I’ve been MIA for a while on the blog, but everything is still going full speed ahead in our lives and home. For starters, our floors FINALLY arrived from home depot, without warning, on Easter. The “finally” entails that our order had “disappeared” from tracking records and neither in-store (who we did it through), nor the online Home Depot retailer, could get us any information. It pushed back our project times, which was disappointing and frustrating, and when we had about threw in the towel (along with demands of a solid discount on our next purchase), low and behold, they actually showed up. We loaded our economy Honda Civic and Toyota Camry to near exploding point and slowly meandered all the floors back to our house.

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In addition to our floors¬†we also picked up our laminate floor installation kit, and many rolls (plus some) of laminate flooring underlayment. We used a skill and table saw to cut the floors pieces where needed. The weekend after we got the floors we got the puppy. I mean why not do it all at once? (…we thought we were crazy too.)

laying floors

We’re loving 1) having real floors again and 2) the floors themselves, they’re just what we wanted! A mix of light and dark with a hand scraped texture across the top.
Petite Modern Life: Reclaimed Chestnut Laminate Floors

Here’s the guys getting to know each other..

Petite Modern Life: Reclaimed Chestnut Laminate Floors

A while ago we finished our tile additions in the kitchen with what was leftover from the previous home owner (score). We also fully put in the range hood.

I wish I had documented the sweat my all star husband put into getting it installed with our small attic/roof space, but he’s a stud and made it happen.

Oven Range Hood

We’re excited with the pace of progress while working our jobs, raising the pup, and trying to get out sometimes on a weekend. At least with floors, the house feels like a home again! Here’s a little before after to show you what the progress as been so far…

Budget Kitchen Remodel Progress

I’ll have to take some more legit pictures in the daylight sometime for ya’ll. I love getting to see our dreams for these spaces actually happen. For some reason I think I doubted it would. Still plenty to do, but we’re taking it one weekend at a time. Let you know what else has been going on soon!

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Petite Modern Life

Petite Modern Life

I'm Karisa. I live just outside of Seattle with my husband Michael {Mr. G}, our two cats, Rue and Archimedes, and our new Australian Shepherd pup in crime, Moose. We are do-it-yourself enthusiasts. I'm the dreamer, he's the strategist, and teamed up we get it done. In January 2014 we purchased our first house! The many adventures of remodeling, decorating, and inevitable redecorating will be documented here. I was born and raised in the PNW & I love the PNW life. Mountains, lakes, rivers, ocean, trees, rain, and sun: every sight & season has its own flavor & tune. It inspires in me activity, coziness, and sprees of creativity. I'm rather obsessed with white paint, natural light, homemade pizza, and a glass of red wine.

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