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Bathroom Makeover Progress

It’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge and today I’m just checking in with a quick progress update on our master bathroom renovation. In case you’ve missed any prior weeks, you can check them out here:

  1. ORC Week 1 – Classic & Coastal Bathroom Renovation Plan
  2. ORC Week 2 –  5 Porcelain Tiles that Look like Marble
  3. ORC Week 3 – Benjamin Moore Blue Grey Paint Colors

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This past week we worked on installing new drywall in our tub surround area. We couldn’t fit full sheets of drywall in my SUV, so we had to cut them down in the Lowe’s parking lot haha! It added a lot of extra time to the project. Anyways, we still have to finish the drywall this weekend, then we can proceed with installing the surround which should be faster and easier than drywall repair…

Then, over the weekend, we worked on our first tiling job ever! Since this was our first time, we were a bit slow, but it’s turning out beautiful! We used this gorgeous hexagon, porcelain tile, that looks like marble.

Since this was our first tile job, I won’t be sharing a tutorial, but we watched several YouTube videos on how to install floor tile. It takes a lot of time, effort, and patience, but it’s definitely doable for a DIYer!

First, we applied mortar over our sub floor followed by the Hardie cement board. We had to let that dry overnight before we could begin tiling. The longest part of the tiling process was figuring out where to start, laying out some tiles first, and making the edge and corner cuts, as well as cuts around the toilet. Once we got past that part it went a bit faster!

installing hexagon porcelain marble tile

installing hexagon porcelain marble tile

After our tile was installed, we grouted it a few days later and here is what it looks like:

Hexagon Porcelain tile that looks like marble on a bathroom floor

We still have to buff the grout haze off but I love how it’s looking!

I feel like we have so much to do still and so little time lol! But we area really going to push to wrap this renovation up in the next two weeks! Our house is a mess with bathroom materials and tools and more scattered about and I can’t wait to get things wrapped up!

Well that’s my update! I will be sharing more soon!

Follow along on Instagram and Facebook for my latest projects and to stay up to date on our bathroom renovation! Also, check out the other ORC participants rooms here and see how their rooms are progressing!

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Sunday 17th of October 2021

What color grout did you use?

Angela Marie Made

Monday 18th of October 2021

Mapei warm gray

susie kou

Tuesday 31st of December 2019

Hello, I love the sink/cabinet. Where can I get one?

Thank you Susie

Angela Marie Made

Monday 6th of January 2020

Thanks! Which sink/cabinet are you referring too? I have a few different ones!


Friday 26th of April 2019

Did you have any trouble with turning, mixing up and/or keeping the tile patterns varied?

Angela Marie Made

Monday 29th of April 2019

Nope! The tiles are all varied so you can place them however you'd like!