I Just Want to Show You

After posting photos of the newly-tiled-but-not-yet-grouted bathroom floors I was going to wait until everything is finished before revealing anything.

The shower bench and kneewall are finished in the conservatory bathroom. (The red specks are temporary spacers.)
The shower bench and kneewall are finished in the conservatory bathroom. (The red specks are temporary spacers.)

I can’t wait, though.

The corners are well-matched. Charlie and I could not have worked that out if we'd been tiling.
The corners are well-matched. Charlie and I could not have worked that out if we’d been tiling.

The tile looks mahveluss.

If we end up using the penny tile over the sink the decorative lines will be on two different planes.
This was readers’ choice for the listello placement.
The contrasting tile listello ties this room to the colors in the conservatory itself.
The contrasting tile listello ties this room to the colors in the conservatory itself.

The readers helped me decide where the listello should go in the conservatory bathroom.

Now we have enough tile to finish the conservatory floor. Whew!
Now we have enough tile to finish the conservatory floor. Whew!

And I told you I had to order additional conservatory floor tile which wasn’t due to be delivered until December 11th but showed up promptly on the 4th.

In the master shower the floor is white marble and the walls are "ice white" ceramic.
In the master shower the floor is white marble and the walls are “ice white” ceramic.

The master bathroom is coming together more slowly but that’s because the room is twice the size of the conservatory bathroom.

Glass tile gets no bullnose -- it just ends.
Glass tile gets no bullnose — it just ends.
The master bath wall tile ends with a bullnose on the 3" edge.
The master bath wall tile ends with a bullnose on the 3″ edge.

Since there is no bullnose tile for the glass tile in the conservatory I decided to follow suit in the master bath and just end the wall rather than running a perpendicular border although it does have a bullnose finish.

The master shower is 7'-7" long by 4' wide -- enormous.
The master shower is 7′-7″ long by 4′ wide — enormous.

I think by the end of the week at least one of the bathrooms will be totally finished.

Are you scurrying to finish something before the end of the year?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

12 thoughts on “I Just Want to Show You”

  1. That is so exciting. I was wondering if the needed tile had actually come on early. That’s an awful lot of tile to set and grout. I knew but it hadn’t really sunk in before seeing today’s pictures. Such a smart decision to let the professional do it.

  2. We’re enjoying the skill and experience of our tile setters: 5 brothers each with between 25 and 35 years experience. Their father taught them and they’re teaching their sons. I would use them on another project but I think my tiling will be finished after these two bathrooms. Jo

  3. WOW! it’s looking so good! i agree with Barbara H. – when you see it in person you realize just how much tile you are having installed – incredible! love all of it. sounds like your original tiler canceling might have been a blessing in disguise – the family of 5 sounds amazing!

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