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Ending The Bathe (And How Chopping Corners Backfired On Me)


I began engaged on ending up the bathe yesterday. I do know we have been all getting so bored with seeing that crimson strip on the high of the again bathe wall…

It’s been like that for a very long time as I’ve been attempting to work out simply precisely how I needed to do the trim within the room. Did I would like crown molding to proceed into the bathe? And in that case, how do I cope with that dip within the ceiling on the bathe head wall?

I lastly received the trim scenario labored out, and that meant that within the bathe, the tile would go proper as much as the ceiling. So with the entire particulars labored out, I made a decision to see if I may end up that one final row of tiles yesterday.

I did make some progress. First, I needed to do some sanding and priming on the ceiling to restore the harm brought on by my first trim try that didn’t work out. After which I received began on the precise tiling. Look! No extra crimson stripe…

Like I stated, these areas on the ceiling are primed. They are often painted after the tile is put in.

However the story right here is the tile. I solely had one row to complete going all the best way across the bathe. I ought to have been capable of end that in someday.

So did I end it in someday? No, I didn’t. I received 1 1/2 partitions executed, and that’s it. Why? As a result of I made a really silly resolution pondering that it could save me a lot time, and it ended up taking about 4 instances the period of time than this small tiling mission ought to have.

Because it was such a small space that wanted to be tiled, I made a decision that I didn’t need to combine up extra mortar for these tiles. Mortar is simply so messy, and I hate working with it. As an alternative, I made a decision that I’d take the straightforward method and use Musselbound adhesive mat to put in that final row of tiles. (And sure, it says that it may be used on bathe partitions.

The stuff is tremendous sticky, and I can see how it could be fairly wonderful for many tile jobs, like backsplashes. So what was the issue I bumped into? Moist/damp tiles received’t persist with it. Tiles should be utterly clear and dry to ensure that them to stay to Musselbound. And what was I working with? A complete row of tiles that needed to be reduce utilizing a moist noticed. Not a single one among these tiles was a complete tile. Each final one among them needed to be reduce.

I attempted chopping them as quick as I may, however I imply…it’s a moist noticed. In case you reduce tile with a moist noticed, they’re going to get moist. And due to how I needed to mark them, I needed to reduce them with the bottom up, which meant that the porous, unglazed backsides of each single tile was getting many of the water.

So so as to get them to stay to the Musselbound, I needed to stand there with my hair dryer on the very best setting, and actually blow dry every tile earlier than putting in it. 😀

It appeared like such a simple mission, y’all! And it could have been had I not been searching for a simple method out. Had I simply blended up some mortar and put in this final row identical to I put in all the remainder, I may have simply gotten your complete row completed, which signifies that the bathe would have been utterly tiled earlier than I went to mattress. As an alternative, I attempted to chop corners, which made every tile take about 4 instances the period of time that it ought to have (and that’s most likely a conservative estimate), and I didn’t even get midway completed.

I may kick myself for not pondering this by means of higher. However this is only one extra “dwell and study” warning that I can go alongside to all of you. You’re welcome. 😀

However not less than I removed the crimson stripe, and as soon as it’s all grouted, and the ceiling is painted, I feel it would look very good.

In different information, I’ve been looking excessive and low for a curtain rod to make use of within the bathe in order that I can dangle a bathe curtain. I do know a few of you might be elevating an eyebrow at that call, nevertheless it received’t present from the primary a part of the room. So long as you’re solely seeing this a lot (or much less) of the bathe from the primary a part of the room, you received’t see a bathe curtain…

However you will note it if you happen to’re trying extra at an angle like this…

The bathe curtain rod will go from the bottom of the mural wall to the bathe area of interest wall (which is the wall the place my ladder is within the image beneath), and it will likely be simply to the left of the ceiling mild.

I’ve been looking excessive and low for weeks now for a reasonably curtain rod that I can use as a bathe curtain, and I lastly discovered one which matches the bathe fixtures completely! And I discovered it domestically, which shocked the heck out of me. However try how completely this matches…

It’s this Cambria Premier adjustable curtain rod in heat gold from Mattress, Tub & Past, and it matches the Delta Trinsic fixtures completely. I do know a few of you query the entire thought of utilizing a bathe curtain in right here, however I feel it’ll be very good. The bathe is so large, and I get chilled each time I’m in right here working, so I like the thought of getting a bathe curtain to carry within the warmth throughout a bathe. And I additionally love cloth. Y’all know that about me. I search for methods so as to add cloth to rooms, and in loos, that may be fairly difficult. I’ll nearly at all times select a bathe curtain (an ornamental curtain + a purposeful curtain) over a bathe door. Anyway, we’ll see the way it seems. In my thoughts, I feel it’ll look very fairly and add some softness to this in any other case very laborious and chilly space of the lavatory.

And so long as I don’t make every other actually dumb, time-wasting selections within the subsequent couple of days, I simply could have a very completed bathe to point out y’all by the top of this week!

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