I’m working on some of the fun parts of homebuilding right now: floors and tiles!
Here’s the floor I am working on for the outhouse:
I varnished it over and made it darker after this shot, but I’m not entirely happy with the muted effect so I may re-spray the pattern to brighten it up again.
In the laundry room, I am also working on tiling the work shelf and the area where the washer and dryer are going to sit:
I got a bunch of broken tiles for free and am putting them to good use. I started the pattern above, then my daughter and one of my sons worked on it until it was completed. Today I need to mortar the cracks – which is one of my favorite jobs – and then we’ll have a nice, sturdy space.
A bigger problem is the floor, which is quite uneven. I am hoping to find a leveling compound I can use to make it better for tiling. If I tile it as-is, it will be a wavy mess.
The sun is shining today, so I am back to work. Rachel is joining me so she can make curtains for the cabin as I work on the tile. I’ve skipped doing the Goodstream for the last couple of days because I have a chest cold; however, I feel fine otherwise and am quite enjoying the work on our homestead.
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