of the hardware for the whole house! We went to Beaches Bath City – an amazing store that I really want to devote a whole post to at some point – and selected our kitchen faucet. D. liked this one the best, I liked it also but had others in mind. D. has been so accommodating on so many other design items so we compromised on this, his #1 choice, the Riobel “Edge.” I guess its only fair – I do most of the cooking, but he does most of the dishes. 😉



5 responses to “A little more progress

  1. Hi!
    Found your blog searching for “Riobel Edge” :). I also live in Toronto and am about to start a kitchen remodel!

    Question: do you know if the faucet has a “swing”, I.e., does it swivel from side to side? It looks beautiful!


    • Hi Erin,

      We haven’t tested the faucet yet because its being installed today! I’ll keep you posted.


    • The Riobel faucet does indeed swivel side-to-side – I tested it tonight. What’s more, the hose contracts really smoothly – smoother than many others we tested in-store, *and* there are two distinct spray settings that seem really good (I just turned the faucet on, but I haven’t moved in yet, so no dishes to “really” test on). The lady who sold it to me highly recommended this faucet – I am looking forward to putting it to good use.

  2. what color did you decide on for the floors?

    • Hi Joan,

      The final decision was a 50/50 mix of Minwax special walnut and dark walnut. They are a touch lighter than I’d hoped, but they are definitely growing on me! I’ll be posting better pics in the next day or two that show the floors in different light.

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