Wednesday, October 27, 2010


So, I am slacking with getting up pix of the finished floors.. hmm. I guess it is b/c we jumped right into a few 100 additional projects and our house is a mess. Our fabulous flooring is covered in a thick layer of sawdust and a few other items.

But I do have some funny pix of my Halloween puppies :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Floor Project

Sooooo .. there were tears, there was blood.. but we did it! After a little hard work and what seems like a zillion hours, we have finally ALMOST finished our concrete floors.

First, let's take a look at the before pix...

Here we are working on the floors...

I could not be happier with the results! They still need the top coat and the stain is going to darken a little.. so stay tuned for those pix!

Look how good my bathroom mirror will look with the floors once we finish the bathroom!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Haunted House Progress

Just kidding.. but all these pix have little dust specs.. or Orbs, if you watch ghost shows. tehe.

bedroom 1.. I can't resist showing my story of how hard it is to cover up stripes! I didn't go with the Valspar Paint/Primer combo.. I heard it didn't work as great as the commercial brags. So I did 4 coats of primer.. then one coat of paint. Now that is a lot of primer! ... NEVER paint stipes on your walls.

Then there is the hardwood floors.. It was not problem for me, b/c Brady didn't think I'd be stong enough to run the drumb sander, so I got to watch!.. Actually, I took a finishing brush to all the paint lines that bled through the painters tape and sanded the bathroom linen cabinets that I will be painting black!
Anywho, if you ever need to re-finish hardwood floors, a drumb sander is the only way to go! We did everything in less than 5 hours.

And here is the finished (well half finished) result of the kitchen addition. :)