Happy Friday! This week has been so relaxing for me. I’m not sure why but i’m not complaining! We had some real snow in Georgia over the weekend (8 inches people!) so it has been nice to enjoy it into this week.
We have been wrapping up a few projects around the house lately. Brett finished the long, long, LONG process of de-popcorning ceilings. He finished painting the ceilings and all that is left is adding crown molding to the hallway, nursery, and guest-room. We learned a few things from this project; a) NEVER POPCORN YOUR CEILINGS. There is no reason on earth that would make adding popcorn ceilings ok. The next person who owns the home has to take it off or pay tons of money to have someone else do it. b)
We Brett will never DIY removing popcorn ceilings agin. Yes, it may be worth it to pay someone a lot of money to do it for you, unless you like injuring your forearm, but that is for another post for another day.
I also finished painting the vanity in the bathroom. It took wayyy longer than expected and I am pleased with the results. I can’t wait to show you the color!
Today’s post is all about a tile transformation. Our guest bathroom tile is this icky tan with a dark and dirty looking grout so it just had to go. I pinned this post some time ago knowing that it would come in handy one day and I’m so glad I did because it was the tutorial I used to transform our floors. We went from this…
The whole project cost less than $20. I bought the same grout renew Chris Loves Julia did (see post) at Home Depot. I’ll be honest, right after I finished I was a little scared because it looked blue to me. I underestimated how tan the tile was and thought it was a bit more gray so I bought platinum grout stain. I am not sure if my eyes just got used to it and it really is blue, but the color grew on me and I am happy with the results. It took 5 HOURS to finish but I’d say it was worth it. It took more time than I wanted to spend on a temporary fix (until we can replace the tile) but at least I don’t want to vomit each time I walk into the bathroom.
I used all of Julia’s tips like using the Q-tip instead of a tooth brush and used a ketchup bottle to apply the paint in the grout and I feel like it made it easier (as in less clean up). One thing I learned is that a little goes a long way so the thin line of product is the key.
What do you guys think? Up next on the list is installing the vanity hardware and adding a ceiling fan into the duct work (ahhh!), then painting. We are making progress!!!