Last week I promised you a quick video of laying VCT tile.
I keep my promises … when I feel like it.
Karen, it says this video is private.
Uch, I know. I’ve fixed it. This is the last time I ever try to “schedule” something with a Youtube video. It never, EVER works. Grr. It’s up now! ~ karen
Very impressive, but really, no chickens?
Actually, what impressed me most was the fact that most television professionals would NEVER allow a butt-ock level camera anywhere near themselves. Nerves of steel, Karen!
Oh please, LOL. I made my living by being willing to not give a shit. I’ve been on camera soaking wet, no makeup, in bed (literally) with Jerry Springer, fumbled my lines, laughed at inappropriate things … See? Again … the difference between host and reporter. I’d be a terrible reporter. I have no sense of keeping my mouth shut. ~ k
And therefor we all follow your blog!!!
…Why we love you! Oh, and inspiring video. You made it look “quick and easy” which we know it wasn’t.
Yeah… what they said.
Seriously, that’s why I fail as an “actor” or host: I’m not good at pretending and I’m not good at opening up to the universe.
When are you going to post your career’s Top 5 Video highlights? That might be fun. For us.
I hope they paid you some big bucks to get in bed with Springer..Couldn’t you talk Mel Gibson into that..Of course he is know to be an asshole at times..quite a few times come to think of it..
I didn’t really like Mel Gibson, Nancy. He was slightly arrogant and kind of bored to be interviewed. Jerry Springer is way smarter and has way more personality. ~ karen!
That doesn’t surprise me about Mel Gibson at all..or about Jerry Springer..I joke about him but I can tell he is very intelligent..and fun!!
See, I knew there was a reason I wanted to watch a video on laying tiles even though I have no plans on doing that. Thanks for the George Michael morning pick-me-up. I love that song!
I especially enjoyed the music. I forgot about that song!
Love the music, who is it?
Megan – That would be the 80’s classic “Freedom” by George Michael. The video for that song is iconic and stars all of the major supermodels of the time. In my opinion the only true supermodels there have ever been. Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, etc. etc. ~ karen!
ah! a new list – first true pies – now true super models – maybe there are some other lists that I’ve missed… or forgotten…
I had to replay a few times to catch the little cleaver haha… I thought it was something really important I needed to know about laying tile…I was right LOL!
NIce! and I liked the song you used. Who is it?
George Michael – “Freedom” ~ karen!
Some of the most iconic tunes are from the 80s. There are some great tunes from the 70s butI find that the tunes from the 80s are much more accessable. On a side note, George Michael just announced last week that he’s writing a new album. Say wha….?
Cute video Karen. I didn’t realize that your bathroom was right off the kitchen.I wondered why you were using the same tile in two different rooms. Now I understand. Looks great.
Great video… I really thought the last shot was going to be of you sinking into a bubble bath. I’m reaaaaaaally jealous of your claw foot tub.
You are amazing.
Great music as always. Was the closeup bits for your scrapbook? Really this whole blog is a scrapbook for your home – if you ever sell you’ll have to sign the rights over & make the new owners swear they will continue to keep us updated on changes.
Then you can start The Art of Doing Stuff in a Retirement Home…
Boy that was fast…you sweep a mean floor. Hope you framed the little cleaver.
Really nice, Karen! I love the flow into the bathroom and the way the diagonals lead your eye.
I didn’t miss the chickens. Too much. (Besides, they make the cat drool!)
WOW! It only took you 1:17 and three outfits to get the job done! Maybe even I can do that!!
LOL. That’s how I should describe things. As a 1, 2 or 3 outfit job. ~ karen!
PS: my favorite flooring look …. black and white checks btw!!
Hey Karen..I got an email from HGTV Gardens today..Tells how to hypnotize a chicken..cute trick..thought you might enjoy it..email@example.com..I don’t know how to do links..
LOL. I’ll have a look. Thanks Nancy! ~ karen
Love the floor!!!!
Thanks Debbie! I like em too! ~ karen
Amazing attitude, amazing site. Marry me !!!!
I’m late but I love the floor! I found your site via google while looking for info on VCT tiles. You mentioned in the earlier post that you had an easy trick for cutting tiles on the diagonal. Not just the hair dryer but – I think – a way to easily calculate the cut the edge against the wall. Can you please share? Thank you!!
Hi Jess! I ended up not doing that post! Maybe I will now, lol. And now … I forget how I did it! It’ll come to me, just not this second. It involved making a template out of cardboard that was 17″ instead of the 12″ you would think it should be. I’ll try to remember! ~karen
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