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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bathroom Remodel Update



Well, the tile phase of the project is finally over.  As unexpectedly expected, it took a week to do something I had only allotted two days for and $500 for something I only allotted $100 for.  Such is remodeling life when you have an old house.  It needed to be done, though, so whatev.

The bulk of the expense was getting the plumber to put in the toilet and sink.  Since we used Saltillo tile, it raised the floor up about an inch and a half, and it wasn't level, so that's why we left it up to the plumber to deal with.  If you didn't know, imperfection is the nature of Saltillo.  Since they're handmade, all of the tiles are different shapes, widths, textures, colors.  So they're gorgeous, but they're a pain in the poop to lay and work with.  I know that seems counterintuitive because if it doesn't have to be perfect, then what's the problem, but trust me.

My other bathroom
Tile decals
So now I just have to buy these awesome tile decals to cover up the old lady floral tiles.  Then I want to get a new shower curtain and paint the cabinet (to the right of the doorway, not pictured) and ceiling the same color as my other bathroom.

Old lady floral tiles

If you see a pretty Spanish shower curtain anywhere, let me know!!!


4 comments :

  1. I love the look of the Saltillo tile! and tile decals are a great idea. I can think of a couple of places to use them.
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  2. Oh, so cool!! I've never laid tile before...very impressed with your work. We have similar tile decals in our kitchen--weird herbs. Hate them!!

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  3. Thanks for visiting, y'all! Yeah, I hope those decals work out. I think they're a bit expensive, so I'm not going to buy them for a little while, but I think they'll work great. They're $18 for a set of 6, and I would need three of them. So darn, that's $60 right there. Oh well. Here's the link in case y'all want to shop: http://www.2jane.com/mibo-tile-tattoos-%E2%80%93-4-ventor-%E2%80%93-gree-only-on-white-set-of-6

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