Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Apologies and Bathroom Tile

There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. ~Joe Ryan

I'm sorry I completely forgot to post yesterday. The weekend was just nuts and I don't know where my brain went, but I hope it's happy there...

RE: the bathroom renovations. This is pretty much it in a nutshell.

Ugly, twelve-year-old lineleum that was labeled "five year" when we bought it. You can't tell how really awful it looks from that picture, but the seams are starting to wear through and I can't get it clean anymore (it's badly yellowed):



The "tumbled marble" tiles we're using, laid but not grouted or sealed:




We used the same ones in DD's bathroom, and this is what the finished product looks like (grouted and sealed):




We LOVE the look of this stuff and are planning on doing the kitchen and entry way next year with the same tumbled marble. It's a pain to lay (because the pieces are slightly irregular) and it's about twice as much as tile, but we're just going to buy a little every month until we have enough. We were going to just use tile, but I know we'd regret it because the stone just looks so much better. I'll deal with the ugly linoleum for another year so I can have the stone. :-)

Have I mentioned how nice it is to have a handy husband?

The dog remains unimpressed.



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You Get Your Energy From Goals



You are a driven and results oriented person. You always have an end goal in sight.

You bring a lot of purpose and meaning to your life. For you, small decisions and actions matter.

You feel like you are on an important mission, and you do your best not to lose focus.

For you, nothing feels better than accomplishment. You love being productive.




Yep... that pretty much pegged me.

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6 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

Ha! The only thing that impresses the dog is the person who makes his or her dinner.

Good job on the tiling!

Dru said...

I like the tiles.

re quiz: I get my energy from goals and it's 95% accurate.

Have a good day.

Angelina Rain said...

Nice tiles! Looks very modern and classy. And Dakota is so incredibly beautiful.

Brandy said...

We have a larger version on that tile in our downstairs bathroom. I wish Chris had gone with the smaller like y'all have and he didn't seal it well (First time ever laying tile.) We're going to have to chip it up and relay within this year sometime. Yours looks fabulous!

You Get Your Energy From Action
You're the type of person who doesn't get excited until you get moving.
You like to be proactive, whether that means working hard or working out.
You can't stand to stay still for too long. There's things to do and people to see.
You are a natural motivator. You are good at convincing others to take action.

Actually, that's pretty much me. I do have a hard time sitting still as there are always things to do! *g*

I hope you have a fantastic day!

Sarita said...

Love the tile! Definitely worth waiting for.

Marianne Arkins said...

SARITA! (((((HUGS)))))

It's so good to "see" you.