Remember this heap of gauged black slate floor tile? I bought 270 Sq. Ft. of it at a stoop sale last fall from a woman who bought it in the early 70's planning to re-do her kitchen but then never got around to it. (Here's a link to the post about it.)
Well, look at it now!!
Anyway, after three and a half years collecting old materials in hopes I can repurpose them in our project, I believe this is the first time that any of those old materials have been successfully installed in our house. I am very happy with the results.
And, here is another development - We had the bedroom floor re-covered in a layer of half inch plywood. We are going to varnish or paint it and then live with it until we can afford a real hardwood floor (which could be a very long while if we are happy with the painted floor).
I am feeling a little better about our project at the moment.