Saturday, March 31, 2012

What happened this week ?

 Well what happened this week? Well after two days of flooring install last weekend Monday we tried to recover, all this DIY is painful, sore muscles sore knees. Then Tuesday I woke up with some kind of bug that kept me flat out in bed for one entire day , and for the rest of the week I could not eat much at all. But I seem mostly back to normal.
Good thing too because our marble has been ordered and is on its way to our city and should be ready in two weeks. Oh I have some great news to share. Our sink that I had to order which is a single bowl, square edged stainless steel, 16 gauge , deep sink came in way under what it was supposed to. Comparable sinks come in typically around $700 ours came in $330 and it is Canadian made and so so stylish. Amaze Balls!!!

So I was able on Wednesday to hand sand the entire floor with my orbital sander , each joint had to be sanded smooth. I maybe should have rented a big sander but I wanted to use what I had readily available. I duct taped my sander to the shop vac to keep the dust down. And after checking and emptying the shop vac I kept an enormous amount of dust from our environment. It was full of fresh pine dust.
So then onto staining. That was a crazy huge messy job, second guessing my decision there for a minute.
 I have completed one of two coats , its looks a bit chalky and blotchy but after a second coat it will all be extra dark and just what we are looking for . I am looking forward to the end result.

 I started on this little space first , man that stain is messy. I used oil because it spreads and soaks in much better quicker and deeper. But the fumes made me loopy and are ever lasting, major downside. I will have a ton of touch ups to do to my trim.
 You can see how I have the sander taped up to the vac hose , brilliant right, I saw it on a blog , I can not remember which blog.
 This week Sophie chose this super cool light for her bedroom. It is from Rona. Love it , it will look great when the walls are all painted.
One major even occurred this week , grade 8 graduation dress shopping. We we were just looking ....but when we found the cutest purple fluffy dress for Mason why not just get it right? You don't want to risk not finding it again with grad so close. I am having a little trouble with the fact that my first born has almost completed all of grade school. How is it that possible, I remember it like yesterday her being in kindergarten and now that way off in the future place imagining her in grade 8 walking down the stairs in a pretty dress all grown up is already here? Its pretty sad to think it all went by so fast.
They are colourful aren't they ???? Mason wanted a short pageant style dress, she loves the ideas of pageants because of toddlers and tiara's , too funny. The dress looked perfect on her . She tried on about 6 and we found just the right one for her. It was a painless , fun and successful shopping trip.

So that is mush of what happened this week. Got the down payment on the marble paid so that is in motion now , yippy.
Moving on to removing some kitchen cabinets, adding a gable to the fridge area and installing a deeper cabinet above from IKEA, thank you IKEA $48 is all that will cost. Moving over the entire all of uppers beside the fridge too , not so exciting. Gonna be sore again ...

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