Friday, March 20, 2009

Focusing on the kitchen

I am tremendously, unbelieveably inspired by this kitchen. In fact, I'm presently in danger of shorting out my keyboard because I'm completely unable to stop drooling like a fool.

And thus, I am going to re-create this kitchen if it kills me (and possibly all around me). Now it looks to me like those floors are painted. And that's a good solution but I'm not 1000% sure how that will hold up at the beach. We have a lot of sandy feet shuffling through our kitchen daily. Also, I'm not completely sure what is lurking under the absurdly hideous (and even burn/melted in places) 1970's vinyl floor we have now. I'd cut to a shot of it and somehow blend in that terror music from the Shower scene from "Psycho" but I'm not that technologically advanced and by now it's probably shrieking in the back of your head anyway. . .

So, any-whooo, I have come up with an alternative in case my painting doesn't work. The most lovely company called Amtico (I have a perma-crush on their vinyl Teak and Holly yacht flooring which is weird b/c I'm not your typical vinyl floor type of gal) has a product called Polar Ice Vinyl. It's 12x12 glue down vinyl squares that simulate glass tiles. You can get ones that look like 12x12 tiles or beveled to look like 1"square tiles. They are gorgeous- just look.

Now the color I need is actually called Polar Glass Pacific and I think I'd go with the big 12x12 tiles I don't have a shot of them in action but here's the color. I think its spot on.

The only thing is that they're expensive. Like really expensive. Something in the neighborhood of $9 per square foot (which is not the kind of neighborhood I can afford to live in) so let's hope the painting works out. :) I can live with the so-so white appliances I already have and I can paint my cabinets etc white but I will not go on without that floor. Period.

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