Thursday, June 30, 2011

Time to Tile!

"We"   (I'm smiling sheepishly right now because my husband did all the work) , finally jumped into a project that we had been putting off for a looooong time.  That is to tile the bathroom upstairs that goes between two guest rooms.  We actually have had the tile for a couple of years now.  It was just one of those things that we kept procrastinating about.  I know no one else ever does that! : )  When company was coming for a few days, that got us hopping.  As a matter of fact, there were other projects that were completed as well; one being a new microwave oven installed  (YAY!  Can you see the big grin on my face?)  by none other than, you guessed it, my DIY husband!

So slowly, but surely, (cause my DIYer is also a perfectionist), things are getting done.  I love it! 

The flooring that was in the bathroom (which I forgot to get a picture of) had been there since the house was built, 17years ago and it was uuuuu ga ly! Not to mention worn out.  It literally had a hole in it that I had to cover with a rug.  So, it was time for the tile!

These first pictures are of the bathroom after the vinyl flooring had been ripped out, and before the tile was laid. The "before" pics, I guess you can say.

It got worse before it got better!

Cutting the board that goes under the tile.

Bringing the board upstairs.  He made a lot of trips up and down these and the basement steps.  He was pretty tuckered out after this.  We are not getting any younger, you know!  He enjoys this kind of stuff, though.  I sure am glad!  He has gotten some experience at laying tile in the past couple of years; some for us and some for others.  I don't think he's ready to go into it as a career or even as a hobby.  It's pretty hard work.  Take it from one who knows!  (there's that sheepish grin again!)

 .                                                            Now,  for the "reveal"!

Welcome to the upstairs guest bathroom!

........and here are more "after" pics...........

It looks tons better!  Keep in mind that this is only a renovation of the tile.  The little room also needs to be painted.  I think I have decided to paint it some kind of a gray color and use yellow accents.  Those two colors (I don't know if you can tell by the pictures or not, are actually in the tile.  That's where I got my idea from!  I'm  really smart when it comes to decorating!)  Just kidding!

Here are a couple more pictures of this little space to show a little more how it looks.  We may never come this way again! looks really cool when and if I ever get it painted gray!   I really had rather do posts on other rooms than bathrooms!  I kept trying not to get a picture of the commode!  I thought you could probably do without that! 

Yes, I had to put a little "French twist" to this room as I do to most of the rooms in my house.  Le Bain.  Now that doesn't  sound too bad.  Maybe I will do another post on the bath and entitle it Le Bain.  You can be on the lookout for it, ok?  I'm sure you can't wait!

Linking to Beneath My Heart's "Best DIY Project for June" Party.