the floor is finished,
there’s one wall still in need of a little repair, otherwise, all has been freshly painted, and–
during all the work we discovered a few compromised areas around the windows and sill plate/foundation walls and made those repairs too…yep,
it’s a domino effect, right?
We added the 3rd wall of adjustable shelving -you can see above- so we’ll make better ORDER of all the chaos!
I also discovered a cheap deal on 12×12 press and stick tiles– the white were 49¢ and the blue-gray 29¢ each.
*Wish they had more of the blue-gray for the checkerboard effect…sigh
But since they really DON’T stick
I decided to glue the tiles down so they would truly stick. It’s all that crawling around and up&down to make cuts that’s got me aching so badly. Seriously, oh my aching muscles & knees!
*Commercial grade glue~ this was the smallest quantity I could buy, $150 for that bucket you see below. It has laid more flooring than I can tell and there’s still 1/3 left.
So, I’m telling you this because– if I’d hired this job out, they would’ve charged me (probably $150) for “materials used,” like this glue. How many times/jobs do you suppose they would’ve -REcharged- that same glue bucket before it was finally used up?? A little food for thought, huh?
–These were close out tiles so I bought all they had left of the “prettiest” pick. Choosing white gave me great pause but, next to the other selections…
I discovered a few benefits in these cheapies–
Because they were “low end” and kind of thin I could cut them with a scissors and the cutting board!
The combination of white walls, white shelving, and the white tiles has seriously brightened up this dark, dungeon-y room!
This project took 158 tiles and only cost $69 + tax! But no longer living directly on concrete—priceless!