by Joe

How to Polish A Turd

July 17, 2012 in Bedrooms, Dining Room, Living Room by Joe

No matter what you may have heard or read, you really can polish a turd! Or at least come pretty close to disguising it.

I meant to make this post a couple of weeks ago but I ran out of time before things got a bit crazy with our move.

Due to our lack of time and the proper amount of funds to properly get the house in a better condition before moving in, we decided to carpet every room until we could do things properly. Actually we still aren’t 100% set on how we want to lay out things yet anyway.

Went to a place called Century Tile to look at carpet remnants. Saw a couple of things we liked but the place didn’t sell padding, tack strip, or anything for installing. So our money walked out the door. Which as we would find out was a good thing.

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by Joe

Lets Get Dirty!

June 14, 2012 in Dining Room, Kitchen, Living Room by Joe

Gloves, check!

Dust mask, check!

Demo tools, check!

Lets get dirty!

My original plan was to get the dining and living room floors ripped up back down to the hardwood and get them sanded and finished before moving in. We have 3 cats and a dog that would need to be corralled during refinishing and I didn’t want to have to deal with that. Plus we have a huge sectional that is going to be a bear to move around.

What I didn’t plan on was that the bottom most layer of vinyl tile having very very sticky gooey adhesive to deal with. I figured the glue was going to be 50 years old and scrape right up. Ooops, guess not. So what I thought was going to take a week to do has turned into probably 3 weeks of pulling and scraping. Still not even sure the original hardwood flooring in these two rooms can be saved at this point. We’ll have to wait and see how this glue comes off.

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