The Kitchen floor

January 9th, 2010 in member junk     
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The kitchen floor is made with all scrap 3 maple and oak with tiles in the middle of the squares.
looking from the kitchen into the diningroom, the brick around the outside of the room.
this is the edge of the diningroom/kitchen area we framed the cabinet with tin and barnwood.
The kitchen floor is made with all scrap 3 maple and oak with tiles in the middle of the squares.

The kitchen floor is made with all scrap 3' maple and oak with tiles in the middle of the squares.

This is the third part of our work on our custom floors in our home. My husband loves to make a floor come to life. Each room is it's own design and all the wood is scrap that would have been thrown away. The edge of the room has bricks that we found at a garage sale and some were cut in half to use in the middle of the floor. My husband made a maple, cherry, maple border around the lattice work that highlights the room. (this border was made to reflect the maple, cherry border that is in the diningroom) (We also used cut pieces of the slate that we used around the fireplace in the livingroom at the back and front doors.) I also used cut plates as tile in this floor to bring in the country feel, (blue and white in the picture) The middle is a huge star that is about 5' across, it's one of the first pieces that he made when we started our floors. We had thought it would go in the entry way, but liked it here instead. We covered this floor like all the rest with 4 coats of a commerical varnish, that has held up very good from the first floor 2 years ago. We are slow with our work as we use materials that we find along the way and that are low or NO cost. We have a vision and we have ideas so each project seems to take a long time, but it's very rewarding to complete since we had the vision, and know the final cost is very low compared to the look we have. We feel that our home is a reflection of our eclectic/country style. We are a military family, with two sons who have served in Iraq and one that is on his way to Afg. So the stars that are in floor are a reflection of our pride and honor for our country and our sons. We have old barnwood and tin as a wall covering and we love the mix of the old and new, (scrap wood floor).    

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Comments (13)

Recyclebin writes: What a beautiful reuse of materials. Posted: 12:16 pm on January 11th
itsnotjunk2me writes: LOVE-LOVE the texture and use of so many materials! A BEE-u-tiful project. I know how it can be when a project takes a loooong time but is very cost effective in the "long" run. We are 95% finished on our kitchen that was started in Oct '08(of course we took a 5 month break in the middle) but I love it and it's all PAID for with blood (just a few minor mishaps), sweat (lots!) and tears (of joy-of course)! Look forward to more posts of your projects. ~judi ;) Posted: 11:30 am on January 11th
Lovingmylife writes: OH MY!! this is so BEAUTIFUL! I would love to try something like this! Keep up the great wolk!
Veronica! Posted: 10:20 am on January 11th
alicemom writes: Good honk! I can not believe you and Your husband have done this together. It is Spectacular!!!!! My hb and I are working on a project as I write this. (break time). I will be posting later. You will really see the difference.! Remember yours is spectacular. Plus you are saving the land fills one board at a time.
smiles, alice Posted: 3:51 pm on January 10th
chippingcharm writes: Wow...this is amazing!!! Laurel Posted: 3:38 pm on January 10th
lakelover69 writes: Very inspiring work, love that you and your hubby worked together on this. Really beautiful! Posted: 11:38 am on January 10th
54girl writes: Wow!! Just beautiful!! I can't imaagine doing this with my husband either. I was just glad we didn't argue putting in a regular wood floor. Great job!! Mary Posted: 11:05 am on January 10th
suewhitney writes: OK, first of all I have to contain my laughter the comment from Pieces of the Past. Ahahaha! Then I have to say WOW! This floor is truly spectacular. Next...what a nice way to honor our country and your sons. Let them know how much I appreciate their service to this country. Your son will be in my thoughts and prayers as he heads off to Afg. Thanks for the great project.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:56 am on January 10th
piecesofthepast writes: This is just beautiful! Let me say, too, that you must have a strong, strong marriage....if my husband and I were doing this we would probably strangle each other in the process and ON the floor and never be able to enjoy it! LOL!! GREAT WORK! Posted: 8:41 am on January 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What great vision you and your husband have! Thank you for sharing another great floor project with us.
Candy Posted: 8:07 am on January 10th
MakinItHappen writes: Very interesting designs and beautiful workmanship. Posted: 12:03 am on January 10th
oldnews writes: Gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful! Marie Posted: 11:15 pm on January 9th
Prior writes: Oh, MY, GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lezlee Posted: 10:53 pm on January 9th
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