Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Monday, December 28, 2009

A New Pantry Floor

Or how to make Mimi crazy.
We've been living with a subfloor in the pantry since we moved in two years ago. We've had the floor tile for the pantry sitting in our garage for a long time but other things needed to be completed that were more important. So Mimi tries to be patient and waits.
Last week, that's the week before Christmas, the Mister decides that the pantry floor should be installed. Today. Ummm. OK. I saw a picture of this floor in a Country Sampler Decorating Ideas magazine in 1999. I've been saving it for ten years! I hoped someday I'd have a place to install this floor.



It's red, pink, and white twelve inch linoleum tile. Not self stick, you have to use adhesive to glue it down.
Please notice the pantry door still needs to be trimmed.
But I do LOVE how it turned out. It really brightens up the pantry don't you think?

37 comments:

Julie Harward said...

VERY CHEERY AND CUTE..YOU'LL BE HAPPY EVERY TIME YOU GO IN THERE! MY PANTRY IS LIKE THIS ONLY BLACK AND WHITE..LOVE IT! Come say hi :D

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Are you kidding me MIMI...that floor is FABULOUS and I must say it is SO YOU!
I guess its the Misters way of decorating for the holidays, only his doesnt have to come down.
Arent you glad you saw the picture of the floor and saved it.
Be bold girl...life's to short not too!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Merry Christmas (late)! Your floor is adorable, it looks just like a gingham checkered table cloth. It was worth waiting 10 years for, wasn't it?

Lorilee said...

Love it! I immediately thought picnic tablecloth!
Blessings,
Lorilee

mimi said...

Oh what a wonderful pantry floor!! It is so bright and happy!! I am finally getting around to reading my favorite blogs and I love how you decorated your sweet cottage for Christmas. I hope you had a special time with your family.
xoxo
Mimi~

Kathleen Grace said...

That is adorable! I used those same kind of tiles but in black and white in our back entry. It is only about 4'x4' but the old grungy linoleum was ripped and just replacing it with the new tiles makes me smile every time I go to that door! Amazing how happy a small change like that can make you. I love how this looks like gingham. I would have never thought of that.

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT Mimi. So fun, yes, it will be so fun to go in there.

Let's plan a day around Bed of Roses again. I haven't been since we were there. Brenda has sent me my copy of Summerset Life, but I am very excited to think about 2010.

Love ya
cindy@stitches

Colette said...

Wow! that is really cute!

joy said...

Mimi Sue, ADORABLE!
Joy

Brenda said...

Love it! It looks great! Cheerful and fun!

In answer to your question:)
Grandma lives in San Luis Obispo through the summer months! We get to have her for our neighbor through the winter months! I love San Luis Obispo! What a great place to grow up!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy New Year!

Aubrey said...

That is so freaking cute. I love it. I didn't know they made those tiles in pink and red--they didn't come from Home Depot did they?

One day, I'm gonna have to take a gander through your idea book. :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Be still my heart!!! That's incredible. I can't get over how happy it is! Have fun enjoying it. : )
M.L.

Robin said...

Adorable, fun and very, very cheerful... love it. Oh and the colors are perfect.

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Very You!
Men are the funnest critters I think! LOL
I LOVE THE FLOOR! Good for you!.....and the door......it'll wait for you! hehe!
Enjoy your day.
Mercy
.....but look, now your DH can cross the floor off his lsit! :-)

Gayle said...

How delightful! It looks just like gingham - I love it!

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

I LOVE IT! How great that is. I love that there are 3 colors! IT is PERFECT!

Cathy said...

Hi Mimi Sue,

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Yup, it is.

Please join me in my very first "Amour Valentine Swap". It's going to be easy, peezy and so much fun.

Just drop on over to my blog for the details, then send me an email if you'd like to participate. The more the merrier.

Thanks,
Cathy

Diane said...

I love it! It's so inviting...I wish My pantry was that big.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Country cute! Love new do it yourself projects! Thanks for your bunny order and I look forward to seeing your next project using the bunnies!

Nicole said...

Boy would I like that pantry! The floor looks great, you have the most adorable house, I just love to drive by it. I hope you have a Happy New Year!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Mimi Sue,
who is looking at the door, when there is such a beautiful floor to look at, what a great job your dh did, i really like the colors of the tile.
And since I haven't been blogging lately I just had to go and see your Christmas pictures and loved everyone of them, and what cute and adorable girls in front of the Christmas tree.
Praying that you and your family will have a most blessed and joy filled New Year.
Sue

Annie said...

So Cute! Seriously, sooooo cute! Love you!!!

Amy Blogs @ River Rock Cottage said...

Wonderful floor! From the looks of it, the wait was worth it!

Lallee said...

Happy New Year!

Your new pantry floor looks wonderful. Gotta LOL at your hubby's timing. Boy could I relate! They just march to a different calendar than we do ;-)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It looks like fabric! BY GOLLY!! I love it.

Heidi Ann said...

I'm pretty sure I have that very same article you saved with that floor- I love it, too. It looks completely fabulous - we need a new kitchen floor in the worst way. I LOVE your pantry!

Sheila said...

CAN I ASK WHERE YOU GOT THESE TILES?? LOVE THEM!

Sheila said...

CAN I ASK WHERE YOU BOUGHT THESE TILES? LOVE THEM!

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