Monday, December 22, 2008

Warning....do not start a project the week of Christmas!

I actually logged this post last night, but for some reason it didn't publish.....

P and I purchased tile and a new floor for our main bathroom. I had the grand idea of painting the vanity and cupboard in there, which I have to say has turned out to be the easiest part of the project! Sunday we set to do the tile above the tub enclosure. Problem was...we couldn't remember the pattern we were using. There was a whole issue about special order tile color, etc. We took a trip to pick up 2 more tiles I believe I needed and a tile cutter. After we FINALLY decided on the pattern we realized we did not have enough of two of the colors. We did the main wall and left side and decided I would make a trip to Homedepot today at lunchtime. We counted twice and figured out the number of tiles we needed.....then tonight went to finish the right wall and realized I was short ONE TILE in off-white....seems I had an extra green...no clue how I did that, but luckily C was out and stopped and got us the tile we needed. At this point we took to pulling up the floor....now we believed that when we had this installed over 20 years ago (what was I two????) that the floor was not glued....wrong! The entire thing was glued....crap. We had to pull up the baseboards (which I painted to match the vanity) and then P started with the floor....the entire time muttering....I DID NOT WANT TO DO THIS TWO DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS. After all these years of marriage I know to just keep working along side him and not say much. So we got almost the entire floor and glue layer up...but......now tomarrow he will have to work alone as I have to go to work. Tomarrow night we also need to grout the tile and rehang the shower doors.

Update - Tuesday 3:25pm - The old floor and subfloor are out and P has started putting down the new floor. Hmmmm, wonder if he could finish before I get home at 5:30????

5 comments:

Eduardo said...

I hope everything goes well!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Magnolia Sun said...

Wow hopefully he finished the project before you got home. That doesn't sound like a fun job but I'm sure it will look good when it's finished.

"M" said...

I hope we get to see the before and after pictures!!

The Devil Dog said...

Uhhhh, nice job! Is it a tile floor, or wood? Can't wait to see the photos. Too bad mom wasn't there, she could help P have it finished in no time.

Roxy

girlville said...

i hope by now as i read this the floor is done! makes my frustration making a pair of last minute christmas pj's last nite seem like small potatoes!

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