In the laundry room floor saga, the last I reported on was that I was either convincing or already convinced Dan that we needed to buy tile that looked like wood.
Today we decided to look at a local discount store and see what the selection was. It was miserable. The lowest cost tile was about $2.00 a square foot in the clearance bins with just enough of that tile to do a 4 square foot room. Noooot gonna do it. So we left and went to Home Depot today to finish buying enough mud to complete the laundry room. Then we thought, "Hey, while we're here, why don't we look at their wood-tile selection?" It was all pretty expensive, and Dan complained that if we bought it, we would need to redo the kitchen flooring as well because the transition between one room and another would be awkward if we didn't.
We found a pretty tile that was in a plank shape but wasn't a wood texture. So the compromise began. I said I could live with it and he sort of liked it too. We grabbed one tile and walked around looking for backsplash-ish tile to match it and blend in on the floor. Eventually the clearance pile appeared in our sights. After circling twice, we found a tile that was LESS THAN 10 DOLLARS A BOX. With 9 boxes (less than 100 dollars) we could tile our entire room. And it looked very similar to the one we already decided we could live with. We bought that tile, so that's that! And now another stress is down. Tonight is a FINISH THIS DAMN MUDDING SO WE CAN MOVE ON WITH LIFE night and tomorrow is pure sanding. Yay.
My "New" House Blog
I've never purchased a house, haven't a clue what I'm up to, but I still plan on doing home improvement projects that reflect my personality and sense of design.
In keeping with my need for record-keeping, all of my achievements and mistakes will be broadcast here (preferably more achievements and less mistakes). Hopefully this will offer insight to those trying to do what I've gone through!
I came from a family that valued education. (For the record, getting a degree in design was not part of that "value in education" piece.) I pursued my degree anyway and now am pushing towards my dream of becoming a craftsperson, using the house I'm buying as a practice run!