It’s been a really hectic week over here. I thought I could get a painting in, but I am glad I didn’t push it. I haven’t been feeling the best (pregnancy-wise) and Greta, Charly and I were stuck in the basement all week while the particle board sub-floors covered in mortar were being torn up upstairs.
We’re so glad we opted to hire out the job. We found a great handyman on Craigslist with a reputable website and lots of positive reviews. He charged $40/hr and over the course of three days (just over 14 hours total) was able to get the floor cleared. He finished the job yesterday afternoon and I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to have a quiet house and cleared floors today.
Unfortunately, the plywood subfloors aren’t in as great condition as we hoped. “They’re ookkayyy,” Todd the handyman said, “but I would really think about putting another 3/8″ down.” Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but Chris was thinking we may want to anyway. (There may have been some tears on my end.)
So while we’re still not ready to start laying the floors, (gotta finish cleaning up a bit, lay 3/8″ plywood or OSB, and then the hardi-backer board first) they were delivered this week! And for the sake of restoring confidence that we’ll get there, we busted open a box and dry-laid a few of the faux-wood tiles.
We. love. them. And wouldn’t you know it, just seeing them temporarily in place, has really given us a second wind. It helped us visualize what we’re working toward and that we are, in fact, getting closer regardless of the demo-field that currently surrounds us. We’ll get there.We’re getting there.
Happy Friday, friends! Any projects (large or small) happening at your place this weekend?