Friday, February 6, 2009

More Home Improvement Fun

I am just waiting on John to get home so we can head to the store. We have high hopes of getting lots done this weekend. The current plan is to get all the trim in the hall primed and painted. In addition, we are going to prime and paint the hall walls. I know we said we were going to just paint the doors in the hall, but plans have changed. We are going to replace all the existing doors with six panel doors. With all the painting that needs done, I don't think we will get the new doors up this weekend. Hopefully, next weekend we can get them up and the new hardware installed. The tile will not be installed until next month. We are having a 25th anniversary party for some friends on the 28th, and I would like the house to be somewhat orderly for the celebration. It will be nice to have a little break before we start laying the tile. We have never done tile before, so I am sure it will be fun. Have a great weekend.


Julie said...

I can't wait to see pictures!!!

As for the tile - my husband and I (okay, really only my husband) made a tile countertop for his parents this summer. He had never laid tile or anything like it before. He happened to have a friend who was able to provide a tile saw and some intruction on how to do it. It turned out beautifully!

I know Home Depot sometimes offers classes on how to lay tile, which might be a big help if you don't know someone who can give you a hand with it.

Kristina said...

We will be buying a tile saw when we start laying the tile. I think John likes to do projects just so he can add to his tool collection. As far as how to lay tile, he has done lots of reading and watched some shows about it. He has never been one to walk away from a challenge. He is always telling me, I saw this in a cartoon once, and I think I can do it. We are planning to do the counter in the bath before we start the floor. I am sure it will be lots of fun. I just have to prepare myself to have the house in a state of disarray for a week or two.