Monday, February 16, 2015

Finished Tiny Half Bathroom (powder room) Remodel.

 Good Morning my Beauties!
I am finally showing you the full Reveal of our Teeny Tiny Itsy Bitsy Half Bath Makeover.
If you don't recall the Before post is HERE
In the video you can see me not only GROUTING..but SINGING while I grout.
Please remember that I do not claim to have the best singing voice..or the best lyrics
but I do love working on projects and so I sing when I work! :)

When I left you last time
I was JUST getting to the grouting.
so it looked like THIS...

 That meant it was time to mix up the unsanded grout.
I read the instructions to get the proper consistency 
and started mixing.
 My daughter even wanted to get in on the "girl power" and helped 
me mix.
Its a really good arm workout.
Once the grout had set and stirred again it was time to finally start.
Here I am like in the video troweling on the grout.
You use the float to push the grout down into all the little spaces. The float has a tapered edge that you then use to scrape across the top of the tiles to make sure you don't waste too much grout on the top of the tiles. Since the bathroom is so tiny it only took about 45 minutes for me to grout the whole thing. After waiting the recommended time you then wipe the tiles with a damp...almost DRY sponge...You don't want a ton of water you are just trying to make sure the grout is good and down between and that you are getting the majority off of the top of the tiles.

Here you can see the above the sponge spot that had been WIPED and the below which had not.
After you are all done wiping and you look carefully that you didn't miss any spots you then have to be patient and WAIT. 
You can use a dry cloth to lightly buff the tiles to get any additional residue off the tiles 
but you need to stay off a couple days to let the grout cure.
You also have to let it cure for the sealer
Since this is a busy bathroom I wanted to make sure that it got a good sealer and did two coats.
It will help keep that grout cleaner; for longer.
Once that was done it was time to start putting the bathroom BACK together.
With some help from the HUBBY of course!
 Here he is putting up the new trim before we could install the new
toilet and sink.
Once the toilet and sink were in there would be no way to get trim back behind it.
He did an amazing job with the trim that I painted 
and then he could install the new low flow toilet and
Then it was on to the vessel sink and faucet.
The only hiccup we had at this part is that the faucet we purchased came with a Regular drain. 
Vessel sinks do not have overflows so those types of drains don't work.
We needed a vessel sink drain
So we had to run to the store mid project and buy a $15 vessel sink drain.
There always has to be ONE of those kind of issues when working on a project...:)
Once all the fixtures were installed and NO leaks it was time for me to put the finishing touches on the bathroom.
I had never realized that our biggest issue was going to be a mirror.
because the bathroom is so small and we have to have the sink close to the wall there
were only a few choices for a mirror above the sink that wouldn't look Weird.
We chose an oval mirror that could give us the height we wanted and also be centered over the sink.
What we also didn't think about with a vessel is???
I was freaking a little after all the planning I had done on this project
that something as little as soap would cause such a fit.
Hubby to the rescue.
We hit a local decor store and found a cute little shelf
for right under the mirror.
It was the exact width of the sink base and fit my eclectic style that 
I love. 
I didn't want the bathroom to be totally MODERN since the vanity and vessel sink 
lean that direction, so I had picked the faucet to soften that.
The oval beveled mirror and little shelf added to that.
It was finally becoming the bathroom I dreamed of.

So here it is...
I had a HECK of a time photographing this room since it is such a small space.
So I hope you can see the difference it made.

Every time I walk in this room I smile.
That tile makes me happy and the fact that its finally 
makes me even happier!
Until next time;
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