So, not long ago, we came to the realisation that tiles cost an absolute fortune. Who knew? We’ve been putting this stage off, not because we didn’t want to do it (trust me, I am so excited to have a shower and then not be covered in dust! It’s currently like getting out of the ocean on a beach, but far less glamorous) but simply because of the cost.
All we initially wanted was a plain white tile to cover the walls, with a small border around the room. Any colour at all. We were pretty flexible. But, it turns out this is incredibly difficult to find that’s not outrageously out of our budget. For bloody tiles?!
I tell you what, it’s a good job I’m not that much of a girly girl because if I spent any money on clothes/shoes/make-up, we probably wouldn’t even have a bath yet!
Anyway….after stumbling upon a really good deal in B&Q for some plain whilte tiles with a slight grey fleck in them, we decided to sod the border design, and stock up on these. Get the bathroom finished and then decorate with ornaments instead. Again, with cost in mind, Joe and his dad decided to take on the challenge of tiling the bathroom themselves. So far, they seem to be doing a fab job and I’m really proud of them for braving it!
There has been a few set-backs such as some tiles falling off and Joe screaming with frustration – I was cooking tea downstairs at the time so could only assume that he’s chopped his arm off. But, it seems to be going pretty well.
Hopefully next week, it will be further along and we will be able to book someone in to install our bathroom and shower (currently the loo is in temporarily and the bath still isn’t fully fitted. We’re still brushing our teeth in the kitchen sink. It’s almost like luxurious camping!).
Here’s a few piccies of the work so far.
The first pile of tiles…
Joe primed the walls and painted the lowered ceiling white.
Bacon butties for the boys at work – complete with ketchup initials. Awww!
The first wall that was done – What will make the back of the walk-in shower.
More coming soon…