Kitchen Floor Update

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If you’ve been reading this blog, then you know that I am not a fan of my kitchen floor. And while Even Steven says that I should be “grateful that I even have a kitchen floor” – I am not.

I do not like my kitchen floor. I even wrote a letter to it expressing my disgust.

Well – just last week, the inevitable happened. My sweet Simon baby was crawling around and found this chunk that is missing.

And I got there just in time to pull a huge piece of floor out of his mouth. I immediately called Even Steven at work. The conversation went something like this…

Even Steven: Hello?

Me: Emergency. We HAVE to get  a new floor right away. I just found a piece of the kitchen floor in Simon’s mouth. This is serious.

Even Steven: That is serious.

Me: Right. So we can get a new floor, right?

Even Steven: We definitely need to do something. I’ll make some calls when I get home from work.

I was so excited I could hardly contain myself. I was finally getting a new floor. I spent my entire naptime looking at flooring options online.

I called my mom and told her that the kids and I would be spending a few days with her in the NEAR future while we got a new kitchen floor!

The next morning, I was still in bed and  Even Steven was getting ready for work when we had another conversation. It went something like this:

Me: Do you want me to see if your mom can watch the kids this weekend so we can go and pick out a new kitchen floor?

Even Steven: I don’t think we need to do that.

Me: Really? I think it would be easier to make a decision without the kids with us.

Even Steven: I fixed the floor after you went to bed last night. We’re all set.

I went downstairs.

He fixed the floor alright…


Miles was so excited to see how his daddy had “worked so hard to fix the kitchen floor.”

I threw away the yellow duct tape just in case Even Steven decided to use it for any future home “repairs.”


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  1. Gabbie

    November 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm


  2. Maury

    November 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Wow… just wow. Don't you love it when they take home decor as seriously as us?

  3. Mindy

    November 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Hilarious. Men. I feel your pain.

  4. Danee

    November 23, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Oh, honey…..I sympathize…though I am not sure my hubby would have done that, he has cleaned the attic when the company was coming- even though the house was a pig pen he cleaned the attic. The duct take is something my brother-in-law would do. They bought a fix-er-upper 12 years ago and even though the kitchen is a complete disaster- no counter space, cupboards are made of a material I can't even identify, and floor- worse than yours but he chose to put an addition on the garage then fixed up the "florida room" aka porch, then the basement. Still using that horrific kitchen. Men don't always get it. Good luck.

  5. becauseithinkican

    November 23, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    LMAO right now! I feel bad getting such a laugh at your expense!! Literally 5 minutes ago my husband and I said to eachother we should be grateful that we have kitchen counters… they look a bit like your floors… without the tape. I wonder if my hubby will think of that?!

  6. Angela

    November 23, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    This is soooo funny! My honey would so do the same thing! Our dishwasher exploded and my great industrial strength tile is now breaking apart and chipping away. I do feel your pain!

  7. Honey B. Hooligan

    November 23, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    LMAO!!!!! omg. My husband did this!!! I sliced my foot on a cracked cover in our kitchen doorway, Kurt promised to fix the crack (I was hoping he was going to replace it with a nice wood cover)….nope…..(click for the pic of his genius)

  8. [email protected] Not Included

    November 24, 2011 at 12:39 am

    LOL! At least he picked a fun accent color? Maybe you can incorporate it into the rest of your kitchen design? 😉

  9. adventuresindinner

    November 25, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Did I write this post? I have silver on mine right now.

  10. Crooked Scrapper

    November 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Let's just hope he is going to surprise you with a new floor for Christmas? Your birthday? Your anniversey? Good luck. Married for 35 yrs, nothing has changed.

  11. Shannon

    November 26, 2011 at 6:10 am

    At least it's not camo? The poor things are clueless, I swear. Either that, or he is stressed that the holidays are coming and it's not in the budget. Hope the floor fairy comes soon!!

  12. Lucky Loves Home

    November 29, 2011 at 1:00 am

    He must be teasing you!! You need a new floor. I think you should pull some more up and see what he says. LOL. Cheryl

  13. Cuevas77

    November 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I need new living room flooring because of ugly, stained carpet. I found this idea and am considering it as one of my top choices for replacement, especially since money is so tight right now. You might want to check it out She did floor and countertops. I bought the supplies and am going to re-do a table and see how I like it before I tackle the floors!

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    December 1, 2011 at 12:23 pm


  15. Amy

    January 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

    You have more of a kitchen floor than I do. 😉 Tax time is coming, so is my floor!

  16. Amy

    January 4, 2012 at 9:43 am

  17. Anna

    January 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Oh my gosh. You are so right – you totally win! 🙂 Glad you’re getting a new floor this year – but also kindof liking your points of why your plywood floor is so great. Maybe I should give it a try??

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  19. Dominque Sanchez

    September 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    This is probably way late, and you might have gotten a new floor by now, but I just started reading your blog and it sounded a lot like conversations my mom and dad constantly had. One day, when the floor started com up and fall apart, she finally got sick of it and pulled up all the floor herself. Soon, (maybe 2 weeks after) when my dad was sick of walking on wood with bits of adhesive and left over tiles stuck to it, we go a new floor. She did he same thing when she wanted new carpet. Just a thought.

  20. Amanda

    January 15, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Reminds me of the scene in Big Daddy where Adam Sandler just puts newspaper over spills…

  21. Crystal & Co

    February 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Oh my word, our husband’s must be related!

    Love it!

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