Saturday, March 5, 2016

Master Bath Shower

How did your week go?

You know the phrase, "the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry? 

Well, our week went kind of like that, only without the mice.

Mr. DIY took the week off to work on reno-ing the shower and guess what happened?
On Saturday night, he said that he felt like he was coming down with the flu.
And he was right... 
Mr. DIY is rarely ever sick, but he stayed in bed all day on Sunday.

Let's back up a bit. Our lovely brass framed shower had to be replaced before we could put our house up for sale. It was looking pretty bad. Some of the brass had worn off  the frame and some of it was corroded. It just looked awful. We didn't really want to redo it and spend $2,000+ on it, but there was no way around it. Many houses in our area have upgraded to a frameless shower and they are pretty expensive. Ours is going to cost close to $1,500 just for the glass part and not including the tile.

One of the difficult parts of the reno was finding a tile that went well with the existing floor tile that we installed 6+ years ago. We search Lowes and found the accent tile , but we really lucked out when we found a tile at Home Depot that went well. Here are the 3 together.
Pretty good, don't you think?

Here's  how the shower looked before:


Mr. DIY was able to demo the shower on Saturday before he fell ill.

On Sunday, I gave Mr. DIY some of the herbal supplements that I've been taking to heal from lyme disease and on Monday, he felt well enough to put up some cement board that the tile would be attached to. That's as far as he got on Monday as he was still sick and his energy didn't hold up.

He was able to start tiling on Tuesday. 

He was making slow, but good progress on the tiling for the next few days and the company who will install a frameless shower came to template on Friday. 
Mr. DIY continued to tile around the back of the tub. He would have grouted today (Saturday), but decided to replace a few of the tiles that didn't look good on the end of the horribly unlevel, unstraight knee wall. The tile adhesive has to set for a day, so he'll have to grout during the week sometime.

The toilet area in the Master Bath is already painted Sherwin Williams Silver Strand lightened to 75%. We'll start painting the rest of the bathroom the same color and I can't wait to see how it looks with the accent tile. 

That's how our week went and Mr. DIY is still on the mend. 

Hope your week went well.



  1. Oh my this is going to be so nice! You were lucky to find a tile to coordinate so well. Too bad Mr. DIY got ill. He must be a strong willed person to work though he's been ill with the flu.

  2. We have basically the same shower as your before but instead of brass ours is chrome. I really want to redo it! I love the tile you picked out.


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