Monday, March 26, 2012
All that needs to be done as far as flooring goes on the main floor is the entry way . Well the carpet will be replaced with pine in the dining room , living room and family room over the summer.
So since we wanted to try some flooring designs in the living and family rooms we figured we could try out something special in the powder room, a tester of sorts.
In case you are wondering it was hard to do , I have no instructions and now I know why it's so hard to find instruction on this type of project. It is time consuming and requires all of your attention while doing an install like this , no time for a photo summary and instructional here, sorry. All I can say is we used a speed square and laid the insets on a 45 degree angle. OK one tip , putting in the frames should be done after the diagonals are in place, we had to remove the vertical pieces during the install to get the angled pieces in.The horizontal framing around the room was installed before the insets and didn't create a problem at all. OK one more tip , start with a triangle and install them tongue out .
Would you ever try this???
Do you like it , we love it ?
I insisted we had to remove the toilet and sink that was interesting , the toilet looked heavy!!! And it was a good thing we did because without the toilet and sink it was tight working in there.
Now I can paint... I am not going to put back the pedestal sink. I am going to try and make something special , who needs a sink , we will rough it with hand sanitizer for a little while.
We used twin fitted sheets to cover our tv's to prevent dust from getting at them, they worked very well.
Yes we will be adding a shoe moulding and quarter round, but not till after the staining is completed .
I must go and try to clean this place up and put away the piles and piles of tools.Bye for now.