Sunday, February 26, 2006

Laying the Italian...

...tile.

Gotcha!  Made you look, didn't I?  Ha!

Okay, so Sam and I spent the better part of yesterday getting the kitchen and dining room floor prepped for the new tile.  And last night our bodies reminded both of us we are no spring chickens!!!!!  Oh, those old bones!  Those nagging old bones are slowing us down.  It was a lot of work and after removing the second flooring we both decided to just leave the original and build on top of it.  There are many photos, so I made a couple of collages to document our progress so far.

 

We didn't get the tiles laid yet.  So far we are just testing the size to determine the best way to lay the first tile.

Secretly, I think Sam enjoys these projects since it gives him a chance to whip out his immense supply of tools, most of which I (and the girls) have purchased for him.  It's times like this that I think maybe I should invest in Makita and DeWalt stock.  LOL!  I even got to whip out my little drill to remove some the old screws.  Yea!!!

Today, we move on to the kitchen area which means the stove and refrigerator are going back to the dining room, again.  Time to tear up the old lino and get the rest of the Hardi-backer installed.

I'll be back...

 

9 comments:

labdancer51 said...

Hi Dona, it will be lovely once it`s finished, it IS hard work though.  I did wonder a bit at the title but decided to keep an open mind...lol! :o)))

Sandra xxxxx

stupidsheetguy said...

I like the work-in-progress! Looks like a good construction team is on the job!

The worst part: figuring out just how and where to place that first tile...good luck! Keep us posted.


Jimmy

dcmeyer420 said...

Yay to DIY! The pics tell the rest of the story. Yes, men do enjoy whipping out their tools. LOL.  

robinngabster said...

Wow, what a project. Looking good though.

queenb8261 said...

We have decided to tile the kitchen and dining room also.  I just don't think Rich has the time or the inclination.  I think I had that same stuff (from WHAT decade) back in the mid 70s  in my other house!!  Cool.  Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.n Barb  

karebear4x4 said...

Too much work for me!   glad it's you...lol~kbear

randlprysock said...

Oh it looks just beautiful!  You two seem to work well together like Rob and I!  Hugs and great progress!
Lisa

shayshaydc said...

I'm jealous that you are remodeling!!! We need to do that!! Oh and that dark flooring is really bad............. maybe 1960??? lol.... Thanks for sharing!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

demandnlilchit said...

I would love it and me and the DH could do home improvements together, I'm afraid we end up in divorce court if we ever tried though! lol