It seems as the temperature rises, so does our ambition. And so, even though I have fleeting moments where I think we will only have one project at a time- start to finish.... buuuuttttttt that doesnt happen. You know what does happen? We start 29 projects at once. Yup, 29.
We currently have the following on our plates:
- Replace bathroom vanity and lighting.
- Remove outlining bushes in the front.
- Re-seed/grass backyard.
- Paint bed frame in guest-room #2.
- Paint dressers in guest-room #1.
- And.... REMOVE THE STICK TILES IN THE DINING ROOM!!!
These guys have been here from the beginning. Originally, they were in the kitchen and the dining room making something of a larger, eat-in kitchen, I guess? During the first year, I removed them from the kitchen to reveal white, ceramic tile underneath. Though we knew the stick tile came up easily and that there was hardwood under them, we held off on removing them in fear of finding super damaged wood or damaging the wood in the process. Well, these stick tiles aren't just ugly, they are a pain in the patootie. They also have been peeling up at the edges, creating it impossible to sweep/swifer the floor (all the dirt just gets caught along the puckered-up edge!)
Enough is ENOUGH! I got so irritated at these while cleaning, I pulled up a corner and cleaned up the adhesive... then more of the tile... and more...
(I removed one tile on Sunday, but then ran out for a Sunday-Funday with cousins. After dinner the next night I pulled 4 more up.)
Look! Not damaged! Why would you EVER cover that up?!?!?! Seriously, WHY????
Some tiles take a little more muscle to pull up than others, but nothing too bad. After maybe 3 or 4 hours:
I'll post more, with better pictures and how we managed to get it all up, once the room is complete. Weekend, HERE I COME!!