Starting on Friday, 4/18, I’m going to attempt to remodel my kitchen in 5 days. With some luck, beer and a lot of hard work, I’ll complete it by 4/22, end of day. Each evening, I’ll document my progress. Here is my final update, #5 (4/22/2014).
I gave myself 5 days to complete my project. I got close, but didn’t quite finish. The big hangup was scraping all of the old tile mastic off. This took much longer than expected. A good base is critical to a good tile job. I’ll have to finish the tile over the weekend.
Being able to lay tile is a great skill to acquire because all of the money is tied up in the labor. Even our beautiful, 18″ travertine tiles were only 2$/foot. There is nothing like taking an old vinyl floor and putting beautiful tile in. Huge improvement, cheap and not difficult.
Now, I must admit that I allowed myself a 6th day. So, I could finish the work tomorrow. To hell with it though; I’m going snowboarding instead! Bye bye house, hello Breckenridge.
I’ll post pictures of the kitchen when completely done. The counter-tops show up on May 8th, so look for an update sometime after that.
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