Yesterday was the coldest day Boston has ever seen since 1957 so in between dealing with frozen pipes at the rentals AJ has been laying the tile floor in the half bath.
Let’s flash back to a before picture first, I always love to reassure myself that we are actually making progress. This wallpaper was so quirky and fun that this room wouldn’t have been our initial first choice to renovate, until the toilet started letting off a weird smell because the wax ring was going bad so we opted to replace the toilet with one we had one hand for this makeover and because the kids decided to start pulling off the wallpaper in here (they watched me do it upstairs and decided it would be fun to do it down here).
Those two things prompted this fairly inexpensive bath makeover. To say I love how our bathroom renovation is turning out is an understatement. In an effort to share progress with you in real time I’m sharing it as we do it… even though all the edge tiles aren’t cut and installed yet and even though we don’t have any grout yet. Let me introduce you to our marble hexagon floor tiles:
Here’s the before from the other angle:
… and how it looks now with the new wainscoting, de-wallpapered walls and marble hexagon floor tiles:
I’ll give you a good look at the tile… I go to the door and just stare at it numerous times a day.
What do you think? Do you love the tile as much as I do?
I love having you following along with our adventure, Friends!
Note: We installed directly over the plywood floor (there are mixed thoughts online about doing that). We didn’t think it would be a problem until right before we started tiling when AJ wondered if it wasn’t good to tile on the plywood. This was after the wainscoting was built around the plywood. Because the plywood has been in the bathroom for close to forty years (no settling happening like there may be with new plywood) and there is no moisture from a shower we decided to try it with the existing plywood instead of ruining the bottom of the new wainscoting by pulling it up. If you are starting a new tiling project use cement board as the base, that way you won’t worry if the plywood will be bad for the tile.
Sources for our bath makeover (a few of the links below are affiliate links at ZERO extra cost to you)
Paint: Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams
Wainscoting: Installed by Boyd Builders, LLC (they are AMAZING!)
Toilet: Kohler Memoirs
Sink: Kohler Memiors (ours is 90% identical, I can’t find ours online and I like this one better. :))