Tiles for the porch.

Serious bargain of the year!

Ok so while looking for an alternative to encaustic tiles Fred found some for sale on Gumtree for $20 a sqm!!!

Now I know that I said in my last post that we’d not been too happy with the encaustic tiles in the upstairs bathroom.  But anyone who knows how much encaustic tiles are per square metre knows that for $20 a sqm is a seriously good bargain.

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Today we’re grouting.

Bathroom update – 1

After I finished work yesterday I went on the hunt for a mirror to hang over the basin.  I was looking for something not too big, preferably with a bevelled edge.  I went to a few shops including Woolloongabba Antiques Centre and saw this mirror.  It’s not right for the bathroom but I really like it.

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I couldn’t find anything suitable and was on my home when I drove past an antique shop that I’ve never noticed before on Logan Road.  I did a quick u turn and parked down the side of the shop.  It’s an enormous shop.  It has a very wide range of stock.  From very fine antiques to quirky collectables and this was where I found the mirror for the bathroom.  The name of the shop is James & Bell Antiques and is  located at 199 Logan Road, Woolloongabba Brisbane.

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This was attached to the back of it.

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I had a wonderful chat with them and was shown the work room down the back of the shop.  I had to take a photo to share with you what it looks like in there.

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Later on Friday afternoon a man came to give us a quote to resurface the bathtub and tiles.  He was very helpful and in fact suggested trying a good tile cleaner and a very fine sandpaper to try to remove the rusty ring from the bath plug.  Then call him back if it doesn’t look any better.  We’re really keen to try this as it’s going to cost $660 (incl GST) to do the bathtub and $100 (incl GST) per sq m to resurface the tiles.

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I spent this afternoon scrubbing the tiles and Mr F got stuck in to scraping off the flaky bits from the ceiling ready to give it a new coat of plaster.

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I’ve unscrewed the mirror cabinet and it’s sitting out leaning against the front fence if anyone wants it!!!!!!!