How Soon Turned Into Four Months…..

Way back in prehistoric times when I began this flooring journey, it seemed like it would be a straight forward project. Then halfway through I changed my mind and wanted prefinished wood in all three spaces. In other words, I got lazy. I even considered hiring the entire job out. I got so frustrated with this floor that I was willing to pay someone thousands of dollars to do the work that I'd been dying to do for three years. That frustration came at one of the worst times possible. Two of my … [Continue reading...]

Subfloor…Condition & Concerns

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On Labor Day, we ripped up the linoleum in the foyer. I was pretty sure that it was going to take a few hours to get it all up but it actually wasn't that bad. I could tell from the step into the family room that the linoleum was glued to a sheet of luan (1/4" thin plywood). Since I've never installed linoleum or sheet vinyl, I assumed that you spread the glue all over the floor and then you roll the linoleum out over the glue and staple it into the corners to hold until it dries. I was so … [Continue reading...]

Lets Confront our Floors

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This may have been the longest time I’ve gone without blogging. To my faithful readers, I do want to apologize. There hasn’t been anything “interesting” going on lately. I’ve spent a ton of time dreaming up new ideas and trying to make decisions. What will my next project be? What do I “want” to do […]

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All Things Bedroom Related Sources

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OK, get your mind out the gutter. This post is about all the things used to remodel my bedroom. It took me so long to finish the room that most of the bedroom sources are spread across several posts. Here I will list where everything came from. Pay special attention to the links. I placed good […]

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TableTop Grill Cart Diy

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Tabletop grill cart diy This was one of those instant gratification building projects. It took me less than two hours to build and it solved my problem of not having a dedicated space for my tabletop grill. When we renovate our outdoor living space, we plan to upgrade our grill to something more substantial. In the […]

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