Way back when (so long ago I don’t exactly remember) I picked up 3 funky light sconces at The Restore. For those unfamiliar, it is a reseller of salvaged building materials, fixtures, etc. run by Habitat for Humanity. When I first got Sparta I’d brouse through their inventory, trying to imaging possible uses for weird and random stuff. I have purchased several things:
- twenty pieces of tile for fireplace pedestal
- peg board for bathroom vanity doors
- light fixture for dining table
- aforementioned sconces
- and so on
Often, my purchase would sit for months awaiting a calling I had vaguely envisioned. Such was the case with these sconces.
Only after arriving at a decision on floor color did I choose a suitable hue for these.
This metallic brown (Rustoleum’s “Aged Rust”) ties in to my floor color and draws from the copper wall, sink, etc.
Did I mentioned that the flooring had arrived last Thursday? After a ten day trip, my much-anticipated cork flooring showed up – all 750 pounds of it. It occured to me that it will ultimately represent 10% of Sparta’s gross curb weight (if she ever reaches a curb). This cork flooring is distributed by Green Building Supply of Fairfield, Iowa. I chose it for it’s attractive pattern, comfortable walking surface and superior insulating/sound-proofing qualities (so as not to disturb the mice below). It is plank flooring and snaps together just like laminate which I’ve plenty of experience with. Although more expensive than I’d planned (about $2,200 delivered), GBS was great to deal with and the product is as advertised – high quality!
Speaking of floor, I have been at that for the past three days (challenged by the persistent light rain forcing me indoors to saw) and I am thus far pleased with the results.
And then I hit a brick wall when I noticed my uneven floor was making it impossible to have tight seams in one area in front of the kitchen counter. On Monday I returned to sand this area flush.
So it is now Tuesday morning and the weather does not call for rain. I will have to totally clear out the Observation Lounge and then it will be a straight shot to the far side with no weird cuts to slow me down.
By day’s end I should be done with the floor and maybe hang a sconce or two.