Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sweat Equity!!

Cost of Tile and Supplies - A lot!!
Blood (literally) Sweat (lots of it) and Tears (itchy eyes from the really bad cold I had) - A couple years of my life.
Achey muscles - Another couple years of my life.
Time - 4 long days (keep in mind I had a bad cold too)
Cost of several diet Cokes - $20.

But the satisfaction of laying my own tile (with the help of mom and Riley) - Priceless!!

This past weekend (Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun.) my mom came up to Logan to help me lay the tile in our house. It was a lot of work, and I wondered what was I thinking several times, but now that its done I love it. On Thursday and Friday my mom and I got busy buying literally 1 ton of tile and laying it in our house. I seriously couldn't have done it without my mom's help. She kept me working hard and worked about 20 times harder than I did. We had a blast - most of the time. Then on Saturday and Sunday, Riley and I grouted the tile. It was an easier job than laying it, but I was so sick and sore and tired that it took us longer than it should have.

They put the brick on the house - now the exterior is almost complete!
Here is the tile in the kitchen before the grout.

Here is Riley grouting away!!

This is the entryway tile

And here is the kitchen's tile!! I thought it turned out really good.
This week they are installing the trim and painting the house. I'm getting so excited to live here - hopefully this last little bit goes fast.


Hollie said...

Good for you Brittney! It looks awesome. Excited for it to be done for you guys!

mary said...

It looks beautiful Britt, good job! There is such a satisfaction that comes with doing it yourself. The finish-work goes by way fast, it's so much fun to see new little things every day.

Rhiannon said...

Wow, it looks great! I'll remember how good you two are at it if I ever need tile work done!