Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bathroom Remodel

I feel like I haven't blogged in forever! The new house is coming along (it feels like a very slow process, but many people have told the hus and I that they are shocked by how much we have done already since buying our home in July).

If you follow me on Instagram you have likely already seen much of the progress we have made, but I thought I'd share some peeks of our bathroom (still in progress).

Here is the bathroom floor before we tore it up and laid down new hex tiles. Gorgeous, right?

Here is the floor about half done. Alreadya huge improvement.

Here is the progress from this past weekend. We took out the grimy old fiberglass tub surround and laid new ceramic subway tiles (tiling was definitely easier the second time around, but I don't know how anyone can do this as a job--my most heartfelt respect to anyone in this line of work).

This weekend we hope to paint the bathroom, caulk everything and install the new baseboards. Then I'll have a nice new bathroom, and I can't wait to take some nice final photos to show you all!

Are any of you working on home improvement projects? I'd love to hear what you are working on and if you have any tips or insights!


  1. When we bought our house, some of the big projects had already been done - new kitchen & hardwood floors. The rest of the house is still the original stuff from the 1960's.

    I have a huge list of home improvement projects, but sadly they keep getting pushed down the list as more critical things pop up - plumbing issues, leaky roof, leaky bathtub, break-in. We have done some improvement projects, that we paid someone else to handle, but none of them were very "fun". The only fun project was adding some stand alone storage pieces from IKEA to the kitchen. But other than that, any projects have just been fixing stuff that breaks.

    1. Yeah, we've had some "not fun" things as well. Roof and electrical. I have managed to paint most of the rooms in the house, but I still have to do a lot of trim. Now that our furniture is in the house though, it seems to keep getting put off.

      #1 tip: try to paint everything before you move all your stuff in. Totally worth it.