This tile job is part of a complete Condo renovation. The previous owner had carpet in the whole place, except for the kitchen and bath.
Those area will get the same floor tile as well. One way to help with large rooms and the over all "pattern is to install some room "breaks" In this first pic this is the transition from the bedroom into the hallway. Switching to an "on point" install It is not necessary for the grout line to line up perfectly, the mosaic also helps break up the space.
this same mosaic will be used in the kitchen backsplash to bring in some room to room continuity.
Got to spend a weekend in the shop, granted I have a lot more "work" to do in there but it did feel good to spend some time getting some more projects further along. One project that made
its way upstairs was the Ukulele.
I got the final finish rubbed out Saturday and got it strung. I now happily turn it over to my sweetie for tuning and hearing her play it. She now has, two banjos (one that I built) a guitar and now a uke.
After I showed it to my sweetie she asked for one, and I was looking for one for me too. One of my daughters got on the band wagon too, so the shop roared to life with some new projects.
While the one listed above is a great inspiration ( thanks Thom) I decide to take it up few notches in true KMS Woodworks Style. I have been using locally harvested Walnut for a number of projects and recently got into a little bit of leather work. By combining the two I have come up with a nice piece that will provide some great functionality and match some of our living room decor. The solid wood top keeps the laptop running a bit cooler than when I used it on the fabric cushions... the leather keeps it from slipping.
My Daughters was the first prototype. Hers is stained Russian Olive, Mine is natural edge walnut. My sweeties is ready to have the leather installed.
I have a few more in my shop in various stages, and will soon be listing them in my Etsy.com retail shop. #MyCurrentProject
After a virtually snow-less January , We recent picked up a few inches the other day...not enough to fire up the snow blower, but enough to make it look like winter again. I know spring is still some months out. But that does not mean I can't be #itching4spring
I asked my client what was on this weeks hit list for my visit. ( I have been working on this place for a number of months, and spend a day or two there about every week or so) They are some of my best clients and put me up in the guest room for my visits. This makes the 2 1/2 hour (one way drive) practical.
She titled the email "List of requests and impossible dreams"
With this weeks hash tag of proudest DIY I'm not sure where I can even start. Over thirty years ago I started building Custom Furniture as a hobby and now it is part of my business
revenue. A bit over ten years ago I left the corporate world of Biotechnology and started my own carpentry and remodeling business, this is also about the time I did a 960 foot addition onto my home. For that big project I hired a framing crew to dry it in but did all of the interior my self, insulation, drywall, hardwood flooring, tile, trim electrical, HVAC plumbing etc. It is still a work in progress, but coming along nicely.
Looking back a couple of years I started a small 200 sq foot cabin on our acreage in New Mexico. I would think this HAS to be the one. Not only did I design it from scratch, I have done 99% of the building single handed, the 1% comes from my sweetie of one of my girls holding up the other end of a board now and then or helping with a little paint. #ProudestDIY