I decided I wanted to tile my entry hall to separate one half the house from the other. I thought it might help protect the cherry floors from weather and gravel and such too. Julia McDonald at Rock and Tile in Charles Town spent many a long afternoon and zillions of emails helping me pick out just the right tile and giving me pointers on the best way to go about this. If you’re interested in tiling, and live in the Tri-State area, I’d advise a visit to Julia. But beware, she’ll encourage you to live out all your wildest tile dreams…
Next on the list of my helpers is Jen Reineck. I couldn’t have done this project at all without her support and extreme expertise and experience with tiling. She spent 2 long (half) days with me mixing mortar and laying tile. But we got it all done — everything but the pieces that needed to be cut and the grouting. I’ll post another update when it’s completely finished. I’m just so excited, I felt the need to post what we’ve done so far.
When this entry is finished, I’ll only have 2 more tiling projects to go!
A lot has happened since the last time I posted! It seems as if things happen so quickly now, that it’s getting harder and harder to keep up with the ol’ blog. That and the fact that I’ve just moved out of my apt, and I’m trying to keep up with my work, and I’m also doing house-related things in every spare minute of free time I have.
Anyway, here are a few updates on some little (big) details that have been coming together.
The kitchen cabinets are in:
And thanks to Kelly for spending hours with me, picking out the perfect lengths of cabinet pulls:
They won’t go in until the end, so they don’t get accidentally scratched. Thanks for lookin out, Tim!
So that’s it for today’s updates. Stay tuned. Tomorrow(-ish) I’ll show you some tiling that my pal, Jen, and I did!