Our old wooden deck wasn't very functional as it was on two levels, with neither being very large. The paint was chipping off and water pooled on it, plus we discovered that some of the pilings didn't even touch the ground underneath it all! We did some research and decided to go with Lowe's ChoiceDek product.
My husband and I tiled our kitchen backsplash recently -- our first tiling job ever! We used Mussel Bound Adhesive Tile Mat instead of thin set. With the mat, you grout within 24 hours instead of waiting 24-72 hours as you would with thin set.Originally posted in 2015. In 2017 I've added more photos and information since I've taken down the blog that I referred you to for more information in 2015.
We were given a large, antique dining table with three leaves and 8 chairs. They were in somewhat rough condition, including a damaged table leg, scratches on the table top and two chairs that were beyond repair.
The arched entryway to our living room made it difficult to add a traditional door, so my husband attached salvaged factory doors to "sliding barn door" hardware and hung them over the 5' opening.