Sunday, February 21, 2010

Master Bath Re-do

It seems like we've been working on the master bedroom/bath forever, but it's really only been a month! The bedroom was pretty much done last week and this week we put the final touches (is anything ever FINAL with a home?) on the bathroom. I've already posted about the mirror/vanity remake, so basically the floor was what we had left to do. It started like this and went to this.

When we pulled out the old vanity and put in the "dresser vanity", the lack of linoleum under the vanity became very visible.

My husband put thin layer of floor levelor over the whole floor.

I then taped off some grout lines

and gave the whole thing a coat of primer,

then a base coat of blue.
Next I sponged on three different colors (gray, green and tan) and smooshed it all together,

let it dry a few minutes and pulled up the tape.

Hubby added three coats of poly and - viola - a new floor. I'm glad we started with this floor that few people see because, of course, we (I) learned some things and I think I want to do this in our kitchen some day. 1. Depending on the look you want, keep searching until you find the right size tape for your grout lines. I really wanted thinner lines between, but got tired of looking. My husband suggested an auto body shop, but I was too impatient to try and find one. I like the floor a lot, but when I do the kitchen, I will definitely want smaller lines and will look longer and harder. 2. Try to remember that when you pull up the tape, it will be different pieces of tile. There are several places where it's obvious that my "smooshing" went from one piece to the next which is not natural in a real tile floor.
But overall, I'm very happy with it!

I'm linking up to Make it for Monday

and Metamorphis Monday


Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After


  1. What a great job the two of you did! DH and I DIYed three bathrooms in our last home. Talk about a lot of work! But well worth it. Enjoy yours!

    I hope you'll visit AtticMag this week to see JaneF's tour of my home.

  2. What a transformation! I love what you did with the floor. Great job :)

  3. That was one hell of a job! But it looks great. Congrats on this floor makeover.

  4. If you want a 1/4" grout line, use quilter's tape.

  5. I thought it was tile! Great job!!

  6. that looks like hard work! (i hate painting) but your "new" floor looks fantastic!

  7. Very clever! I've painted squares before, but never faux tile. I think it looks great!

  8. Holy moly! I wouldn't have even realized it wasn't tile unless you'd said so. Great job!

  9. love the antique piece with the vessel sink. great idea to do the floor the way you did. Inexpensive and a totally different look.
    i too was going to suggest quilters tape for the 1/4 in. grout line.

  10. At first looking at it I thought it was new tile floors. It looks wonderful. I love this look.

  11. Oh it looks fabulous!

    Please stop by and enter my giveaway.

  12. That is so creative! I would have never thought of creating a "faux" tile floor like that! And thanks for the tips at the end, those are definitely helpful!

  13. Looks great, I do check the blog regularly, but I don't comment often which always bothers me when I don't get comments on mine, so I'll try to be better.

  14. What a great project, it looks great.