Saturday, May 6, 2017

LeakSeal by Rust-0leum

Well I am loving my counter tops, even though it was a total hassle! And I am slowly working on painting my cupboards but lack the want to keep going, but I will, lol!

So, I am doing a product trail called LeakSeal with Rust-olem! It's a Flexible Rubber Coating which seals leaks and cracks instantly. It's water-tight and paintable.

We have a basement in our home and it looks basically the same as the upstairs but where the kitchen would be downstairs is just and extended living area.

We have two windows that set just at dirt level. These windows have leaked since we had a contractor put them in 20 some years ago. I have tried a few things over the years but nothing has worked. So they have had nothing around them and I have taken the frame of one window down a long time ago. Our seasons are pretty dry here but this last winter was very wet and we had snow on the ground for about 3 months, which is unheard of here. Anyways, it leaked again, going down the cement wall.

When Rust-oleum  was picking 50 people to sample their product, LeakSeal, I was hoping I would win and get the chance to try it! I did, Yay!! So this is about LeakSeal.

I apologize but I hate seeing these pics and for ignoring the problem for so long. But I think we have a winner.

I had to move everything away from the walls and then start sealing.

First I received the LeakSeal.

 Which came very nicely packaged for paint!

Then I cleaned up the window and wall area to make sure it was clean.

First Window

2nd window

2nd window before anything applied

Since LeakSeal only seals crack and gaps up to 1/8" I had to fill in the rest of the window with other products. So after cleaning the area I wanted to put in Concrete & Mortar Filler & Sealant by DAP. But the gap size was to big for this product as well, lol, so I went with Quad Foam (window & door door foam. I had foam in the large areas but needed to fill more of the gaps.
Foam added

Foam cut and trimmed

After all the foam was dry and the concrete sealer was dried, I applied the Leakseal.

I only added foam where there were big gaps. Concrete sealer on each side and bottom. And I must mention that the two windows did not leak above the ground level.

Wet application

Just applied LeakSeal

Dried 1st window

The product was easy to apply. Sprayed 1st coat on lightly and waited about an hour (only need to wait 30 minutes) then applied a 2nd coat. I loved how there were no drips AT ALL! It also dries to a matt finish.

After I let this sit for a day, I tested it out. I ran a water hose outside the windows and let sit for about 5 or so minutes at full stream. After the water soaked in I went a looked at the results and the picture of that is above. I am very happy to report that nothing leaked. I am sure it helped with applying the other products too but in the end they all played well together.

Next up I will be putting shiplap up on the wall. That is why I didn't care how it looked in the end, which is horrible. But now that the leaks are fixed I can move on to redoing the horrible downstairs basement. Stay tuned and hopefully I will finish it this sometime this month. The kitchen cabinets, well, that is another story. Hopefully soon.
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Do you have any major reno's going on right now?
Let me know in the comment section!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

New Counter Tops

I have been working on these babies since 1917, lol. OK not really, I wasn't even born yet!!
I started on Feb. 13 and just finally got them done.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Quick Project

I have a quick and easy project this go around! Even though it's easy, it took me a while to get to it.

A friend of mine gave this door knob to me on my last birthday and I love it but didn't have a place for it until recently. I have been redoing (or rather) repainting my kitchen and had to take things down to do so.

I have quite a bit of old boards laying around and so I married the two, lol.

Door Knob

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What Would You Do?

Hey Friend,

I hope your weather is improving wherever you may be.
Our snow has finally melted, Yay!!

I have been working on several things and finally have finished two.
One I am sharing today.

I bought this little blue dresser about a month ago for $25. I should have looked at it closer, my bad. After I got it home and finally started working on it, I found out that the drawers all needed realigned and glued back into place and it was cheap particle board. That's what I get for not looking (who does that) just me, I'm sure, lol.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rusty Metal Box

Hello Friends,
It's almost Friday!!
Do you ever feel there is not enough time in the day?
I have been working on several projects, trying to get them done all at once, which we know never works out, lol.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Redoing the Kitchen

Hey Friends, it's snowing again, lol. This is the most snow we have had in Oregon in years! We have had snow on the ground since December, which in my part of the woods is unheard of. Maybe two weeks at the very most and I tell you what, I'm getting tired of it and want spring to show up, lol.

Here is a look of what I have been up to while it's been snowing outside.

 I have wanted to paint our kitchen for some time now. It hasn't been painted for twenty some years. I painted the trim around the kitchen finally but still have the ceiling to do!
Here is what is done so far.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Pom Pom Garland

Hey Friends, it's been awhile! I had a nice little break and am ready to get back to work or blogging. I have enjoyed stopping at many of your blogs and enjoying the articles and eye candy.

I have decided to change things up here on my blog. Different heading and changing a few things here and there as I get the time. I hope you all had a good new year! I can't believe it's Valentine's already. Just shipped a pom pom banner of sorts to my daughter that I made. I got the inspiration from Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson. I didn't have the gadget she had and I was swearing by the time I finished, lol. I didn't think making pom poms were that hard, ha!

Here they are in my daughters room, she loved them.

Here they are in our home right after I made them.

The darn yarn kept sticking to my hands. But I think they turned out good!

Do you decorate for Valentines?

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Taking a break

I would like to let everyone know that I am taking a break from blogging. I don't think I have many followers but for those of you that do I don't know if or when I will be back. Thank you to all who have taken the time to leave comments, I appreciated every one of them.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Metal Picture Redo

I've had this metal picture hanging around for years! I bought two of them at a yard sale about 15 years ago and hung them up outside on our deck. You can imagine over 15 years the pictures that were on there had faded, lol. I kept saying I would put something else in its place, which were four pictures of various wine labels that were on them when I bought them. Finally I have decide to make them over. Here we go!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Goodwill Hunting

Since returning home I have been busy painting up a storm! I also need to get out and do some gardening and finish the deck but best laid plans and all that, lol.

Today I am going to show you what I found at my local Goodwill. I usually go in thinking I won't find anything but that was not the case yesterday. Here we go.

First off I bought 12, 1/2 pint canning jars that were new and unopened for $3.99, score. Always need those! Didn't get a picture of those, we all know what they look like, lol.

I love this little Paris chest!! It's very clean on the outside and the inside. I don't think anyone used it!