I have been starring at the beige tiles and brown grout lines for six years. There isn't anything functionally wrong with it, just cosmetically crying for enhancement is all. If you recall my Glass Tiles for My Bathroom post, that was the beginning and one of our first attempts to get rid of the beige tile and brown grouting.
Like a real proactive person I always am I decided to plunge into this remodeling attempt one afternoon when all the stars aligned just right. I was so confident that in no time I will get all the tiles in this coffee bar area removed. At first it was very easy, I was getting so good at removing these tiles that I was speeding through it like a pro. I believe everybody could be a pro on this first step. Why, I was even able to nudge them out in whole pieces.
Everything was great and jollied until I hit the left side where I had to remove the mortar behind the tiles. It was a tough job, so hard and thick. But I can do it, with patience, I thought. The guys who installed this wall wanted it to stay permanently. I took a little break and searched online for an easier way to remove this mortar stuff, but found none. Unless you are going to replace the dry wall, it just takes a lot of time and patience. After a couple of hours, I realized I am not going to be the one to remove this mortar stuff, because the installers mortared it to the cabinets as well. It will take real muscles and major work, and being annoyed with it isn't going to make it work.
The picture above is the result of my annoyance with the brown grout lines. This is the way my wall looks now, the disaster has taught me a lesson. I learned to think twice about having the urge to remodel when I am annoyed with the rest of my house.
Thursday Two Questions:
1) What is currently most annoying to you?
2) What would you like to see or read more on Self Sagacity?
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