Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The never-ending bathroom reno

Wow, what a shock to realize that we haven't posted on the blog in weeks! I blame the bathroom renovation. I am known for blithely wandering into a home improvement project only to discover it's a much bigger undertaking than I realized, but this one may take the cake. 

We calculated the other day that we have spent 74 hours on tiling thus far. This isn't counting the time doing demo or anything like that, just 74 hours preparing the tub enclosure and working on tiling the enclosure. Yeah, you read that right, 74 hours and we haven't even gotten to the floor. 

And...we're actually not even done with the tub enclosure. We've had endless problems with the mosaic tile. Don't buy paper fronted glass tile. If you love yourself and your sanity, just don't do it. Don't. (I warned you.) Over twenty of the little so and so's fell off and had to be reattached with tile adhesive. We also had lots of thinset bleed through that had to be tediously ground out with a dremel and grinder bit. 

I can't help but think back to when we had professionals re-tile our kitchen and entry way and they were done in 2 1/2 days including the grouting. Grouting, I haven't even begun to conceptualize the day that will happen. It might be December...of next year. 

Wish us luck! We need it!

This glass mosaic tile may look innocent, but it hides
a heart of pure evil. 

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