The laundry room door was nonexistent. It just didn’t work in the small space.


We wanted something that could block out the light and noise when we were in other rooms, so Tater made us a sliding barn door. I never did take any pictures of him making it, but here are some pictures of the finished product. It was better than I could have ever imagined. We have been marking the heights of our kids on the back side of this door, so it is becoming even more special as the years go on.





On to fixing our concrete counter. If it only still looked like it did when we first sealed it HERE. Now, the sealer was peeling and nasty. It got so bad that I couldn’t even lay a spoon down with any sort of liquid or it would peel more up. We did a little more research and a company in Peoria, IL helped us pick a new sealer.


We had to sand the smooth surface off of the counter before applying the new sealer. It was not our first choice (as there were other options) but in our situation we knew it would be the best. The counter lost all the shininess, but it did gain more texture and a richer color. We definitely do not have to be careful with it like last time. It is more durable and because of all the imperfections, I don’t worry as much when stains and knicks happen. What a workout it was sanding off the first sealer. We did it by hand, and it created so much dust. Thankfully I had help! 😃


You can see in this picture the difference. The bottom of the picture is the old sealer chipping. The top portion of the picture is showing the sealer sanded off.


All sanded and ready for sealer.


The sealer gave it a bit more color and sheen and has done good at protecting it. So far, so good. 🙂

2 Comments so far

  1. Michelle @ And Then We Tried June 8th, 2017 1:07 pm

    Choosing a sealer for my DIY concrete counters was so hard! I hope your new sealer holds up well!

  2. Tater & Haley June 9th, 2017 6:38 am

    Thank you! Yours looks great! We were trying to get rid of a tile countertop too! 🙂

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