You’ve all probably figured out by now that I’m not too chicken to try something new. And on that note, I’m about to do a tile project in our master bath around the whirlpool tub. I’ve tiled before, but never by myself, so this will be sort of a new thing for me. But, I’m pretty sure I can do it. And I’ll show you as I figure it out and get it done. I do know how to grout, so that should be a piece of cake.
My plan is to take out the little backsplash that is currently above the tub. Hoping that the drywall doesn’t all rip apart when I take this out. I’ve always thought that it would be really pretty to continue the line of white tile that you see on the right joining into our white tiled shower and continue that all around to the left 2 walls above the tub. It’s about 18″ or so of tiling. So that is my plan.
I’ve seen several girls in blogland using this pretty white subway tile from Home Depot and I didn’t even realize they had this in stock until I saw it around the blogosphere. Kate used it and so did Penny and both of their bathrooms are beautiful. I love subway tile and this will be a fun way to update this bath area just a little bit, along with a decorative row of white tiles too.
So, I’ll be running the decorative tile underneath that ledge on the right. I’ll be taking down that row that hangs down and putting the decorative ones there and wrapping them all around the other 2 walls. Got it? Good, I will be figuring this out as I go along, but I think I’ve got the basics covered.
It will all end up over on this wall, where I’ll finish out that little left wall with more bullnose tiles down to the floor.
And I’d love to add some beadboard wallpaper right on the front panel of the whirlpool tub too, so that is also in my head. I’m hoping it will stick to that surface.
Already shopped Home Depot for the supplies, as well as brought home my dad’s wetsaw for cutting those corner tiles in half.
Here’s hoping that it all goes very smoothly! We’ll see about that. I’ve done enough projects to know there are always a few glitches, but I’m gonna dive in and give it a whirl!
You’ll be the first to see it and I’ll try to remember to take pics along the way. 🙂
disregard this, it’s just code