The guest bath project saga continues and we have been busy busy. Well, mostly Mr. Savvy has been busy. He wants this job finished, too so when he comes home from work he changes to his handy man clothes and gets to work. This week he laid the tile floor and let me tell you it was no easy job. Laying large square tiles is much easier than dealing with these meshed mosaic tiles.
Photo taken standing at the door to the bathroom.
I have always loved a basketweave pattern floor. I am so thrilled hubby agreed, while gritting his teeth, to install it for me if I bought it. I love the look of marble basketweave tile, but that would have cost me a good bit more so I opted for the porcelain tile and love it.
After the floor was glued down many of the tiles were found not glued down the next day so he pulled up all the loose ones and backbuttered each individual tile and laid them back in place. Backbuttered is where you spread some glue on the back of the tile in case you didn't know. The bathroom is small thank goodness, but getting down and bending over and working on your knees is no easy job and especially for someone in their mid sixties with a bad back.
First I had purchased white grout and realized I needed to swap that for gray grout so the definition would be there against the white tiles. I primed and painted the beadboard walls this week and as you can see we have a bit of a mess. The baseboards will cover most of that, but we will sand all that extra off and touch up with paint. I haven't done the final coat anyway. Trim has to be added top and bottom and some caulking will definitely take place before the final coat.
I still have the upper walls to paint and will share how I paint over wallpaper in a future post.
The granite counter with sink came in last week and I love it. It is now sitting on the floor in the bedroom with the rest of the mess. This beauty has been delayed in delivery by the snow, but should be here on Monday.
A great big Happy Birthday today goes to my husband of 40 years, my best friend, handyman and partner in crime or should I say grime. :)
None of this would be getting done without him and he will ask me if this is it when we are finished.
Not hardly dear.... not hardly.
Have a great weekend!