During Thanksgiving, I decided that I wanted new countertops for my 3 bathrooms. For some crazy reason, I always pick a project to do during the holidays. It is like an obsession or a
really really strong have to feeling. Anyway my old laminate tops were stained and scratched and I had just painted the downstairs a beautiful teal green. The top then really was an eye sore. So while my husband was outside the Saturday before Thanksgiving I took the faucet off and ripped the top off. Then found a granite stone place in Raleigh, NC that would charge less if you got a top out of scrape granite. It still won't that cheap. They would fabricate and seal the granite. My question is once granite is sealed will it allow water to seep in and leave stains that eventually dry? Is this normal? I have called the company and to no avail get anything done about it. I also gave them a bad listing on Angie's list. Please look at the pictures and tell me what to do.
The only other furniture restoration project that's taken longer than this one had 7 layers of paint on it. That's why when I accessed this job with one layer of paint, I thought it would
be a breeze. Wrong. Oak slurps down paint and it's very difficult to strip. Do I sound like I'm whining? Take a look at the before and after photos and you'll see how happy I am.
Click the link for cost, hours and work in progress photos. After all, if you're going to restore furniture, you want to do it right because good quality dressers can potentially last forever. This one is 90+ years old.
This is our first house purchased back in 1971. We have kept it to use as retirement investment. However, everyone knows what happened to the Real Estate market. We have rented it for
years and most people took care of it. However, some did not. I got William T to tile it. He asked me what I wanted and I was so discouraged because it was not taken care of the last time that I said just tile it I don't care. Little did I know that he would put so much into it. This is the finished results. (Besure to look at my sunroom tile, another job he did). This should bring the value of the property up.
Commented on Feb 17, 2013
I guess my son will have to deal with that after we are gone! Good question.
This bathroom was redone trying to make as modern as possible without doing one of those rebaths in a day. So I found a tile man and gave him free range on waht he wanted to do and this is what he came up with.