Well, hello and good morning to you all! This past weekend was the very last link party here on A2D, and as I was talking to Matt about the change on my blog, he encouraged me to bring back Make It Happen Monday. He never really understood the whole link party thing. 🙂 But he said that he felt like Make It Happen Monday was more “me”…a better fit for my blog, and much more beneficial not only for me, but also for my readers since both bloggers and non-bloggers can participate (unlike link parties, which cater only to bloggers).
I listened, I considered what he said, and I agreed. He’s a pretty smart guy! 😀 So here we are…
So for anyone who may be new around here, let me give you a quick explanation. I envision Make It Happen Monday as a place where we can find encouragement, motivation, and even accountability to get those lingering projects done around our homes. Do you have a guest bedroom that has turned into a storage room that really needs to be cleaned out? Let’s get it done! Do you need to re-roof your house? Pick up that hammer!
See what I mean? In other words, it doesn’t have to be only the “pretty” stuff — the decorating and making pretty accessories. I’m talking about gettin’ stuff around the house done. I’ve got a whole condo full of projects waiting to be finished, and I’m looking for people who will partner with me to motivate and encourage each other.
Are you in? I sure hope so!
So with that said, I actually have progress to report on my kitchen and breakfast room floor!!!!! Oh, happy day! It’s one step closer to being finished.
No, it’s not grouted. 🙂 But that’s the next step. I realized yesterday that before the floor could be grouted, I needed to do a bit of repair work. The tiles under the breakfast table were looking a bit worn because I scoot the table back and forth several times a day as I’m getting up from, and sitting down at the banquette. You can see the white areas where the color had literally rubbed off. (By the way, that brown stuff is paint.)
And then on these two tiles, they had gray marks all over them from the constant back and forth of the table being moved.
Since we live in a condo right next to a university campus, I didn’t want any high dollar flooring, so I used the peel and stick tiles from Home Depot. They’re actually great quality–very heavy and thick–and I’ve been very pleased with them overall. And I really do like the fact that if one gets damaged, they’re not too difficult to replace.
It did take quite a bit of prying to get each tile up. I had put the tile down over a painted concrete floor, so the hardest part of the process was removing all of the paint that was loosened when I pulled up the tile.
It was nothing that a little (or a lot) of scraping couldn’t fix. (And yes, I used a steak knife from the kitchen. Let’s not tell Matt about that, mmmkay?) 😀
So after repeating that six more times, I now have a floor that’s ready for grout!!
No more excuses, and no more dragging my feet. The floor has been cleaned, vacuumed, damaged tiles replaced, and it’s ready for grout. I’ll have it done for next Monday! Heck, I might just have it done by the end of the day today. 😀
So tell me about your project(s)? What do you need encouragement to finish? Let’s help each other out! I’ll be your cheerleader if you’ll be mine.