Saturday, February 28, 2009
Instead of visiting warm locales or dropping in on loved ones during my spring break, I will be cuddling up to the kitchen backsplash. It's high time we start wrapping up the many items on the kitchen punch list. I look forward to tiling - I feel like I've seen it done enough times on TV that it almost seems second nature but of course I've learned never to say that something is easy. Our fabulous friend-made-hardware-store, Paul, loaned us the trowel and float. He also offered the tile saw he has but I was admittedly freaked out. I think I'll deal with the tile cuts a bit later. Anyway, I'll pick up the tiles today or tomorrow and then I'll update you with my progress next week.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
When Paul and I installed the new cork floor in the kitchen we had to remove the existing thresholds. This one, going from the kitchen to the dining room, is now a problem. I think we didn't quite extend the floor as far as we should have and now the existing threshold is not wide enough to cover the expanse from the end of the cork to the finished floor. Unfortunately, they don't seem to make them wide enough. Any thoughts on how to find a threshold that fits? I'm getting pretty tired of looking at this unsightly mess.