This post is a bit bittersweet. I worked extremely hard on my condo that I owned when I lived in Phoenix. I remodeled nearly every last inch of that place. It ended up that real estate values in Phoenix dropped so quickly and so drastically that keeping it wasn't a realistic option. It came down to me giving it back to the bank after I made the decision to move back to Washington. When you pay nearly 150K for it to be sold at auction for 70K and then find that to purchase a condo in the same complex right now three years later it would cost me somewhere around 40K. It is nothing short of heartbreaking.
One project that I wanted to share is the fireplace facade transformation. The condo had its original gray 6x6 ceramic tiles. I decided I wanted to bring it into the new century and choose 1x1 glass tiles, in mixed shades of brown. Take a look at the spectacular transformation.