Happy Monday friends! I'm pleased to tell you that the bathroom tile wall is officially done. The entire bathroom may not be finished yet, but at least the tile project, the one I dove into with very little previous experience, is done...............and I lived to blog about it..........so that's something right? It was a long process, and I'm not going to lie there were a few moments of "good gracious what was I thinking" but I persevered. So today I'm going to show you the before with lots of afters, and tomorrow I'll be back with more of the details and a few things I learned through my first big tiling experience.
It really is amazing what paint and tile can do for a bathroom!
Here's the original before with the old vanity. The new vanity as well as the light fixture deets can be found here.
I really love the new vanity, but the tile wall is without a doubt my favorite thing in this bathroom! And it makes me feel so good knowing I actually did this - me - of all people - which means anyone can!
I mentioned in Friday's post that I figured out a way to keep from having to use a tile saw. Well, what I did was use moulding to frame the wall. I'll show you more of the details in regards to framing the wall in tomorrow's post.
I really love the grey grout lines! I wavered back and forth on what color grout to use, and I'm so glad I chose to use this grey. It compliments the countertop so perfectly and it really makes these little hexagon tiles shine.
It's really hard to truly capture this tile. It bounces light around the room and really made this smallish space feel so much larger.
After looking at all these photos the only thing I'm kind of pondering is whether using the grey caulk was the right move. I love the grey grout lines, but the grey caulk used where the tile meets the countertop is a bit darker than the grout. At least it looks darker in all of these pictures. So what do you think? Should I have used white caulk instead as I did on the sides where the countertop meets up against the beadboard wallpaper? It would be easy to change, but I'm not sure it's the right call. Thoughts?
What I do know with certainty is this:
1. When you think you can't.......you probably, most definitely can.
2. Perfection is overrated. Even professionals don't get it perfect!
3. Being afraid that you'll mess up is crippling you from doing great things (at least it was for me).
4. Messing up doesn't mean you failed; it means you learned something new.
5. Learning something new is never a bad thing.
I'll be back tomorrow with more about the process and a few little tips from a first timer's experience.