March 8, 2010

Home Improvement

Our first major house project. It looks amazing, and we didn't get in an argument once! I'm so proud of us on so many levels. It was half way through Saturday when we decided on a whim to tackle this, although I have to say... getting rid of that terrible vinyl has been my dream project since I moved in over 3 years ago. I could scrub that thing down with 20 clorox wipes and it would still look dingy. On Saturday we moved the fridge to the dining room, the stove to the living room, ripped up the vinyl using crowbars, and scraped the glue off of the cement for hours. We also spent two hours in Lowes laying groups of tile all over the aisle trying to decide which one we liked the most. After church on Sunday we dry-laid the tile, made sure it was spaced right and looked good, and then headed back to Lowes to get a few L-shaped tiles cut and to get a tile cutter to do the rest ourselves. As you can see in the pictures, our first few cuts did not go well, but after cracking about five tiles Matt got the hang of it, and we were able to knock out the rest of them pretty quickly. We didn't start mudding the floor and laying the tiles until 8:45pm and we finished at 11:15. I've got a hot pack on my lower back this morning, but I'm sooooo happy with the results. When Matt gets home from work tonight we'll grout it and then we still have to wait a few days before the stove and fridge can go back in. Let's see what kind of meals I can throw together without a stove. Luckly the fridge is plugged in in the dining room, and the weather is nice enough to fire up the grill.

1 comment :