Monday, August 24, 2009

Bathrooms....or.....

as the boys call it - the pooper....although none of the tile is in what is technically called the pooper....oops, yes there is, sorry girlie.... If she read my blog, she would be mortified - what she does not know, wont kill her and you people who know her, keep your big fat mouths shut ;)






Here goes....I am going to start with the above said Girlie's bath: Cheap flooring - standard subway tile - GORGEOUS 12x12 mosaic tile that has 18 rows, so its smaller than an inch made up of glass and marble. It was cut into 3 sections of 6 and used as a border.











We grouted with gray grout which annoyed my husband and our tile man to no end. I would have usually let the Hubs have his way - he is so good and usually doesnt have an opinion - but I knew I was right - RIGHT I TELL YOU. You see, for all you non-Okies - the dirt here is orange. O.R.A.N.G.E.






And therefore, the white grout that the fellas wanted would be orange in a matter of days in the boys bath and in my bath too, if you want to be perfectly honest. It would have taken a bit longer for it to go orange in the girlies, but it would have happened. Maybe bleach would have gotten it out, but I didnt want to take the chance and it not happen and then be in an "I told you so" frame of mind, so I stood my ground. Yes I did! Because I am right, in case you missed that at the beginning.....







This is the boys' locker room style bath - same cheap flooring but with black centers - even cheaper 12x12 - 1" mosaic tile in glass cut to border, same subway tile. This shower is so beautiful in real life. It has a shower head on each end so the boys can both get clean at the same time. We will use hospital track in order to hang curtains for both boys. It is a cheap solution right now as I really do not want to pick out anything else and have it "installed".








After we move in, and I unpack, I plan on going room by room and tweaking things, but I just dont have it in me currently..... Brain over load and honestly, some of this stuff I couldnt care less about.... not true - I care, but just barely.....




This is our bathroom. I love the Carrera marble tile. I want it all over the floor, all over the walls, all over the countertops - but it is cost prohibitive at this time. So, I got just a little taste with the flooring that mirrors the kids' but NICE and the border. I used the same subway tiles.


And yes - that is a window in our shower that has turned out to be boob height. That is what happens when you realize you can make the ceiling on the main floor higher with a high ceiling in the loft and the walls have already been poured in CONCRETE.... I also have another low window in the bath. Oh well - its a quirk and honestly, it doesnt bother me a bit. I know how much it costs to cut concrete and its not as bad as you think.....





















Here is my ode to subway tiles: They are timeless. They are beautiful. They are traditional. They are modern. They are darn near perfect.



One more post to go regarding the ceiling....stay tuned ;)

7 comments:

The Other Mike S. said...

I think you're right on track with the grout. We have white tiles with white grout in our kitchen. The grout is a pain in the butt to keep clean - even if you seal it. Coffee, koolaid, raspberry jam - you name it - are all horrible to get out completely.

Mayberry said...

Lookin' sweet Pearls. And anything to hide the dirt! My wife loves it when I turn the white tub black after I been wrenchin' on some greezy vehicle....

Kim Heinecke said...

I can't wait to see this live! LOVE the boys' locker-room shower

Western Mass. Man said...

Lookin good!

Anonymous said...

I love the marble and glass mosaic tile. May I ask the maker? It's just what I'm looking to do in my own bathroom. Thanks!

kc

I drive my tractor in pearls... said...

KC -

The subway, floor tile, and the marble in the master can from Home Depot :)

The glass tiles and glass/marble in the kids' baths came from a dive of a place off of NW 10th in Oklahoma City. And it was cheap. If I called and asked who the maker was, they would laugh at me and hang up the phone ;)

I cannot recall the name at this second, but its next door to a Cabinet place.

Glad you like and good luck!!

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