Sunday, November 16, 2008
The Old Kitchen
If you live in an old house, you know that all of the rooms have names. Such as the old kitchen, the kitchen, the greenhouse porch, etc. Keeping in that theme the buildings also have names. Freezer house, shed, old barn, garage. You get the picture. Our house was built by my husbands grandfather for his new bride in the thirties. As their family expanded, so did the house. When they found out they were having twins after having four kids, they built a new kitchen. Hence, the "old kitchen". They left the old sink and one row of floor to ceiling cabinets. This is how we got an awkward area with a bonus sink. Now it is merely a pass-through to the kitchen or the office. Before we moved in eight years ago, the hubs and the father-in-law tried to rip up the old linoleum. As usual in an old house, there was more than one layer, and the bottom one had a black felt that wouldn't come off of the pine floor. Fast forward to now. The floor has remained "as is" until yesterday. The hubs rented two different sanding machines and went to town. The black stuff...... well it stayed on the floor and gummed up the sand paper. We pulled out chisels and grinders and the black stuff stayed put. The solution? Today the hubs is putting in laminate flooring like what we have in the kitchen. Oh, it won't be easy. Nothing is level or plumb around here. Stay tuned.