Last March we rented a house on Dataw Island in South Carolina. In fact, I introduced you to it here. While we never expected or intended to buy property, by the time we left we had bought this little green house. Crazy? Yes, but, like many of the rest of you, we’ve done nothing much the last 20 months thanks to Covid caution. That is explanation enough for some rash behavior! So began the project that has taken much of my time in recent months.
The little house was built in the early 90’s and was in need of some updating. What made this challenging were the tile floors in the entry, kitchen and breakfast room. I wanted them gone, but the hubby firmly said NO! Got the picture?
With that being said, the tile led to more changes than we had anticipated. First off, we replaced carpet with vinyl, yes vinyl, flooring. I turned up my nose a bit at that suggestion, but the product is much improved since I last saw it. It not only has the look and feel of wood, it is easy to take care of as well as transitions nicely with the tile. Too, we have an aging dog, so the floors may prove to provide an unexpected bonus.
With new floors, there was, of course, no choice but to repaint. Again the tiles influenced color selections, all of which are in that category of not quite beige or gray. The kitchen takes on a whole new look with freshly painted cabinets, new countertops and hardware.
Walls in both the kitchen and breakfast area pick up their color from the floor tiles which are now beginning to not look so dated and unappealing as at first.
Now, if the range and dishwasher ordered way back in March would arrive, all would be well in this area of the house.
In the meantime, I’ll keep cooking on this little one pot induction unit and washing dishes by hand. Thankfully, prepared favorites from Costco and Trader Joe’s have made life quite easy.
Throughout the little house, changes have occurred one by one. It has been fun, though not without challenge, putting everything together. Hours have been spent on the internet finding everything from bedding to furniture to rugs that would create a warm and homey feeling. More about the discoveries later.
Cabinet color: Crushed Ice SW7647
Walls: Mega Griege SW7031
Countertop: Caesarstone Quartz in Pebble 4030
Floors: US Floors COREtec