Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way
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Sunday, June 14, 2015

The last shower I ever intend to tile

 Saturday was a slow day.  I was sore and stiff from Friday's loading 4 bottles of water for the cooler into the basket at home Depot, unloading it into the car, unloading it from the car at home, and getting it up the steps and into the porch.  That was as far as I made it.  As a result, Saturday morning my shoulders and arms ached, and I was not at all certain I could tile, but I did...slowly and with difficulty.  The front wall where the faucets are is always the hardest, but this one actually did not take that much time.  The cuts were spaced in a good place and it took not too much cutting to get those three pieces of tile just right.  The plumbing is all completed, so it only requires connecting the hardware to the plumbing connections. 
The mitered corner was really tricky but the second row of decorative tiles went up like a piece of cake.  I allowed as how we should have just built the whole shower wall with those little tiles that come on a backing and you can not only slap up a square foot at a time, you get to do your "cutting with a pair of scissors, not a tile saw!
Today, we got an earlier start as I was not so stiff or sore, and we finished the back wall in about 3 hours--I was almost flying with the rhythm.  Clean up, and off for burgers, knowing the hardest part is over.
Grouting will be a one-person job as I can do that without help from Randy, so by next weekend, I intend the shower to be finished...and then, just finishing texture on the wall and painting, and slapping down the floor tile. I plan to put this project to the "done" pile before the end of the month and my next trip to Texas.  Dad has been saying for 5 years that I am never going to get this bathroom done, so I plan to show him pictures of my results!

5 comments:

Jane Bye said...

Yay! You can be proud and Dad will be proud!

Beth said...

Looks lovely! But now I know not to even think about tackling my two '70s bathrooms!

Suzassippi said...

Thanks, Jane and Beth! I am super excited to be nearing the finish after all this time.

Lana Pugh said...

Lol! Looks great, I know you'll be proud to be done.

Suzassippi said...

Yep, sure will. Grouting is easy peasy compared to tiling. :)