We also went back and forth between splitting the cuts (meaning to have the grid centered on the floor and have cuts on all sides) and working from a corner (which is obviously what we chose to do). Our reasons for choosing to work from a corner were three-fold. First, it ended up looking the best. Had we centered the grid on the floor, we would have been left with itty bitty cuts on either side. This way, we have no cuts on the two most seen sides, and half-ish cuts on most other sides. The second reason we chose to work from a corner was that it was easier. Pat had to make exactly half as many cuts as he would have otherwise. The third reason was to save our marriage. Just kidding...after I surprised Patrick that morning with a triple grande double-blended white mocha frappuccino, he was putty in my hands. I probably could have gotten him to lay the floors on a diagonal if I so pleased. Which I didn't. But he did vacuum the dog hair off the floor. I wonder if a quad venti frap would get me a clean office...
Once we were safely (obviously not safe from pie) out of the house, Pat opened up this bad boy:
original checklist for the kitchen: You'll notice I've now crossed through some items and added new ones in red.
-Repaint the stovetop-
-Convince Patrick that our refrigerator needs to live where the stove is and we need a new stove/oven/vent hood for the island
-Reupholster dining chairs
-Build window seat-
-Install recessed light over sink
-Find shallow drawer pulls
-Finish painting trim (including column)
-Touch up paint
-Upgrade electrical switches and outlets to GFCI
-Find/DIY art for wall behind table
-Stencil or otherwise decorate the soffit.
-Overcome my claustrophobic tendencies and invite thirty people over for a human game of chess.
Okay, that last one is never gonna happen. But night before last, I was a knight and Pat was a bishop, and I totally kicked butt. Boo-yah.
Have you been working on your house lately? Or eating pie? Or manipulating your spouse with highly addictive sugar and caffeine-laden beverages?