Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Handy-capable Man

Ever since we learned you couldn't remove pee stains from concrete (thank you, Bailey), we've been wanting to put patio tiles on our back porch.  Porcelain tiles are moisture resistant and won't immediately stain--even if your stubborn dog refuses to use the dog door you installed so she could relieve herself on God's green carpet.

This weekend, Dave (love of my life, father of my children, handyman of my home, etc.) invited a friend over to help him install the tiles.  It took three full days just to lay the tile and set the mortar.  He still needs to seal everything (so Bailey can eventually christen it).

In case you're wondering, paying for a professional to install this would cost close to $1000.  Luckily, Dave found a friend (and potential new golf buddy--double bonus) in the construction business willing to spend his weekend doing home improvement projects on someone else's house.  Don't worry folks, we fed him well (Nana was in town).

Here's the big reveal:



Before



After

5 comments:

Shannon said...

It looks great! I'm so proud of Dave - now what's next on his to-do list???

Amanda said...

Gorgeous!! Send those guys south. I've mastered our family lasagne recipe. Also we have beer. :)

Patricia said...

It looks wonderful!!! The friend and the husband are both keepers!!!

Zoo Keeper said...

Fabulous!

(ha! my word verf. is " ingingr" and it reminded me of engineer. very fitting for this post!)

WanderingGirl said...

That's gorgeous! Makes the patio look like a million bucks instead of a million pesos. (Thanks Bailey)