Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stop The Insanity!!!

When doctors performed my c-section in January, in addition to taking out my baby, they also removed some vital brain cells (I know this makes no sense anatomically, just go with me).


What made me decide to renovate my home at exactly the same time I brought home a brand new baby?  Just ask the IRS.  It's tax-return time and in my house that translates to "Git 'er Done".  


Kitchen floors are done and I am ever-so-pleased with the results.  You can see the before HERE.




I love, love, love these porcelain tiles.  They are completely low-maintenance!  I chose a grout that blends in with the tile.  I didn't want too light and didn't want dark either.  Renovations are so much easier when you know exactly what you want, don'tcha think?




I chose a 20x20 size and as we all know, size matters ;)




I'm happy to say that after killing myself for 2 days I finally have my kitchen put back together and I'm taking the day off.


Here's a look around.




A new Roo-ey from Ross.




Splashes of color on my hutch.  The flower arrangement came from Bed, Bath & Beyond, and of course I added stems to it myself.  






Little Roo-ey tassel from Cracker Barrell.




Love the pea green color on my counter.  


My master bath and hall bath are being renovated as we speak and I will share the before/after photos in the next week or so.












Thanks for stopping by!

39 comments:

Paula said...

Your new tile floor looks great! The color is going to be perfect for not showing dirt. I can't wait to see your other renovation photos.

Victoria said...

Actually, it's better that you're doing all this right now while the little guy is still stationary. I can tell you, as the mom of 3 boys, they touch EVERYTHING!!! If it's within reach it's treated as a baseball. I love your floors! My dad and stepmom have tile like this in their house, it's so nice!

Comeca Jones said...

Nice

Becca said...

BEAUTIFUL floors, Kim! I love them! The tile you chose is awesome ... love the neutral color. It was meant to be in your kitchen! Love all of your other accessories! I have those SAME canisters (got mine at Wally), and I even filled one with the same green peas! I, too, love having a splash of green in there. Please post more pics of your precious baby boy! Hugs, Becca

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice - Very Nice ! I really like your choice of tile. Looking forward to seeing the bathroom redos.
How is that sweet baby boy?

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Your floors are GORGEOUS!! I love your new Rooster!! I just bought a couple today but didnt see that one.. I WANT one :) How is Cole doing?

Emily Joyce said...

I love the color of the tile! It will be versatile for any future renovations :) You guys did a very nice job. Looking forward to seeing your next project!

At The Picket Fence said...

Wow Kim!!! Those look fabulous! It really opens up your kitchen and is so light and bright! You are totally one brave woman doing all of this with a newborn in the house but as someone said above, at least he isn't crawling yet! :-)
Vanessa
P.S. Hope you'll come by and link up to Inspiration Friday tonight!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Looking gorgeous girl. You picked out the purrrfect color and size!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your new tiles. Look wonderful in you sunny kitchen.

Jemsmom said...

Kim, that looks fabulous!!!! I am so geeked for you! You are amazing to take all that on with the new wee one, but now look at it! Fuss and maintenance free! I can't believe I am going to say this, but I think I want tile kitchen floors!! Especially if they look that good!

Karrie said...

Looks awesome! Love the bigger sized tiles!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh girl I have been away from blog land for a while, and didn't even know that beautiful baby was here. Congratulations!!! Your kitchen looks great (even if they removed some vital body parts or cells while in the hospital). You did a great job. Can't wait to see the rest. I have got to snoop around and see if you have any baby pics posted on here.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh!!! It looks great! I love it all....
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. I am having a giveaway...come enter!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Well, look at it this way...you will never forget what year you did those updates in!!

Shelley said...

I love the kitchen floors! Beautiful!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good grief girl what are you smoking!! you just had a baby..How ever I do love the new tiles my Dear friend and Cole will love those to crawl on in a few months..How is the little guy doing..don't they grow so fast I bet he smiles all the time now..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kim, I love your new floor. I don't know how you have renovations going on and taking care of a new baby!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

You may think you have lost some brain cells to tackle this now, but your choices are still excellent so they obviously didn't take out the important ones! LOL! I love everything you've done so far! It looks wonderful! Your bakers rake looks great too! I love the arrangement of the dishes on there. Can't wait to see the bathroom! Go Mama! :))

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Please don't take this as being rude, I really don't mean for it to. Why don't you try taking all of the items from the top of your hutch and move them to the bottom and the bottom ones to the top. You could add some apples to the big bowl when you bring it down for color. The arrangement is so pretty and it would look great if it was higher more like eye level. The rooster is brown and so is the wood it is on, it will show up better on top. If you have a little book or something you can raise him up on and then put a little greenery at his base he will show up better. Your taller items are on the bottom and you need them on the top. Again, I am sure you played with this a bunch, it is only a suggestion.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Everything looks just lovely! I love the tiles too...and the splashes of red as well as green! ♥

Jodi said...

Gorgeous! It's good to know I'm not the only one who loses brain cells with the birth of each of my children.

Kristine~Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

It looks wonderful! the large tiles are so great...I say the less grout the better! Your home is beautiful. Sometimes we work better when we have more on our plate than when we have nothing on our plate, don't you think? You probably never have nothing on your plate with 3 kids...I know! lol

Have a great weekend.

Country Dreaming said...

It's ok!
When I moved to Kansas 13 years ago, not only did we move me over here, we also planned our wedding
AND Ken thought we could paint the WHOLE outside of the house in 2 weeks. NOT!!! :)

Melinda

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The new floor looks great. They are similar to mine and oh so easy to clean!

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Your kitchen is really lovely. You've added some really great touches.I loved reading about your new baby-life is full of wonderful suprises.I've often wondered what it would be like to have a baby now that my daughters are almost grown....I bet it's wonderful.

Thank you for visiting me at Brambly and following. I'm looking forward to following you on your blissful journey. Take care.

Ann-Marie

CAS said...

I really like the new look & totally understand the practicality of tile over wood. Do I think you're just a wee bit crazy to be doing this with a brand new baby in the house? Well, maybe just a tad, but did the same kind of wacky things when our kiddoes were little. Hey, selling a home that we just finished remodeling to be exactly what we wanted for our retirement years & buying another that will require some remodeling is probably pretty wackadoodle to most of our friends! I guess maybe you & I are kindred spirits.
CAS

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

The floor looks great! Love the rooster tassel too.
So glad I stopped by today!
Your new follower,
A :)

Kristens Creations said...

Your new floors look beautiful!! My floors are very similar to yours and they really don't show dirt. You're right though...wood shows every piece of grass! I am constantly sweeping in the hall and living room. Great choice for your kitchen!!!

Libby said...

Thanks for visiting Light of the Home! I am your newest follower!

Designs on 47th Street said...

I too love your tile floor. My daughter (with 3 little boys) has a similar tile and she loves the low maintenance. Your decor is so pretty...just my style ;)
Thanks for your visit and congrats on your darling little baby boy.
Donna

Jessica said...

Love the floors!!

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Brenda Kula said...

I do love those tiles! If I had my way the entire house here would be tiled. Easier to clean. And the wider tiles means less grout cleaning!
Brenda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kim, I love the tile you chose and it really lightened up your kitchen. I have hardwoods floors in my kitchen so I understand you wanting to replace them with tile. They are difficult to keep clean and every little thing knicks or scratches them. Thanks for joining my party.
xo,
Sherry

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

The tiles are just beautiful! Great color that will go with everything. The grout color looks great too! Just make sure it is sealed so you won't have to keep scrubbing it all the time. I am currently in the process of cleaning my kitchen grout...not fun.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Kim...thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment about my fireplace. Paint does make a difference! I like your blog...your dining room looks a bit like mine with the traditional furniture. I wish I had your wood floors! Nice to meet you. ~Ann

Melissa Miller said...

Kim the new floors are gorgeous!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

This is a FABULOUS redo!!!
Thank you for linking it up at Whassup!!! Hope to see you again this week!

xoxokara

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Oh my gosh, Kim....I love your kitchen! I think we have the same plaid fabric on our kitchen chairs. I just recovered them in January. My fabric is called Burgess Plaid in Antique Red....do you know the name of yours?