Okay, here's a Ventalicious version of a status update...or a twitter or whatev.
This is the entry to our home. The double doors are wood and used to be an ugg yellowish wood color. We sanded them down last Fall (a HUGE task, mind you) and hung them back up, ignoring them all Winter.
As soon as things warmed up, I stained them.
In the entry some genius put PINNNNNNK MARBLE down over a beautiful slate. We took up the marble, hoping we could get the slate clean. Unfortunately, this ended up being impossible and the mastic won the battle.
This is the tile we chose. It isn't that sweet slate but it will do. You can see what it looks like underneath. We didn't even try to get the adhesive off of that spot so you can't see my slate. Someday someone will take up my tile and say, "Who the heck would cover up that beautiful slate?"