Monday, August 2, 2010


Maybe you remember the gorgeous orange vinyl that was here? Since we were working on repairing the corner, I had to take out a bunch more yesterday. And then, because the hard part was done, i.e. the nails were already gone, I removed almost all of the rest. After the vinyl and the linoleum come out, a layer of black glue is left over. Which is painstakingly removed with water.
I pour a bunch of hot water on it and let it sit. Then scrape and wipe and scrub. It seems like it takes forever and then suddenly, you're done. Or I'm done. Because I did it all by myself. So there.
Now all that's left is some paint. Which will be sanded off. And that reddish color will come through and look amazing! Pretty good for a free floor. Unless elbow grease is now currency.


Laura said...

I think elbow grease is currency, at least in a few small countries around the world. I guarantee you it is NOT currency in my house, or I would deserve a million bucks. Just say'n.

MuseBootsi said...

We would both be very rich ladies!

Deborah Graff said...

You couldn't afford you.

Erzulimojo said...

"All by myself!" And the "little red hen" is kind of an emblem for me and all my elbow grease . . . but I always share in the end.

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