Bathroom Renovation Part 1

It’s been a while, I know.  And unfortunately, I have no excuses.  The past month or so I’ve fallen into a bit of a funk.  The holidays are just HARD. Work is extremely busy, and we’ve taken on a project at home that is consuming a lot of time. So lately,  whenever I’ve found the time to blog, I didn’t have the energy or the inspiration to write something worthwhile.

Alas, here I am, and presenting to you a sneak peek into our bathroom renovation so far!

Before Photos

We’ve come a long way since demo day! The tile is a 4×10″ white subway – and I’m obsessed with it! We realized about half way through the grout we probably should have went with a gray grout instead of white, but still I think it looks amazing.  Just going to have to bleach the shit out of it to keep it looking white! lol

In progress!

All the tile is up! Next steps = Hang shelves & grout.

Shelves are hung!

Grout in progress!

Shelves in, grout complete!  

I am seriously SO proud of Justin. He has never taken on a renovation like this by himself and has never installed tile before.  It looks absolutely incredible!  This weekend we plan to apply a sealant over the tile, and begin painting — which is where I come in!   Painting the ceiling white, obviously, and I am thinking a “greige” color for the walls.

For now we are leaving the floor as is, but it could be a project we tackle down the road. I’m still deciding if I want to keep or replace the sink faucet, towel bars, and light fixture, and I’m on the lookout for a new shower curtain and rug.

I’ll post another update when the reno is fully complete, so be on the lookout for that!


For my readers:

Well, what do you think?!  Do you have any tips for first-time DIY-ers? Any design expertise you’re dying to share? Drop a comment below!

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