Have you ever noticed that when you’re relaxed and and not working or thinking on a project you will magically come up with the answer to something that was concerning you? As a project pusher it’s a hard pill for me to swallow that at times we have to stop, take a break and relax […]
1. As much as you can, choose eggshell for walls – it looks great and most sample pints are made in that sheen so if you need a small touch up you only have to buy the sample version instead of a quart. 2. When choosing paint you’re going to be buying a bunch of […]
We moved to Horsetown, USA! Well, that about says it all. We joke and Mike tells people it’s because I ran out of diy projects and I say it’s because Mike wants to be a cowboy and own a horse. And that’s kinda true so if you like you can stop here and just move […]
Mike built the forms and poured the concrete himself. He mixed it in our 2-bag mixer while the twins were sleeping and I was chauffeuring our older two girls around. At one point the dog got loose and did a number on the forms and concrete and now we have a few waves. I also […]
Here’s some pics of us leveling the area with sand and then putting in the rebar for the concrete slab before we poured the concrete. We also put dobie’s down under the rebar but I didn’t take any pictures. As you can see we didn’t really have to build forms for this because the walls […]
Before we could begin coping the bondbeam had to be waterproofed. We used a product called Super Blockade by Merlex – it was recommended by the coping manufacturer. I put two coats on. It mixes up like thinset. The first coat I used a 6″ wide coarse nylon brush and the second coat I used […]
We are now the proud owners of a cement pond. Here are some updates and pictures from the gunite phase of our pool build. Enjoy!
Rough plumbing and electrical pics of our diy pool build! Check them out!