After the primer had a day to dry, I took on painting the bathroom a soothing shade of yellowy-cream (the exact name is Homestead Resort Tea Room Cream by Valspar - who makes up these names?). I chose it because it matched one of the stripes in the shower curtain/accessories I had chosen for the room and because it's the only color we hadn't used yet in the house.
Now that the trim was dry, I reinstalled the blinds and window treatment. I also hung a toilet paper holder and the lone piece of artwork (in order to convince myself it was near completion for sure).
After Andrew scored a great deal on a really nice tile saw, he spent the next weekend tiling the shower walls. The spaces are a bit larger for these tiles at 1/4". We decided to "spice it up" with a row of darker tile by the same brand up near the top and two white corner shelves on each side.
The tiling took two days, then another 24 hours to set. Andrew then grouted with the same color we used on the floor (linen), allowed that to set, then undertook the tedious job of cleaning it. Then, a spray sealer for the grout and another 24 hours to dry. Finally, tons and tons of caulk (which is oh so fun to scrape off the bottom of a tub).
Despite any of the (usual) mess, Andrew did an absolutely amazing job. The tile is perfectly set and simply gorgeous. Pretty awesome for a first-timer, eh?
Next weekend - all the finishing touches! Hooray!
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