The grouting is FINISHED. (The gaps in the corner and the around the tub will be caulked later.)
I’m exhausted. What a weekend! I need to sleep.
p.s. Photos of the painted floor tomorrow, I promise. I would post them now, but I’m so tired I could cry, and I have to get up for work in 4 1/2 hours.
Feel better! It looks great.
it’s coming along lovely!
Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the finished room!
Bless you for sharing!
What a fantastic job you have done!!
I hate tiling!!
Fantastic, looks beautiful 🙂
this really turned out beautifully!
What a weekend! It looks lovely!
Your tile work is amazing – so neat
Very cool Anna. You are like me with the sleep. I went to bed waaaayyy to late last night only to have to commute to the city. And the crazy thing is I don’t always sleep on the train. Great job with the bathroom
Looks great! Can’t wait to see the floors!
The tile looks great — just imagine how much time you’ll have when everything actually gets finished!
I wish I had seen these pics before we did our subway tiles in the kitchen. Your edges are perfectly finished. I feel like a total dork for not doing mine like this…maybe I can talk my husband into re-doing it.
may a offer you a “you go, girl”? there is no way in hell I would attempt to retile my own bathroom (but then again, I can barely hang a picture on the wall successfully). I am way impressed!
It looks fantastic. I have the exact same tub with the Art Deco detailing. Can I ask you how you demo’d around the existing tub. Wasn’t it hard to install the backer board and tiles with the tub in place? This is exactly what I’d like to do in my bathroom but I thought the tub would need to be removed for access. DId you remove the tub and then put it back?
Dear lord, get some sleep and take care of yourself!
You did an absolutely fantastic job and I can’t wait to see the floor!
looks great! i wish my bathtub looked that nice.
This looks amazing!
Please get some rest. 🙂
Looks amazing Anna! I love the classic look of those subway tiles.
Hopefully the rest of the bathroom will go faster for you now and you can get some rest.
I think it makes us feel good to live in a space we like. It’s like a candy for the eyes, or a good book for the soul. I like the white floor.
wendy: No, we didn’t remove the tub. The backerboard isn’t actually supposed to touch the tub at all, though — it should stop about 1/4″ from the edge of the tub. You don’t want to run it behind the tub or anything. The tiles overlap the edge of the backerboard slightly, and run about 1/8″ from the edge of the tub. That gap gets caulked. Again, you don’t want the tiles to actually touch the tub at all. Gaps are necessary for expansion!
This looks amazing Anna!! I love white floors and have been thinking about painting ours as well, to me it’s a very danish thing that I wasn’t used to while living in Sweden. Now I’ve leared to love it and it sure can make a room feel increadibly airy and fresh! I’m very impressed with all the work you put into your house, and your amazing results! You keep on inspiering me!
Oh that comment was meant for the post about the floor! But the bathroom looks great too!
Well, Anna… this is all your fault. I see your bathroom and think, “My bathroom is blah. I haven’t done anything but hang a shower curtain since we moved in.”
I have been so busy restoring the other rooms.
So, I get this wild hair to pull up the vinyl floor, so I can paint the subfloor a pretty glossy aqua-blue, paint the walls a heavy cream, and the trim a bright white. Just as an interim fix until we can afford the hex and clawfoot and all that.
Hours later, we located a TON of water damage, mold, vast grossness. And I won’t have a toilet for awhile. (I will have to brave using my sons’ toilet. Gross!)
I blame you. I really do. Witness the carnage here:
Seriously. I love you. You know I was joking, right??
Best of luck with the silicone caulking, or whichever caulk you use. It’s the one job that I hate. I had to caulk some skirting last year and I still have nightmares about how much smoother it could look.
I read a great hint on how to get a neat finish from caulk. It was in a DIY book. Place masking tape a few mm from the edge you are sealing. When the caluk/sealant has been applied and smoothed with a wet spoon, take up the tape for a neat edge.