Monday, December 19, 2011

Tile (almost) Complete!

I hope you enjoyed the little trip down memory lane – it’s always nice to look back and see what you accomplished. The first year had much bigger differences but I guess it’s normal to lose some motivation when your house is in livable condition!

The last couple weeks we have been working on finishing the tile in the tub surround. The diagonal tile was a little trickier than we anticipated (but then again that’s always the case!).

We put in some glass/natural stone mosaic accents between the different tiles.

The subway tile was surprisingly fast to install – maybe we’ll go that route with the master bathroom.

I think we did a pretty good job going from our plan to the actual tile – the only real difference is the type of accent tile we used.

Of course we’re not going to see the tub surround the same way as our guests – we’ll be on our knees bathing the baby and get to see it from this angle instead…

This weekend we started installing the bullnose tile on the baseboard area. The job went pretty quickly but we had to leave some space for the vanity since we haven’t selected one yet. And of course we were short about 5 tiles– I guess pregnant women should not be the only ones taking measurements! I did get to do some fun cuts with the tile saw for the corners though.

The most challenging part was the little wall near the tub.

We still have to grout and we’ve spent a lot of time looking for a color that we like. We have tried two so far and didn’t like either of them. We did find one color we liked at Home Depot and another one at the Tile Shop. Unfortunately neither one is available in a non-sanded version. So we may just mix a couple of the ones we have together to get a grayish/tan color. We’ll see what happens!

During the week we actually didn’t have much time for house work because we were busy with baby classes. We finished up our “Prepared Childbirth” class and took both sessions of the “Infant Care” class. Now all we have left is the tour of the hospital and we should be ready (HAHA!!).

My co-workers threw a baby shower for me on Friday – I was completely surprised. And Chris was able to keep the secret for over a month!

I am definitely getting larger though – now people on the street can tell that I’m pregnant. It’s hard to believe that there is only a month and a half before my due date – we really need to finish those bathrooms!

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