Monday, July 13, 2009

New Floor in the Park Model

I'll bet you didn't know that Crafty Mama and I were so talented, did you? Well...when we put our minds to it, we can do just about anything. [Note to self: hire someone to strip the ugly-ass wallpaper off the bedroom walls.]

During the cold, cold winter months the park model remains unheated. And we've never had any trouble with anything. We have it professional winterized each fall and we put little containers of moth balls around (to ward off any pesky mice). But we got an really unpleasant surprise when we opened up our unit this year.

The vinyl flooring in the kitchen and entryway was split in several places. It was like someone came in and took a utility knife to it. It was sliced in pie-shaped triangles from wall to wall. Ugg!

We got an estimate on having it replaced. After picking each other off the floor (the estimate was a tad bit too much to appreciate and we both about fainted!) we decided we could/would do it ourselves. So...Crafty Mama made a few trips to Lowe's and Menard's to pick out some nice square vinyl tiles. The kind that you peel and stick. I was a bit hesitant at first...not sure if the "stick-em" kind was going to be a good idea (as opposed to vinyl that comes off a roll). But, thankfully, the project moved along faster and better that I imagined. In fact, it would have been a huge PITA* to deal with a sheet of vinyl as there's not a great deal of space to work in, and there were TONS of places that had to be notched out.

IN case you didn't know, I carry my camera with me everywhere, but do you think I had it when we opened the park model? Nope. So...I don't have any good photos to show you of the 'before' shot. However, here are a few pics to show you how it ended up. Bottom line: it's nicer than the original floor. We love it.

Thanks Honey for all your hard work! Crafty Mama makes a great partner in these handy-man/woman projects.



More "During"


Smooth as a baby's butt!

*Pain in the a$$

Have a good one!

P.S. Oh, yeah...almost forgot. Please make sure you sign up for the Crafty Dad mailing list. Later this week I'll be drawing a name for some great giveaway items. It's going to be FREEBIE FRIDAY in honor of my Christmas in July celebration. The sign-up form is over on the right-hand column. Go there now and then watch for a special e-mail invitation. ;-)


quiltsbylee said...

I stopped back in and signed up for the mailing list. Just let me know if you need a Colts quilt. I am always happy to do special orders. The NFL quilt orders really start pouring in starting around this time every year.

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Wow! Great job Crafty Dad and Crafty Mom. I'd like to do that to my bedroom floor, but can't remove the old flooring because it's the landlord's apartment. I already asked. :( Was the Park Model vandalized? Or did the flooring just split in triangles? I loved how you said 'smooth as a baby's bottom' and then added 'pain in the a$$.' Too funny! xxoo

Michael said...

@Carolyn - vandal. (Unless you call Old Man Winter a vandal.) I'm sure it was just the extreme cold wrecking havoc on some vinyl.

Sounds like a good science fair experiment for the boys.