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HARD LESSONS IN STAINED CONCRETE – PART TWO

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Sep 23 2014

HARD LESSONS IN STAINED CONCRETE

In part one on stained concrete I talked about the importance of prep work. We had just finished masking off the walls three feet up.

I originally planned to use 1/4″ wide automotive masking tape to mimic grout lines on the dining room floor, giving it a tiled look. The tape would not allow the acid to react or stain to take. At the last minute I changed my mind and didn’t do it. We were beginning to wear down from all the work and I wasn’t completely convinced I liked the idea of faking the look of tile. Looking back, I am glad I didn’t take that time and effort. Instead, I just kept a few dividing lines between the living room and dining room that had already been started. With all the prep work done, it was truly time to get started.
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BOOKSHELF RESTORE

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Aug 24 2014

bookshelf makeover

When Brandon first moved into our house, there was a built in bookshelf right inside the front door.  It was pretty intrusive as the first thing you saw when you walked in, so he decided to take it out.  We have looked through all of the original pictures of the house and we can only find one with a partial view of the shelf.

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