Completed projects:

roof, kitchen, master bedroom, main bathroom (sans shower tile), fireplace, hardwood flooring, windows, office, front entry, stairway

Ongoing projects:

shower surround, dapping/painting woodwork, ensuite vanity/lights/mirror, painting outdoor trim, finishing front entry tile work, interior door painting and hardware, decorating

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Plugs, lights and smashed up tiles

So a few things have been transpiring the past few days. Back to work we've gone.

Vic and Pete came and installed this very cool outlet in the kitchen island. I LOVE it! I left the dust in tact for that true reno in action kinda experience. Honestly, it was pretty cool seeing abit of mess happen again.





AND... they finished the under the cabinet lights by hooking them all up. WOW. I kept the microwave light off on purpose to showcase their fine work. Isn't that sharp?



And last but not least, the ugliest job of all, perhaps even to date. There were a few rows of old tile that had to be removed before I could install the new tiles. About 8 rows or so. Hero Vic gave these old nasty things a good hammering, and I followed through with a fancy dancy tool bit loaned to me by Dan, a jackhammer kinda chisel run by my own air compressor. It worked really slick in removing all the old mortar and grout left. Boy was that one dusty job!



I know. He does look tired. I'm glad there weren't many to do because he wouldn't stop when I asked him to. Thanks God, for the incredible strength this man seems to grasp from nowhere. But we know you had a part in it...

I tried smashing tiles and the tool simply happily bounced right back at me without leaving a scratch. So let me tell you, strength and stamina x 1000 was definately required here.



Next? I'll be painting my staircase for ONLY the 3rd time ( first it was sage, then chocolate and now I want it beige. I saw that look...)


Then hopefully staining staircase wood.


And maybe even get ready to finish tiling my floor downstairs if any of the above is delayed.

If I don't repaint the staircase yet again that is.

Thanks Pete and Vic, for helping me with these tasks! They've all made such a tremendous difference.

1 comment:

  1. What would a renovation be without a little.. er a LOT of dust? It is always exciting to see the little improvements. It's nice seeing yours. We're trying to do much of the same in Berlin, Germany. Guess we'll see how it goes. Dust and all.
    Katie

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