Tile for the Master Bath

Okay, well I have to apologize for being so absent this last week (and for the next week to two…).  We recently had some sudden changes which are throwing us on a roller coaster ride of change.  To make a  long story short, we are wrapping up ALL the raw ends of our house in the next few weeks, leasing it out and moving back near family in Utah and Justin is starting a new job, phew!  When I have the brain capacity to talk about what is going on I will!  For now, running on only a few hours of sleep and covered in paint, I just can’t make myself think that hard – instead I want to talk to you about what we are working on in our master bathroom

Let me give you some back history.  Almost 4 years ago, after the WORST home purchase experience you could ever have went down…. When the news FINALLY came that the papers got signed (after 13 days of waiting) I walked straight into the master bathroom of the house and ripped out the carpet.   True story, best choice I ever made…

Well, we didn’t really have the cash to redo the floors at the time, so being frugal I painted the concrete floors, and we’ve lived with them ever since.  But recently I was contacted by Home Depot to see if I wanted to try out the new Atmospheres Tile Collection by Daltile, uh, let me think about it for half a second –  yeah!!!

The Home Depot is the one-stop-shop for all tiling needs, whether you are an experienced DIYer or a first-time tiler.  I ought to know, I actually worked in the flooring department my first year of college. So I feel really comfortable hanging out with bags of grout and tile saws…. The other good news is that there are tiling experts available at every store. The Home Depot is empowering customers to take on both large and small scale tiling projects.  And I know  (they used to, and probably still do) teach tiling classes to help you feel comfortable with all the tools and products… (ask your local store if they have a class).

When I checked out the new line they wanted me to look at I was excited about it too.  Two lines in the collection are inspired by some of my favorite stone Carrara Marble and Crèma Marfil.  The Atmospheres Tile Collection by Daltile offers a variety of style, color and size options, so you can create your own unique designs with tile. The possibilities are endless!  I love how the lines works together.  The great thing is that the price point for this line is REALLY affordable, without all the work of caring for natural stone.

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So we wanted to find a tile that would be neutral and durable, so I choose the Briton Bone (based on Crema Marfil) You can see an example of how the line works together so nicely!

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We went and picked everything up.


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Part of the new line…

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The tile we chose.

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Don’t forget to get your grout, thin set mortar, trowel, sponge, sealer… (ask for help if you aren’t sure…)  So, funny potty training story, we had an accident right after this picture.  I didn’t’ get many pictures of the other supplies, just too distracted.  However I should mention that the Home Depot associates were awesome about the accident, and were so nice, score 10 points for everyone that helped us out!  And the good news is we are doing pretty well with potty training since.

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While loading the car, we let the toddler finally be free!   She was be so much happier!

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I will let you know how the tiling project went, I finished on Saturday!  I have some tips to show you next time…  I will try to get it all written up in the next week between packing boxes!

 

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8 Comments

  1. I enjoyed your video. Your daughters are beautiful and fun..dancing in the aisel! 🙂 Good luck with your new journey.

    1. Brittany! I know, it is totally a surprise to me… we’ll see what we do for the next house. I really want to build! (like Justin and I build it… we’ll see!)

  2. I went back and looked at your story about buying your house — that is a great story (for someone that didn’t have to live it) and you are right no one will be able to top it. Glad it all worked out in the end –and before you had a break-down 😉
    Good luck on finding a sane seller this time!

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