Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Reminder, Some Fun, Renting BIG Tools

To remind people of where our current project started i dug up some photos from the first day in our home. We did a pretty serious deep clean and as you can see not a lot of improvement. 

In the sunroom was some glass block that fills in a corner. They were nasty and dingy, someone tried to paint the mortar and well we didn't like the glass block very much. We thought of replacing them but when we priced out new glass block we were shocked to learn they are about $10 a piece and only go up from there. We talked about replacing them with something else or taking it out all together but figured that it would kill some of the character of the home so we left them. This last week after doing some work we decided we were tired of ugly glass block and we bought some grout and well they look great... almost new! Check it out.

In the midst of all our craziness i was able to get out and go snowboarding for the first time this season. It was a blast and it made me want to do it more... which i will. 

After the fun was over I had to get back to work. We repainted the ceiling and on wednesday rented this bad boy. We almost paid someone to professionally sand our floors but decided i was just as capable as someone who has way more experience and actually knows what he his doing. We probably saved a ton of money and i got to use a BIG tool... go me! I would recommend renting, this thing was easy to operate and i didn't mess up the floors. 
Check back soon as the final results will be posted on Monday.

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