If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Sunday, November 21, 2010

One way to spend a weekend....

Friday evening,  move all the furniture out of living room.  Then rip up the "white" carpet, tack strip and pads.  
Buy a big pile of supplies - many boxes of tiles, a saw. things to measure with, buckets, rags. sponges. grout, mortar, spacers, gloves, knee pads -


take all your furniture and smush it into other rooms -

more displaced furniture...

Be very happy and thankful that your hardworking son comes to help -I think "help" does not even describe how much work he did, he was so willing and did everything he could

We started just before 8 a.m. Saturday morning,  this end of the room has straight sides and it went pretty fast.

That end of the room has several angles and nooks and took lots more measuring and cutting.

The last tile was laid in place just about 3 Saturday  afternoon. 


The mortar dried overnight.
Then today,  we grouted it and cleaned the grout.  Later this evening,  we moved some the furniture back in.

Sorry, there are not "after" pictures.  We've put some things back but this house is no way ready for pictures.

Tiling is hard and messy,  not difficult though and no prior experience is really necessary.  However, we are sore and tired after completing this job.  Having the house in disarray is uncomfortable too
But we all feel really satisfied we accomplished this.

and NO MORE big jobs that involve any major effort will be going on at this house for quite some time.   

11 comments:

  1. Wow, what a wonderful job, and such a wonderful son. We are thinking of putting in tile. Spent way too much money 5 years ago putting in Pergo. One roof leak and it all needs to be replaced:-(

    Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving

    blessings,
    jilly

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  2. I'm glad to see that the floor is progressing...it must be SO much work, I can't even imagine. How nice that you have a good son to come and help you, you obviously raised him right.
    I'm looking forward to seeing "finished" photos.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  3. Oh yes, it is work! We've done some tile laying in our home, too...but the finished product is so nice!

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  4. I remember when we tiled our little master bath - like you said, it's not difficult, but it is hard work. I'm anxious to the see those "after" photos and hear how you like it! :o)

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  5. WOW!!!! Looks real nice! You are just getting new floors all over. It is a job but will be so enjoyable when done.

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  6. Looks good even "in progress" ... I hope you all enjoy the finished result! Yes, helpful sons are WONDERFUL. :)

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  7. Rhonda, you are way more ambitious than me! I'm sure the hard work will pay off and be beautiful.

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  8. How wonderful to see a post from you and that the tiling is finished! Now, enjoy your new floors!!

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  9. Beautiful job! I think I'll hire your son to do our floors. ;-)

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  10. Wow what a big job. But oh so pretty.
    I miss your frugal post.:) I miss you too. However I know you are so very busy right now.
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  11. That looks great (and like a LOT of work). You have a good son. :)

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Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda