Hey guys! I’m so sorry in the delay of posts the last couple of weeks! With the 4th of July and then my little summer getaway, I have been bizzzay! But in that time, we did manage to complete the shower/tub tiling job! I must say, this was the HARDEST tile job to date, but it came out BEAUTIFULLY! So impressed with myself 😉 haha
This is what our bathroom currently looks like.
It’s still a mess in there, but look at that arch! Isn’t it beautiful? It was nice touch on a necessity. We made the arch to enclose the exhaust pipe. I would really love to add a chandelier there, but with water and moisture I’m just going to put a little water resistant spotlight. More on that all later…
Back to the tiling. Tiling day uno consisted of our shelves in the shower only. That’s it. They were a pain in the behind and took forever, but I freaking love these hexagon tiles!
Day 2 consisted of the window and that whole middle wall. I wanted to stop after the window; the BF convinced me after ordering pizza to power through. Doesn’t take much to give me a little motivation. I like food, haha.
FYI, THIS is why I wanted to stop after the window.
These little rounded pieces we used to round out the window are for the birds. Sheesh. They were tough, but I liked the look rather than doing an easy tile for a window or shelf that would actually curve around and make like a 90 degree angle. And did I mention be easier? Yes, those were a no go. We did these little guys instead.
This had also happened.
OK, you see that skinny line between full tile and window? This about sent me over the edge because I didn’t want to just do a skinny white tile there. (It would have been fine. Don’t judge me. I know.) Brainstormed and decided to do a black border line across the wall there. Then got to Home Depot, and they didn’t have exactly what I was thinking. Went to Lowe’s, brainstormed more. Went back and forth and eventually decided on the most expensive option. Marble.
These little guys ended up not being too easy either. Depending on the density of the veins in the marble, it can be very soft! So I bought exactly what we needed, but once we started cutting and having to waist, we needed more.
See that top right corner? That’s what we were short 🙁 I actually went back to Lowe’s the next day, bought another piece thinking enough, it wasn’t. I had to go back and get another. Oh well. Each piece was roughly $5. Just the marble alone was almost $100. It was definitely a splurge, but I love it. (Just need to remember to seal it really well!)
Day 3 we did the left wall where the faucets and shower head will be in hopes we could have a plumber back sooner rather than later.
This is me trying to entertain my 60ish followers on snapchat. Smh. Haha. I do post a lot of fun stuff on there. If you have the snap, follow me @chelsie337 !
Oh wait! Forgot to tell you about another fun incident. One of the boxes of the subway tile didn’t have all Daltile in it. Someone returned a hodgepodge box of tile with some they didn’t even buy from Home Depot! Can you see the difference in color in that one extremely white tile below?
It was a mess. Had to pull off three tiles from the wall. Luckily we noticed when mortar was still wet. Scared me so bad I thought I had bought the Almond instead of the White, but those few random tiles were just extremely white and another brand. We had those and some bullnose edges in that box. About 10ish we couldn’t use. We literally only needed one more tile to finish. ONE! The BF ended up taking one of the bullnose tiles and sawing off the bullnose part. It’s really unnoticeable and worked out. There was no way I was going back to the store! Haha.
So what do you think so far? I’m so excited! I have a new renter moving in Sunday, so bathroom has to be functional by then! Stay tuned!!!
P.S. Thank you all who have subscribed, commented, sent love, etc. I’m so appreciative and it means so much to me to know y’all are enjoying watching this journey with me!