We aren’t getting a new countertop, at least not this year. The mother can’t find one she’s happy with and we can’t agree on a color scheme. So, for now, those will stay. (Plus, that’s a big help costwise, too, and expands the budget a bit.)
The cabinets are going a slightly darker woodgrain, not white after all. But, that should work with the stainless appliances, the tin ceiling and backsplash ( I won that argument, ahem), and this floor. It ain’t exciting, but it’s neutral enough to pull it off.
While finding a kitchen floor was the main focus of Sunday’s trip, Lowe’s managed to milk a bit more money out of the visit. We took a few pieces of the kitchen tile over to the appliance department and stuck it in front of a stainless stove. We liked the result.
As we rounded a corner to return to flooring, we passed a display of microwaves. The mother saw a different GE model she liked and it was just $5 more than the model we were going to buy at Home Depot. (Now I’m really glad I hesitated.) And Lowe’s had the best price out there. (Sears wanted almost $70 more for the same one!)
Returning to flooring, we decided to see if we could find anything for the bathroom. (I’ve always found Lowe’s to be great for flooring.) Booyah! We found this.
We both instantly liked it. The bad news: It’s kind of pricey. And, it’s special order. (I HATE SPECIAL ORDER anything.) The good news: It’s on sale! The better news: Most people have closets bigger than our bathroom, so we won’t need very much of it.
I worried that it might be too busy in the bathroom, so we brought home a sample. When I laid it in the bathroom, I changed my mind.
I think the white floor will be the perfect complement to the black tin ceiling and the little black accents will really make the black ball parts of the gingerbread pop. (And, it will reverse our current white ceiling/black floor scheme.) So I think that it will all work quite nicely.
What do you think?