Kitchen Reveal! My New Cork Floors!

When we moved into our house it had orange shag carpet and dark brown wood walls. Everywhere. The kitchen was no exception. The darkest room in the house! Since the whole house needed a facelift we decided to do a cosmetic makeover in the kitchen. We painted the cabinets white, got new silver drawer pulls and then....nothing. We were debating floors, counter tops etc. Finally we decided on cork floors.


Here's the before pic:


This was what was underneath the yellow and brown stained glass pattern linoleum. Yes, doo doo brown checkerboard linoleum! YUCKO!


Now look at my new cork floors!!


Not only does it hide dirt but it's warm and soft! Shelby our dog loves the floors. And what is that peaking out? That pop of canary yellow?




That's right friends, my bamboo chairs! Can you believe someone had thrown these away? Hubby had them redone and painted for us. I LOVE THEM!



Now on to counter tops and wall paper! Let me ask you....here's our Jonathan Adler wall paper.

It's going over the little nook area.


With our canary yellow chairs, and our white table (have to find) what color would you do the counter tops?


Do tell!

13 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

It looks great! Husband reallllly wants cork for our front hall and kitchen. I have never seen it in a house before!

sfitzg2 said...

Love the floors!!!

Melissa said...

Looks great! If we didn't have a cat, I'd totally go for cork floors in the kitchen, but she would scratch it all up!

bevy said...

I have no suggestions, but I LOVE the wallpaper!

Corinne said...

I would do white carrera marble countertops.

Corinne said...

white carrera marble countertops!

Anonymous said...

Banquette for the breakfast nook...love the floors

URBAN BLONDE said...

Love your choices! Match counter to your cupboards so they read as one to let your accessory colors come alive!

(If your chairs were painted the same color as the green in your wall paper you could go with a black countertop and have accents of Kelly green/black and white)

Kate said...

oohlala! LOVE the bamboo chairs!

The Major's Wife said...

Marble for sure!

The Cape House said...

Wow- definitely an upgrade! I love those chairs. The color is beautiful and surprising, and their shape is so delicate.

Jen said...

Hey, I just linked to you on my blog!

thefoodinista said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see the wallpaper and counters. As someone with marble in her kitchen, I would recommend checking out silestone—marble is a challenge if you actually cook in your kitchen and you can't put anything hot on it (or god forbid fruit or anything with acid).

Also, thought you would love this vintage shop I discovered when visiting my inlaws in Gulf Stream Fla a few weeks ago: circawho.com