Category Archives: Walls & Floors

What Tutorials Don’t Say About Refinishing Wood Floors

I’m happy AND angry. – Ralph Wiggum The next step in the upstairs remodel was refinishing the floors. Kevin previously wove salvaged flooring into the existing boards, so now we have actual flooring throughout the upstairs. We decided to do … Continue reading

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Hey, Look! Tile

Just do it do it do it NOW! – Mr. Burns On the FIFTH of JANUARY, I posted this photo on our Facebook page: I then learned that the shower door was taller than the top row of tile, so … Continue reading

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Nice Shower Niche, Part 2

Yes, it has been a while, but I’m back! Part 1 ended with the niche secured flush with the shower wall and (hopefully) waterproofed. Next: tiling! As discussed in Part 1, I installed the niche once I had the tiles up far … Continue reading

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The Course of Tiled Walls Never Did Run Smooth

Marge: I have an idea. Homer: What? What’s your idea? Marge: When my father was first trying to catch my mother’s eye, he sent her a box of candy with his photo in it. After that, she never forgot him. … Continue reading

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Nice Shower Niche, Part 1

Marge: What if something goes wrong? Homer: What if? What if I’m taking a shower and I slip on a bar of soap? Oh my god, I’d be killed! So, this upstairs bathroom. It has plumbing and a floor, but … Continue reading

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Walling and Waterproofing the Shower

Water, water, everywhere, so let’s go have a drink! – Homer Simpson The primary mission of a shower is to get you clean. The associated mission–especially when the shower is on an upper floor–is to contain the water necessary to … Continue reading

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Bathroom Floor Tiling Dos and Don’ts

Ned: Floor feels a little gritty here. Moe: Yeah we ran out of floorboards there, so we painted the dirt. Pretty clever! – The Simpsons DO! 1. Plan the pattern. For larger tiles, the experts say to start from the center. … Continue reading

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My Bad

Things were said, mistakes were made. Let’s end this madness and get on with our lives. – Homer Simpson Best first line of a YouTube instructional video ever: “If you’re lookin’ at this video, that means you made a mistake like … Continue reading

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Picking White Paint

Paint my chicken coop!!!!! – Abe Simpson As the loft progressed, we decided to try soft white walls in the bedroom and reading room. I want to bask in all the fresh light. But white paint is tricksy. What if it comes … Continue reading

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Rock

Welcome to Rock-n-Roll Fantasy Camp, where you’ll experience the complete rock-n-roll lifestyle without the lawsuits and STDs. And remember rule #1: There are no rules! Rule #2, no outside food. – Mick Jagger When I was in high school theater, … Continue reading

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