Sunday, August 12, 2012

Stepping Up

We just completed a little home improvement project that makes me very happy - tiling the front steps.  The concrete steps were  pitted and crumbling, and the paint that had been applied to disguise their sad condition was peeling off.  Ugly.
We found some large Italian floor tiles on closeout at a tile shop  - a little piece of Italy on Squash Blossom Farm.

I removed the old paint and patched the bad spots on the steps.  The days are already getting noticeably shorter, so Rog was cutting tiles by headlamp Friday night.
We affixed the tiles onto the steps early Saturday morning and let the mortar dry all day.  Last night we grouted and I painted the risers.
The finished steps!   I especially like how they feel to walk on with bare feet.

Poet  brought her breakfast mouse to the steps to dine.


Snooks said...

Love it!! The tiles made a big change. What a great idea. Having a little bit of Italy right outside your door is kind of nice too.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Cheri said...

We have those same tiles in our mudroom and foyer!