Tuesday, July 28, 2009

more concrete staining

for those of you brave (stupid) enough to stain your own concrete floors, here is the step by step procedure.

Step 1. chose color desired and mix stain with water
Step 2. fret because you know that once you start to stain you can't turn back. there is nothing you can do but cover it up if you screw it up! No worries, in our case it would only mean thousands of dollars to put flooring down and hours to rework doors, stairs etc...
Step 3. apply stain with a hand pump

Step 4. see what concrete looks like immediately after coating!

Step 5. continue to fret
Step 6. fill in areas as needed with a squirt bottle laced with the acid
Step 7. fret
Step 8. clean floor many, many, many times to neutralize the acid and remove any residual stain

Step 9. wait for floor to dry and just for good measure, fret a bit more

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Monday, July 27, 2009

getting there

most of the concrete floors are now stained (the rest to be finished this week).

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Brynna's new bed

A few weeks ago the whole DamFam made the trek to Ikea Stoughton to see what all the fuss was about. Turns out its about 4 hours to only see about 1/3 of the stuff that they offer. They have it figured out sort of vegas style too with no windows, clocks or easy exit to keep you there and half naked women so you wouldn't want to leave anyway. Most of that is true but you'll have to go see for youself to know for sure.

Anyway, we were on more of a scouting mission than anything (to see what the quality was like - say no toparticle board!) with no major purchases planned other than a bed for B. We found a good one, made entirely of wood and Ikea's sense of fashion. Well, this weekend, we finally got around to putting it together.

tah dah! drawers to be added when we're good and ready, tonight or tomorrow probably...
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

painting with mommy

what the hell, she probably stays within the lines better than marcy anyway...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

and the beach

at the lagoon with baby girl. B is such a good mommy.


more photos, kayaking this time

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

way behind

I'm way behind on pics these days so over the next couple you're going to be bombarded with photo posts.

brynna and her bud rachel are bag ladies

parades are loud

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