Friday, June 29, 2012

Big Project News!

Drum roll, please.  I'm retiling my bathroom floor next week!  I'm so excited!

    My generous, wonderful, crafty, caring father will be coming out to Chicago next week to lead the project and help me learn about how to tile a floor.
Aren't my sister and dad cute?!

    Last year, Mike and I put up a tile backsplash in our kitchen, which you can see here.  It was our first semi-big project that we did together on our house.  Flooring, however, seems much more complicated with the whole "take off the toilet, disconnect your radiator, make the floor level" thing going on.

    Mike and I are going tile shopping tomorrow morning.  I will share all the details with you tomorrow.  Until then, here are some inspiration pictures.  I might not love the whole bathroom, but the tile is the focus of all of these pictures.
I love the pixelated look.  Ooo, and how it goes up the one wall.  I think it's a little complicated for me though.

Oh, how I love hexagon tile!  Don't be shocked if that's what we end up with tomorrow.

I love the herringbone pattern made with simple rectangular tiles.  

Yes, I really love the herringbone.

    You can see some more of my tile inspiration on my Pinterest board  appropriately named Bathroom Tile Inspiration.

What do you think?  Do you have a dream-tile for your bathroom?  Please share!


  1. Let me know how it goes. Our ugly, cheapo, 1992 bathroom is enemy number one around here.

    1. I hope this project fits in the "easier than I was expecting" category. If it goes well, I will be happy to share some tips with you. :)

  2. Papa Steve is amazing for leading on this project! Is there anything that man can't do? I like the herringbone look a lot too, in the lighter stone. The pixelated look would be amazing but it definitely seems to be the hardest pattern of the above examples. Either way we're going to have some fun!