Friday, January 21, 2022

Pony House Kitchen: What a Difference a Day Makes

Just like Hick to get the Pony House kitchen floor done the day after I wrote my pictorial! Had I known this was a one-day job, I would have waited. Hick had two versions of the laminate flooring. Light and dark. He sent me a picture with samples, asking my opinion.

 
At first I said the light laminate. But once I looked at the picture on HIPPIE's big screen, compared to my phone screen, I saw that it was not quite a match for the cabinets. And also, even if it matched, that would be TOO MUCH of the same color. Good thing Hick and The Pony have a more discerning eye. They both chose the dark laminate right away.

It turned out better than I expected.

 
The refrigerator will go beside the stove. The counter thingy will have shelves on the front side, and open in the back to put two stools under. Hick already got the stools. It's one of the first auction things he bought for Pony House.

We still owe The Pony his Christmas present of a microwave. Hick is planning to get one that goes over the stove, as Pony requested. It will have the venting for a hood underneath it, like the one we have in our own kitchen. So that white range hood will go away. I asked Hick why he put it up if he was planning on the microwave, and he said, "It's no big deal. Two screws will take it down."

Still painting to do in the kitchen. It's starting to look like a home.

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    1. It is turning out better than I expected!

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  2. I like the dark wood bettter, too. This is looking cozy. Hey, my blog is now back. I am a miracle worker.

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    1. I need to know how you solved your problem!

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  3. It sounds like you all are skating now. I remember the early days.

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    1. Still some plumbing work needed under the house. But most of what is left to be done will give Hick some pictures to brag with.

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  4. Looks really nice! I would have gone for the dark also.

    Hick got the stools...tee hee!

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    1. Heh, heh! Hick put his stools away, and has been saving them for MONTHS to give The Pony.

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  5. What a difference a floor makes! It's almost move-in ready.

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    1. The Pony WISHES it was that close! Hick said he could move his kitchen stuff into the cabinets any time.

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  6. WOW! This is impressive. What is the backsplash? My new place has some cabinets over the peninsula that divides the kitchen and living room. They have doors on both sides. I will be taking the doors facing the living room off and closing it with some cheap lightweight wood. I have been looking at some peel and stick wallpaper that looks like shiplap. We are putting the TV there since the location designated for the TV would only accommodate a very small TV. Who needs cabinets to open on both sides with glass doors so you can see all the stuff crammed in there?

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    1. The backsplash is Marlite, according to Hick. It comes in 4 x 8 sheets like plywood. It's like that teacher-white-board stuff that Hick put in Bathroom 2, but this has the little square pattern on it. Easy to put up. Waterproof. Easy to wipe off.

      I agree with your plan. Nobody needs to be looking through your cabinets!

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