Projects, projects, projects....

I am so glad that the weather is starting to get warm. Around our house that means.... Time to start projects!! First on the agenda is putting hardwood in the living room. We have it in the entire downstairs, only not in the living room. The carpet has become rather nasty. I think it must be the cheapest carpet ever. So, the plan this weekend is to rip out the carpet and the tile around the fireplace (also ugly) and put new tile around the fireplace and put in the hardwood. We are putting in some montauk black slate around the fireplace. We will be honing it ourselves. Once it is honed, it looks alot like soapstone. The original plan was to put up 1x2 honed cararra marble on the face and 3x6 honed cararra on the floor. It was impossible to find. Again, it was just me being picky... Mr. Hughes says "go to le michelle." Anyhow, he found a great deal on the slate and it looks great once we hone it and put a coat of wax over it. It has a great luster, not too shiny.

I also hope to work on a small project myself. I will be keeping baby Hughes out of the way most of the weekend, so Mr. Hughes can do the floors. But, I hope to squeeze in some work just for fun. I ordered some coffee sacks to turn into something fabulous and useful!

I 'll post photos with the finished products of our labor. Here is the before:

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