I cannot believe it is already week two of the ORC!
Whenever you are redesigning a space it is generally best to begin with whatever demolition and construction needs to happen. We knew that we would be updating the 30 year old linoleum flooring so this needed to happen first.
If I’ve said it once I will say it a million times more…thank goodness for Mr. Décor. He is an amazing handyman. First, the dated brass and frosted glass doors were taken off the bathtub/shower. He did this because in order to correctly tile the floor the toilet needed to come up. The shower was the perfect place to store it.
He also was game to try and install this tile mosaic flooring I found at the Home Depot. We bought a little less than a case. As they graciously offer a 10 % military discount we were able to buy the tile, thinset and grouting for around $60.
Since Mr. Décor had never installed mosaic tile before it was a bit of challenge. The thinset came up between the tiles and he had to spend quite a bit of time scraping the excess out with a screwdriver.
Then of course there was the grouting and installing new baseboards to finish the new flooring. I was really pleased with Mr. Décor’s handiwork. It is such an improvement. Although he has asked to not be asked to install a mosaic ever again. :)
Next, it’s time to take down that dreaded cabinet and scrape off that jungle wallpaper border.