I am a renter with homeowner goals. I love fixing things and changing my house, but my landlord doesn’t. However, a while ago I found a lovely loophole regarding the floors in my foyer and kitchen and how I could upgrade them!
My kitchen floors were the bane of my existence- an awful white laminate that marred if you looked at it, and in the kitchen where spills are unavoidable it was a travesty. My entryway didn’t annoy me too much, for it was real tile. However my husband hated the pale grey-beige-white shade (I think the “cool” people are calling it “greige”) that dirt clung to.
One day we were at the hardware store looking at tile for a table project that has yet to happen, and we came across a laminate that was ultra thin, and used no glue or nails. It was completely removable, so our landlord would allow it, and thin enough to put over the existing floors! My husband thought it was a great idea and bought some to redo our floors.
He started with good intentions, and helped lay a couple planks in the kitchen. Then my brother-in-law called. My husband said he would help me when he finished the phone call. I decided not to wait. I have no recollection of what was so important that they had to have that LOOOONNNG of a call, but while he talked, I finished the kitchen floors. He was still talking on the phone. I started the hallway floors. He talked on the phone. I continued the floors. He still talked on the phone. I carved out the notches on the final pieces so it would fit perfectly around the baseboard and knoll post. He got off the phone; “honey, sorry about that, I can finish up now!”
Sorry honey, but I had already done most of the work. Maybe next time!
Great Job Jessica, do you find him on the phone more now that he knows you do excellent work?