Saturday, August 18, 2012

Me & My Big Ideas

Sometimes I get big ideas...

G R E A T   B I G   I D E A S.

Most of the time, these ideas get me in trouble. 
This time is no exception.

Me:
Wouldn't it be great if we could remove that old, ugly tile in front of
the fireplace and put new tile in? 


He:
Yeah, I bet we can do it ourselves.

Me:
When?  When can we do it? When?
(Everyday for several days.) 

He:
You better come here.  It's not breaking up well with the sledgehammer.
Wait until you see how thick the tile is!
There's also inches of concrete beneath it!


Me:
Oh no, they had some crazy thick tile in 1933!
Now what?

He:
I've got an idea!  I'll be right back.


Me:
I can't believe you used that jackhammer in my living room!


He:
I don't know if we're going to be able to pull this one off.

Me:
Great. 

Excuse me, while I go off and cry in a corner somewhere.
Stay tuned for me & my big ideas!

45 comments:

Marina said...

well, it's better to have big ideas that fail then no big ideas at all :)

Victoria said...

OMG Gina, is it okay for me to find this hilariously funny!!! I'm so sorry for this epic fail but I have faith in you and your hubby that you'll end up doing something wonderful with it!

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh my oh my oh my!!!!!!!!!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I am envisioning hard hats and yellow tape! LOL!

I know my favorite fireplace is in good hands!

I hope the next phase is much easier!
Happy weekend.

~Lynne
w/L.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh my Gina!! Just keep thinking of how great it's going to look when it's all finished!

sweet violets said...

You may have had the big idea.....but he ran with it!!!

Its not a huge area, you'll find a solution and it will look great!!!

Sherry said...

That conversation and the results sounds so familiar. It is fun to fix up an older home but there are always surprises. I will look forward to seeing the results.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Aaaaah the fun of a DIY project! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Shelia said...

You can do it, you can do it! I'm sure you can do it! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Barbara F. said...

I have complete faith that your fireplace is going to be gawjus, just gawjus (said in my best NY accent!). And the white stone doesn't have a scratch on it, phew!!! Can't wait to see it. xo

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Oh my gosh! I can't wait to see how this turns out (I have the same ugly tile in front of my fireplace, too).

:)

Angela

andie jaye said...

oh no!!! what a mess! but you've got it up, right? that's usually half the battle! can't wait to see what gorgeous-ness you fix it with!

cathywhatisoldisnew said...

Repeat this after me...It will alllll be worth it.

Bliss said...

The little engine is pulling up at your house, now repeat after me...... I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.....

~Bliss~

Gypsy Heart said...

I know, just know, that the two of you will find a solution! I can only imagine how you must feel though.

xo
Pat

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NanaDiana said...

Oh My! I have NO DOUBT that you will pull it off- I got faith in ya, baby! xo Diana

Jaye @ Just Trying to Make Cents of it All! said...

That's how ALL my projects go. It's always something! Have to buy a new tool or what I was expecting to do can't be done. SO frustrating!!!

Your's doesn't look so bad once your husband took the jackhammer to it! I'll bet it'll turn out fine!

Sherry said...

Wow! I can't wait to see what happens next! I know it's going to be beautiful!

Ms. Redo said...

Oh my gosh that is SO something I would have gotten me and he into - I feel your pain! Let us know how it turns out, because it really will turn out - and it's gonna be gorgeous! I saw your comment at Cozy Home Scenes and came over to visit you. Mary

Bonnie said...

This sounds EXACTLY like me and Mr. A. We always thinks that we are capable of way more than we actually are.

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Leslie said...

Hahaha. And I thought that using a chain saw in my living room was bad! I cant wait to see what you do with the floor.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

I think it's going to turn out just great. Your hubby thinks so too.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

It will look wonderful , just thnk of the end result. Can't wait to see it....

Kerin said...

Hi Gina...
It will all work out! I promise!
You guys are too creative, and smart not to find a great solution.

I've had quite a few of those big ideas my self... they always turn out great :)

Chin up buttercup!

{{hugs}}
Kerin

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm sorry but I was laughing all the way through this. You are in a bit of a pickle. :o) Sounds like your husband knows what he's doing though so I'm sure all will turn out fine. Can't wait for part 2!

Melinda said...

Oh goodness! Wishing you the best of luck in this!!

M :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Oh, that would be me and my husband too.LOl Will say a little prayer for you tonight, just take a deep breath!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Oh my goodness! Looks like ya'll have bit off a booger of project! But you know what they say, GO BIG OR GO HOME! ha! I have all confidence, in no time at all, ya'll will have it remodeled and absolutely beautified!!! Good Luck! :)

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love your big ideas! You're so brave! It will look great! Can't wait!

Annmarie Pipa said...

I always tell my husband he CAN figure it out..then walk away...
good luck. have fun!!

The Tablescaper said...

I'm sure it is going to be wonderful!

- The Tablescaper

bj said...

O, I think the jack hammer was an EXCELLENT idea...got it all out. Now, the fun part...cleaning it up, leveling it for the new tile and once that is done, laying the tile is not hard. We've done it several times...it's just the getting ready for it that takes awhile.
It's gonna be sooo pretty.

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

You'll have to build it back up with concrete, leave room for thin set, and whatever tile you decide on. It'll be okay!! PROMISE :)

Maria Elena said...

LOL Gina, I am laughing with you, not at you. You have brought back some great memories! My husband and I have found ourselves in this kind of situation so many times! This is the life of a "DIY couple". Always getting ourselves in trouble! LOL I know you guys will figure it out and get it all finished and beautiful. Can't wait to see the new tile or brick on your gorgeous fireplace. It will be worth all the mess and hard work!


Gail said...

Oh Gina, I feel for you Sweetie!

Debbie said...

ARGH!!! That is exactly the kind of thing that happens to me... and my big old ideas.

I have confidence in you, though. I just know you are going to create something just beautiful.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, I know it is going to be wonderful in the end. Kind of scary, isn't it. Hugs, Marty

D said...

Oh my dear, big ideas & small ones make things look fabulous, don't worry, it will come together nicely. Perhaps a layer of cement first, dry then lay the new tile.
Glad that I found your lovely blog.

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Oh my gosh! That tile could have survived the apocalypse! I really do think our husbands were separated at birth...any reason is a good reason to rent a power tool, right?

Good luck, you'll make it work!

Lynn

Ana said...

Oh, don't worry Gina. I'm sure everything will turn out just fine at the end. Can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs you know :-)

Hugs,
❤Ana

Ana said...

Oh, don't worry Gina. I'm sure everything will turn out just fine at the end. Can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs you know :-)

Hugs,
❤Ana

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:O I think I just had an anxiety attack....*runs to the corner to cry with you*

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

lol! My husband has used a jack hammer in many rooms in our house. I'm now use to it :)

The new tile is going to look wonderful.

Dee

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Gina, I can't wait to see how this turns out. This reminds me of the house we used to live in...built like a fort! They don't make them like that anymore. Our house even had cement block interior WALLS! It makes every project more challenging and more rewarding.

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