Monday, March 8, 2010

A new floor

So have I said before that I don't like this house. I wasn't fond of it when we looked at it and my opinion of it hasn't changed. I got talked into this house and it never has been good since. But then again, I shouldn't blame bad karma on a house. Anyways, this house is falling apart. It is always in need of something. It has had so many owners and none of them really kept up with it. Just imagine one idiot after another half assing a project and us trying to undo it. That's what the name of this house should be half assed.
So after 15 very, very long years in this house we finally put sticky tiles down in the laundry room. Well, Den put the tiles down. My job was to keep saying,"why bother it's just going to flood again?" It must be oodles of fun working while I'm around.


It made a huge difference! I almost want to do laundry. Almost. So for $33.80 I can stand in an almost nice laundry room and complain while I turn wet jeans right side out.
Now all I need is a ceiling in the dungeon and I'll have to change its name.
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

29 comments:

Annie Jones said...

In my opinion, that's $33.80 well spent. It's worth the money just to make you feel a little better about the place.

The laundry room in the first house held a huge freezer that came with the house and my washer and dryer. The floor was part linoleum and part broken tiles. This was a couple of years pre-Shane, so my mom and I laid down newspaper to make a template of the whole floor, then cut out a piece of carpet to fit (no way we could lift the freezer to put a carpet under it). It was a quick, half-assed fix, but it made a HUGE difference in the way I felt about that room.

Marilyn's Money said...

We'll have pics soon too we are updating a bedroom, paint, and laminate flooring. Yours looks great!

Jennifer said...

The floor looks really nice. I have a kitchen I'd like to take a sledgehammer to but if I did we'd have no kitchen for God knows how long.

SonyaAnn said...

Annie Jones-It is a huge difference. Our friends came over Saturday night and they noticed it right away. It was terrible before.
We have so many half assed things in this house. But I'm with you sometimes just a little effort helps your outlook!

SonyaAnn said...

Marilyn's Money-I love before and after pictures! I can't wait to see them.

SonyaAnn said...

Jennifer-I would love to sledgehammer a few rooms! We did the kitchen in 9 days. It was a terrible rush!

slugmama said...

Your floor looks fab now!
I'm with Annie J....money well spent. Looks good and you kept it frugal too!!lol

I was also forced into the house we are in now....long story. It's not the house I wanted to buy and I've never felt 'right' here. Maybe it's me, maybe it's the house's karma, can't say.
And it's also falling apart. I use to spend top dollar and redo or repair stuff here high end style....but now, I'm like, "what's the point"? I'm getting old, apathetic and tired of spending all this cash.lol

I'm putting as little money as we can into it to keep it upright until we can sell it and MOVE!lol DH is NOT handy so I have to pay people to come and do stuff so it's never cheap enough for me having to pay all that labor.

I think we need to celebrate the new floor.....when is Frances opening the bar today?? ;-)

Sheila said...

Good looking floor now. We are getting ready to renovate our kitchen. I just love doing that!! We have tons of half assed things done in this house too--and the thing is, we bought it from the original owner who was a contractor---not all that impressed with his work to say the least!! In this house, we finished the pantry--plywood floors before now laminate, painted and put up a new light. We also redid the family room from carpet to hardwood floors and paint. We also did the master bath--from cheap plastic tub and surround to tile and new floor--well everything from the toilet to the mirror, sink and vanity. Love doing renos!!

SonyaAnn said...

slugmama-We are so the same person. It's odd how similar our lives are!!
We used to try and do everything so that it was really nice. Not that we ever spent tons of money but it was as nice as we could on a budget. Now I'm like whatever, let the damn thing fall down. I just don't want to put the effort in!

SonyaAnn said...

Sheila-Is the contractor still in business? It's amazing how people will pass themselves off.
I hope that you post before and pictures. I love that!

SonyaAnn said...

The Warrior in ME-If we get a ceiling, I'll think about it! LOL! This house still hates me. My guess is that when we get every room completely redone then it will burn down! It hates us that much!

The Warrior in ME said...

Ah! Not true. No one can hate you. (What a line- i'm brilliant!)

Rene W. said...

LOL - well, it is defenately more inspirational to do laundry with a finished floor... I know what you mean - I just sold a 1918 home that was killing me with projects. Those tiles are a great investment!!!

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SonyaAnn said...

Rene W.-I can't even imagine the work of an almost 100 year old house. It must have been staggering!

SonyaAnn said...

The Warrior in ME-Thank you sweetie but it does feel as if this house hates me! Remember the scene from Poltergeist, where the house gets sucked into the "black hole." This is the house it just hasn't given in yet!

Frances said...

I love it! I think you ARE fun to have around. :-) I am sure Den does, too.

Tell him I said "great job!"

SonyaAnn said...

Frances-I will tell him great job from you. He will like it much. I'm not kidding when I say that I stand there and complain about this house. It really is a piece of crap at times!

Frances said...

Slugmama, I have to work today.

Bar opens at 6.

Sheila said...

SonyaAnn,
No he died. We are slowly but surely fixing things but it sure takes lots of money to do some of it. This house looked really good inside and outside---until we moved in and started using things or just really living here. They had copper pipe cut and put into the circuit breaker on our central air units instead of fuses. We kept having repair people out because we couldn't figure out why the circuit kept blowing--it only took about 5 visits from different companies before someone looked in the right place. I cried--and knew then we may not have gotten such a good deal!! I have some pictures of the things we have already finished--I'll have to post them on my blog soon.

SonyaAnn said...

Sheila-Same story here. He said everything was great in this house and then we moved in. The house had sunk 4 inches in one corner. UGH, we are never going to sell this house.
And I can't wait to see your pictures.

Marilyn's Money said...

Hey...I heard the bar's opening at 6pm sharp! Join me?

Pam said...

The floor does look good. I agree that it is 33 dollars well spent to be able to complain about the laundry in a nice looking room. ; )

slugmama said...

I'm late....it's already almost 9pm.
This round is on me!

Nancy said...

Well spent! Keep looking at the glass as half full not half empty!

Come on girl - you have roof over your head and food in your pantry -and a family that loves you plus the YaYa sisterhood - Your RICH!

SonyaAnn said...

Nancy-Yes, I agree with you whole heartedly but this house has flooded with sewage three times so I think that it is safe to say that it hates us!

SonyaAnn said...

Pam-I'm glad about it, now all I need is a ceiling and I might shut up a bit!

kado! said...

GREAT job! looks great!

SonyaAnn said...

kado!-thanks, it isn't high end but it is soooo much better.