Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bathroom Remodel: Tile!

Ok, I know it has been a bit since you've witnessed any progress made on the bathroom.  I blame that mainly on our warm weekend getaway last week, but really I'm not complaining.  That getaway was severely needed, and we were back to work on the bathroom this past weekend.

If you follow along on instagram you saw this sneak peak.

I was so excited for tile to finally start going in.  As always my ambitions were a lot larger then what was actually do able.  I would have loved to see floor tile start to go down this past weekend, but we are not even close to that yet.

Last I left you we had a bathroom fully clad in new drywall and cement board.

Next is my least favorite step of the whole make over process.  Taping and mudding, and sanding, and mudding, and sanding, and mudding some more. . . you get the picture.

Our walls look like a war zone.  Not only were there the seems as well as the screws, there were tons of bumps and craters in the wall.  We tried to skim all uneven areas, we'll see once the paint goes up if that paid off or not.  Even though the drywall is not complete, the mud needed 24 hours to dry, so it was time to start on the tile.

I spent most of the weekend in my new bathtub, unfortunately it looked like this.

I can not wait until I get to use this thing!  It is seriously deep and I am very excited about that.  Anyways, back to the tile.  We went with white subway tile, keeping it simple and classic.  I actually enjoy tiling, it really isn't that difficult at all.  Spread, notch, place, and space.  Onto the next piece.  We decided to go with 1/8'' grout lines, using the little plastic spacers to keep everything nice and even throughout the process.

The only draw back to the tile we chose is that it is small, and the area we are covering is a good size, making this part quite time consuming.  But I can't complain because you can start to see it coming together, and that is the most exciting part!

I can not wait for the floor tiles to go down.  They have been sitting in our garage for more months then I can count.  I loved the tile when I bought it and I can't wait to see what it looks like in the room.

Next on the agenda, I need to figure out the vanity situation.  I'm thinking I am going to give the old one a fresh coat of paint and a new top, but I have one more store to check out before that is a definite.  If only there were more days in the week!


  1. You seriously look so cute sitting in that deep bathtub just tiling away! Yay for progress...major progress!

  2. The bathroom is coming along great! Also, love your new site design.

  3. It's so awesome that you guys are DIY'ing this!! It's going to look amazing!

  4. Thanks Biana, I sure hope it does, I can't wait to see it all come together!

  5. Haha, thanks! Every time I sit in it I just keep thinking about how great it will be to actually soak in it - hopefully not too far off in the future!

  6. That looks fantastic! Great job on this DIY project. The sloped ceiling makes me think that perhaps you could install a steam shower there.

  7. Thanks so much! A steam shower would be awesome, though not in our budget :(