There Goes My Strong Start


The contact paper went sideways really fast. I should have had help…
I cut my floor, tore my finger open, and in frustration I tore off all of what I had put down. After being a pouty five year old, I called my dad and he told me I should try again, since the marble looked so nice, I shouldn’t let it beat me. And of course, he was right. As I had now used all of the paper, I had to go buy more.
Back to Home Depot!
I don’t know what it is, but I love wandering around that store. Well, most of the time, there are times where older men decide I need help and won’t leave me alone until I get aggressive.

It’s hard to see but I cut a stripe right down my floor

Guess while I’m out, I should grab paint shouldn’t I?
And everything I need to tear up carpet…
Paint is on the other side of town, and I still don’t have a car. Would it be weird to take the bus with a can of paint? I should do it. (Cuts to an hour later getting paint on the bus.) Nah, I’ll just recruit someone to drive me.

My kitchen is old and damaged…

Guess who didn’t leave home!This time though, I have a plan! I kept the same marble look that I was going for the first time, but I actually measured things and took my time. Stupid microwave making me start again… And I took my hairdryer just so I could clean up my corners. The kitchen is going to look good, but the marble needs a new backdrop to match the new counters. The local ReStore will have tile or something for the backdrop, but I’ll have to actually learn how to do that.

Took a selfie while sitting on the counter. I think it’s on my Instagram..

Since I’m planning ahead of time, stuff gets done so much faster. And with getting stuff done at a reasonable rate, I can start finishing other rooms. Going to finish the painting job I only half finished, and more, tedious flooring. Going to take up my carpet in my living room and put in laminate. You know, cause I’m just cool like that. And then I saw a neat trick of painting your vinyl floor, yes I said paint.
Step one, wash.
Step two, sand.
Step three, wash again.
Step four, paint!
Legit, you can paint your floor! I’ve heard you should use paint for a deck when you do this, but that’s okay since that’s easy to find. I’ve made a stencil of sorts for a pattern I want to try. Wish me luck!

The marble is nice!!

Stencil has been made but of course I didn’t take a picture of it… I’ve gone looking at tile for the backdrop but I cannot find anything that is enough to cover the space, or doesn’t look like it’a a thousand years old… And I have started investing in doing laminate in my living room.

This will be it for renovations for awhile as I got another job (that’s three now) and am trying to save as fast as I can. But, I have found the house I’m going to buy, so this is going so well! I’ll try and take more pictures before my realtor shows up and starts listing my place. This weekend is going to be flooring and packing day, hopefully. Moving the boyfriends cabinet is going to suck…

Thanks for stopping by and giving this a read!
— Deryn

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