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« on: September 05, 2007 07:09:44 PM »

We bought our house back in June, and I've been slowly remodeling while my husband is deployed.  I bought tile and it sat and sat until shesxautomatic's post inspired me to get my floor done NOW. 

So this is what I started with. 


I had ripped a bar out the day we closed on the house, and this is the mess I was left with.


So after a lot of sweat, sore knees, and mastering the tile saw (yay, me), here's the finished product.


There are still a few things to be done in the kitchen, but I've come a LONG way!  Never underestimate a determined woman!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007 07:17:22 PM »

Oooh, pretty floor renovation!  I have to admit, I clicked on this because the flooring in the first picture is the exact same stuff I had in the kitchen of the house I grew up in.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2007 07:20:04 PM »

I am impressed! I want to tile my bathroom floor but I'm a little nervous that I'll mess it up somehow. You're an inspiration  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2007 07:32:35 PM »

I'm just so happy someone else has my same remarkably ugly lino...wait...had my same ugly lino. Darnit! Your kitchen looks great - and I am exceedingly jealous!
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007 06:33:33 AM »

Good for you!!!!  It looks great.  Did you rip up the old lino or tile over it? 
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007 08:38:22 AM »

You go girl!!! I have yet to get up the gumption to redo my shower tile, its not the actual tiling that freaks me out its the math involved!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2007 08:45:40 AM »

yay! i love being an inspiration haha!!


your new floor looks AWESOME. i wish i could have afforded to put tile down.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2007 08:58:33 AM »

Did you rip up the old lino or tile over it? 

I ripped up the linoleum and 1960's tile under that and put this tile down on the concrete underneath.

Thanks for the compliments, everyone!  It was a lot of work, but I'm growing to love my tiny little kitchen now.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2007 12:16:30 PM »

Good tile selection.  A nice neutral that's going to serve you well for resell also.
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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2007 02:27:14 PM »

That's awesome!!! It looks a million times better and much cleaner, too.
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