Monday, January 11, 2010

A Basement Update.

We have been at this basement remodel for a while now, and I have good news to report. It has been a very productive weekend. We rented an industrial grinder with a diamond grit head and sanded the cement floor down nice and smooth. It was a very messy job. I thought drywall dust was bad, but it had nothing on concrete dust.



Ryan is in there somewhere.

After the sanding we started staining the floor with a new product called acetone stain. You mix a powder substance with a gallon of acetone. It smelled just like fingernail polish remover. We applied it with a simple weed sprayer.



We let that dry for a day and then began to apply the sealer. We discussed this whole process with a few different people, but not one of them told us about the intense odor that came along with the sealer. We had to leave the house for about 6 hours. Thankfully Jill and Dustin took us in for the evening.


I must say it was all worth it. We love the finished product.

9 comments:

SunnyD said...

AWESOME!!! That looks so great! You should really be more careful posting stuff like this. People are going to be wanting favors... :)

Arlene said...

I have always loved stained concrete. Now we know how to do it. That concrete dust looks yucky.

Dana said...

Wow! That's awesome, Heather! You have such a knack for (well everything really!) making things look fab! I'm hoping to snag some of your creativity, will, and gusto!

Yep, favors. You can favor to me by starting a do-it-Heather-style blog. I'm a fan already. =)

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