Bathrooms + tile

When we say we are “DIYing” I mean we are doing it all. That includes the back aching tile work. I may be sleeping on a heating pad every night, but it’s going to be so worth it. I have been able to do custom styles and designs in every single bathroom with high quality tile at half the cost – that just from doing it ourself! We are far from completion on the house but there is progress being made every week! We are coming to the finish line with laying the tile and then we will move to grout and paint (praise hands!).

The Half Bathroom

Thankfully the half bath was a small room to tile! I have found so many vintage bathroom inspirations on Pinterest with this sweet petite hexagon tile, but little did I know – you cannot buy the borders! This border is custom and hand placed. We had to remove the white tiles and replace them with the black ones. It was definitely a labor of love, and we love it! The vanity will be made from an old antique wash stand that I found at a local antique shop (it’s amazing!). We also plan to add some wood work detail to the walls and the whole room will be painted a deep green.

Guest Bathroom #1

This bathroom will painted a soft grey mixed with the white subway tile. The floor was completed this week but I didn’t get a picture of it, but trust me – it’s perfect. Under the two windows will be a free standing soaker tub with a classic shower curtain that wraps around the entire tub. This bathroom will also be getting a custom vanity made from a small antique wash stand. To have a contrast with the white and soft grey, all of the fixtures are matte black.

Guest Bathroom #2

This is one of my favorite rooms! I am in love with nothing but black and white (insert heart eyes here). The shower was completed after I made these pictures. We are putting up board and batting chair rail in this bathroom with my favorite part of the whole room – black and white buffalo check wall paper! To keep things simple we are using a classic white pedestal sink.

Master Bathroom

Ahh. My oasis. Our master suite is based on a more dressy, neutral space compared to the rest of the house. I really picked up inspection for our space after touring an old plantation home in Spring Hill, TN. The tile was completed in the entire bathroom after I made these pictures. The shower is tiled with the long subway tile with the 2 inch hexagon mosaic in the shower floor. We also plant to put the shower tile on the wall as a chair rail behind the soaker tub. This space will be painted a soft white with contrasting grey trim work. The vanities will be custom made and stained a medium wood tone.

Guest Bath #3

This bathroom will be a mix of 2 classics – glass subway and marble. I firmly believe each room needs a statement piece and this time it is the marble hexagon shower floors. This bathroom is still a work in progress that we just started Friday night.

The Mudroom

This amazing painted cement tile is our mudroom floor – we haven’t started to lay this just yet because it is the high traffic entrance for construction. I originally planned to do the popular black and white pattern tile, but as soon as I saw this brand new tile at The Tile Shop in Franklin I knew my plans had to be changed. The walls will be a soft shade of white to match the white base of the tile. Looking into the house from the mudroom you can see into the laundry room. As a result, both the laundry room and the mudroom need to coordinate. I am color matching the navy (it’s almost a brighter blue than navy) that is in the tile and having my shaker style cabinets painted to match. The wall color from the mudroom will continue into that space, and we are on the fence deciding between a brick paver backsplash painted white or just going with the classic white subway tile.

We purchased the simple white subway tile from Home Depot, the 12×12 marble floor tile from Lowe’s, and the unique tiles from The Tile Shop in Franklin, TN.

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