Thursday, June 3, 2010

Renegade Renovation #11 – Queen of the Tile

Welcome to June. And summer. Niiiice.

Holy cow, where did the month of May go? My apologies for being a bad blogger again.

It seems the time passed me by in a flurry, well, more like in stacks and stacks of tile. Endless days of being on the floor, against the wall, or bent over the tile saw. And it’s finally finished!! That’s what I want to celebrate and who better to do it with than you? Hope you enjoy the photos.

Why did I do so much tile work, you ask? Well, here’s the deal. My budget allowed for inexpensive flooring in a few places, installed by the flooring people. Or, it allowed for tile if I did it myself. Of course, back when everything was shiny and new, with the blush of oh-my-we’ve-got-our-own-house still upon us, tile seemed the best way to go.

Fast forward about eight months, spent working on nothing but the house in our free time. The blush is long gone. Actually, was there a blush? Not sure I remember it. I can’t blame anyone though, because I willingly agreed to do the tile since I’ve done it before. Funny, though, after a few years, you forget how much work it was way back then.

Just how much tile did I do? Uh, let me count the rooms...the laundry room floor, the master bath including floor, shower and counter tops, the guest bath floor, and the kitchen backsplash. Queen of the tile, for sure. Guess it could work as a side job if the whole writing thing doesn’t fly.

At any rate, the push is on, to get this renovation finished so every spare moment is spent doing something on the house. Looks like only a couple more weeks and it’ll be finished. I can’t wait for the day I can just walk into my office, and write.


  1. Oh, my! Sutton, this is beautiful! You should be very proud.

  2. I love tiles! Your pictures look great. It's definitely worth the hard work because they last forever.

  3. Wow.. gorgeous! I could never do my own tile work!

  4. Whoa. You got skills, girl. Guys like girls with skills... or is that the other way around? :)

    Hubby loves sinks like yours, too. Very nice! Definitely back-breaking work, though. Glad you're almost done.

  5. Thanks, Jasmine! I really appreciate your kind words.

  6. Hey Aubrie! I hope they last forever. There's always the fear that one day they'll start falling off the wall... lol.

  7. Hi India. Thank you. It's not as hard as you think. More time consuming than anything else. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Hey Piper! I think it's the other way around. :)

    So, hubby likes the cheap sinks too? lol. Never having actually bought a sink before, I couldn't believe how much the darn things cost!

  9. Looks a lot different then the last time I saw it!! Great job! Want to come work on my house next?? :-) It's awful nice in CO this time of year! MJB