Posts tagged "tile"

Invariably, when we update something in our house, something else (that we thought looked fine before) stands out as not looking as nice/fresh/updated as we had previously thought. Why is that?!? When we added on to the front of our house, the new entry way felt so nice – and the adjacent wallpapered foyer almost…

Our PVC Basement Flooring

Our 100+ year old basement will probably never be true finished living space, but earlier this year, we decided it was time to fix it up a bit. Our goal was to clean out anything we weren’t going to use again (primarily old construction materials), freshen up the surfaces, and – most importantly – have…

Ok, so I’ve been really bad about updating the blog over the past few months.  We brought a new baby girl home from the hospital in September and everything else has kind of taken a back seat since then.  So, yes, it’s been forever, but we figured better late than never! We left off last fall…

The tile installer came back today to finish the installation of our “vintage” mosaic tile floor in the entry way by grouting the tile he installed yesterday.  The floor still needs a good cleaning to get all the grout haze off of it, but we’re pretty happy with the way it looks.  For being a…

Entry Way Tile Progress

The tile installer was back today and started laying out the tile in the entry way and bathroom according to the design we put together a couple of months ago.  Only about 2/3 of the tile has been laid so far and none of it has been grouted, but we can start to see what…

Paint, Lights, & Tile!

Even with the short week last week, there have been a lot of changes in the new entry way space recently, so I figured it was time to post some more pictures! Early last week, the painters finished applying the primer and first finish coat of plant on all of the interior walls.  In the…

Even though there hasn’t been a lot of progress made on the entry way addition in the last couple of weeks while most of the efforts have been focused on finishing the new driveway before the weather turns cold, I decided last week that it was time to start thinking about paint colors for the…

For our new entry way addition, we had originally planned to install oak flooring and have it finished on-site to match the existing wood floors that are under the carpet in the rest of the house.  Last Thursday, though, when the contractors were discussing where to place the opening in the basement wall for the…