Grouting the Tile in the Guest Bathroom

Sporting some of my yellow rubber gloves, and armed with a rubber float, Kevin dove right into the grouting process yesterday using a handy dandy product called “Simple Grout”…

Because you literally just smear it on, wait a few hours, and then wipe it off- it really does make grouting insanely simple!

He used a damp sponge to wipe off the excess grout…

Having a tub of water nearby made it easy to re-wet and wring out the sponge as needed…

In just a matter of hours, the project was complete!

You’d never know there isn’t really a full wall of tile now that our mirror is back in place!

Altogether, Kevin ended up using eleven 12″x12″ tiles total. We were able to score them for just $4.97 a piece at Total Liquidator in Montgomery. (We LOVE that place!) So for under $55, we got ourselves a snazzy new backsplash, that didn’t break the bank. It’ll be interesting to see what our final tally is for this room when we’re done! And speaking of budget,┬áit would’ve cost us approximately 80 extra dollars to tile the wall underneath the mirror, and since we’ll never see it, we figured not tiling that area would be a great way to keep the cost of our re-do down as low as possible. Not to mention, when it came to re-hanging the mirror- we thought it would be easier to drill back into the drywall, than it would be to drill through the tile.

We went with a bright white-colored grout, to keep the look fresh…

Today, Kevin painted the mirror frame the same color white as all of the trim and cabinetry in the room. It’s a color called “Alabaster”, and it’s made by Sherwin Williams.


We couldn’t have even begun to tackle this room without our gift card from the generous folks at True Value, so we want to send them a HUGE thank you for helping us finally get this party started! (Or should I say “potty started”? Ha!) :-)

The next step is to secure the farm table into place and figure where to drill the hole for the drain pipe. I imagine the phrase, “Measure twice, cut once” will apply during this step.

Wish us luck!

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