Our house is thirty years old and since we've moved in almost three years ago, we've consistently picked away at the outdated details. Some rooms got a paint job while others got new flooring and all the light fixtures were replaced, but no room got a complete makeover. Apparently the unseen details like the heating system, ceptic system and insulation are more important than matching color schemes and modern décor. Psh! Who says?
I have a long list of things I want to change around here, and they are all big projects. Projects that take time and patience, which I don't always have when it comes to home improvements. I've pinned, I've researched, I've talked to the pros and I've kept our local hardware store in business... Finally, it's time!
- Painting the foyer walls
- Priming and painting the foyer door and trim.
- Refinishing ceramic tile flooring which includes sanding, TSP washing, 2 X priming with an oil based strong adhesive, 2X painting with a semi-gloss top coat and 2X sealing with a water based urethane.
... Preparing the surfaces are the hardest part. We've been working hard since midweek and nothing says progress like strained hamstrings, a sore back, callused palms and a messy house. Thankfully I'm so high off paint fumes I couldn't care any less.
Wish me luck!