Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Distressed Hickory Floor

I promised PJ Geek that I would post a photo of the distressed hickory floor we installed last weekend. Here is is. I am so proud. A photo of the finished guest room will be up next week. The guests have already moved in and the room with not be vacant for a few days.

The window treatment is not yet complete. Right now you can see the blinds and then ribbons with bits of blue sea glass. This is called 'window jewelry' and will sit on top of the shear panels that will eventually be purchased along with an accent drape. Unless I go crazy and change my mind.

Speaking of distress: I was food shopping with my guests last night and we found a new Lays potato chip flavor: Cappuccino. Imagine a potato chip that tastes like coffee, cinnamon and thin potato crisp with just the barest hint of sweetness. I am a coffee-anything lover or rather, I thought I was. I do not like a cappuccino flavored potato chip. Not at all.

How about naming potato chips what they really are: refined cooking oil & sodium flavored potato chips.



PJ Geek said...

Ah, Very Nice! Thank you. I like that word 'distressed' when it comes to wood or flooring or furniture. Otherwise, not so much.

Rebecca said...

*High five* on the floor!! Looks beautiful!! ...and those chips don't even sound good! I mean atleast the chocolate covered ones sounded tastey...that just sounds awful!!

dupster said...

Hi Jane! I remember reading your blog back when I was on my journey to lose 178 pounds. Somewhere I lost it, but am glad to have found you again! I hit my goal of 160 lbs. on April 15, 2011, and eventually dropped another 10 pounds and stayed at 150 for over two years. Last Thanksgiving/Christmas season I started slipping and by the time I got back on the scale in the middle of June, I was back up to 182. I joined a Diet Bet (my first one) and lost the 4%, by .3 pounds, losing 7.6 pounds, so I got my money back, and also got my determination back. This encouraged me to try to lose another 7 pounds this month by joining Chris & Heidi Powell's Diet Bet. I'm glad I found your blog again (through Sean Anderson, who relapsed like we did), because it's good to read about all the emotions we go through as we justify eating too much, and the wrong foods, and how much harder it is to get the pounds BACK OFF. I'm down 11 of those 32 pounds I gained and working hard to get back to 150 pounds, and be able to wear those size 10's that I was able to wear for almost three years. I will be following your wise words because I feel like we are in the same place, fighting this never-ending battle. Do you still go to OE? I'm thinking about joining.