Saturday, December 28, 2013

Magic Carpet Ride OUTTA HERE


Remember our guest bathroom, the one with the carpet? Yeah, it doesn't have carpet anymore. HUZZAH!

Again, this is the way the "Ugliest Bathroom in America" looked a few weeks ago.



WHY WOULD ANYONE PUT CARPET IN A BATHROOM!?!? G-R-O-S-S.

It was a momentous occasion to pull that mildewy carpet up... Can you see the joy on my face?



Once the carpet was up, we went ahead and pulled the U-G-L-Y (you ain't got no alibi) cabinet and sink out of the bathroom as well. The toilet came out too. Nothing like a fresh start!



We gave the mildew a good scrub, then added some Wonderboard to the floor for a tile backer.





Once the Wonderboard was in place and set, we began adding the tile.  This particular tile comes in sheets for easy installation.




We use an industrial adhesive called OmniGrip to set the tile. We have used OmniGrip on almost every tile project we have completed. It works great and holds up over time. Hubs swears by the stuff.

We decided on a grout called Delorean Gray.  It looks great with the tile and it will look cleaner than a lighter color.




The tile is still a little dirty in the picture above, but it is so beautiful now.  I'll be sure to post a better pic of it in the full reveal.  

Cost for new tile floor
OmniGrip - $20
Tile - $45 (already had some of this same tile left over from previous tile job)
Wonderboard - $30

TOTAL: $95

Hope y'all had a fantastic Christmas full of family, friends and many memories.  Talk soon, friends!

xoxo,

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ugliest Bathroom in America


Friends -

Let me introduce you to our little secret... The Ugliest Bathroom in America. 

Yes, this gem is in our home. It's our guest bath on the third floor. It's hideous. It's kept us from having lots of houseguests. 

It comes complete with carpet, fake marble sink, and terrible cabinetry. It also sports fluorescent lighting in a beautiful soffit. 


There is no other way to put it. This bathroom is U-G-L-Y. 

But not for long....

Talk soon, friends!

Xoxo,