Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 10 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Beautiful Project

Buenas tardes!
Just going to show you a few pictures and give you a quick update on the project.
First, is this what it has come to? To be called a project?
 I don't know why I said that.
A project, it sounds like something like something I should be doing for science class.

Well, it almost is just that, something for science class.
If you recall we made these huge concrete slabs and broke them apart and I have spent time acid staining the pieces, some of which are small and others medium and then, some are quite large.

If you have never acid stained, then you should. Everyone should, at least once in their lives.
It is an incredibly artistic and scientific process.

We buy our acid stain in Phoenix, several different colors and then we mix it according to a formula of colors that we have worked out.

I have a work area in the back yard, away from all the plants and with foam brushes, I coat the concrete pieces in layers and drops and streaks and rubs.

The acid stain bubbles and smokes and actually creates its own patterns.
Then the pieces all get layered with polyurethene.

It is pretty unique.
You just cannot drop it on your shoe or a shirt or get it on your fingers.
I have.
Believe me.
It really is acid.

So, finally we have begun to install the floor.
It is not grouted yet, and not cleaned so these pictures really are not showing you how beautiful this floor will look, but I thought you might like to see how it looks in its beginning stages.
Senor has chosen to mix his own grout using an almost black paint powder.

He will start the grouting next week.

The concrete slab beneath the window is where the counter and sink will go.
 He had to change all of the plumbing and the electricity after I decided to put this counter in a different location.
I think it will look really nice beneath the window, don't you?

Well, that is about it for now.
This is a beautiful project.
Que le vaya bien!
linda lou


Linda Mcphee said...

Looks great and I like the counter under those windows.

Ralph and Chris said...

I've been wanting to rip up the carpet in my living room and hall and polish and acid wash the concrete underneath. I think it would look great and be a BIG upgrade from the awful carpet we inherited when we bought this house. Need to hire a pro though, thinking I'm not up to the challenge of doing this!! Particularly indoors!! Your floor looks great and I love having the counter under the window!! How's your work coming on the citizenship thing? Hope that's getting resolved for you.

Joan said...

This house PROJECT is turning out to be a unique beautiful piece of art!

Anonymous said...

WOW! It is gorgeous.

Steve Cotton said...

Thanks for the update. Anything more on the passport?

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Linda, thanks, I like the counter top there as well. I am hoping to make tiles for the backsplash, we'll see how that goes! LL

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Ralph and Chris,
acid staining indoors is something we will have to do to one room, it's a small room, but I think it will be a challenge even tho Senor says...not a problemo. When we get to it I will let you know how it goes.
I am not doing anything about the citizenship at this time. I am waiting to see how my passport renewal goes next year. In the meanwhile I get have of Senor's $$$$ and that is just fine by me, but I will keep you posted on that as well. LL

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Thanks Joan and thanks Yennifer, yep, it is coming along!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Steve, just waiting to see how my passport renewal goes next year, so I am doing nothing. SS 'Guarantees' me half of Senor's money for life and he gets his full amount. I will not do anything until next year, if I do anything. LL