Remember the song that never ends?
Well, the remodel in my entryway goes something like that.
This is the remodel that never ends,
yes, it goes on and on my friends.
A couple started doing it
not knowing what they does (hey, I needed it to rhyme!)
but they’ll continue remodeling forever just because,
This is the remodel that never ends….
You get the idea right?
So, when we last left off, all the pallet wood walls had been installed and painted,
a barn door had been made to separate the entryway from the kitchen,
our cats got a new perch in the room,
and I made drop cloth curtains for the windows.
I was ready to start moving things in and decorate,
and then I looked down….
I’ve gotten so used to our cracked and stained concrete floor, that I almost don’t even notice how hideous it is anymore.
I was so bummed that I thought the end was in sight, but it was going to get delayed a little longer, but what’s the point in remodeling a room if you leave the ugly floor, right?
So, I put on my big girl panties and dragged my husband to Lowes to pick out flooring.
We decided on self-adhesive vinyl tile as the quickest option.
The tile we picked is a shade of gray that looks like stained concrete, but not stained in a bad way like our original concrete floor was. It’s called Aspen Gray, by Armstrong.
My husband got to work installing it, with just a wee bit of
nagging encouragement from me. 🙂
He discovered pretty quickly that the self-stick wasn’t going to stick on our very rough floor, so he went back and bought tile adhesive , and that did the trick.
He used a notched spreader to lay a thin layer of the adhesive, allowed it set for awhile, then laid the tiles in place. He used my rolling pin to push them down firmly. He did half of the room at a time.
I can’t believe it’s taken us almost 4 years to finally put flooring over the concrete, but I’m thrilled with it.
So, with any luck, the next time you see me post about my entryway, the song that never ends…
may have actually ended!
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