Thursday, April 9, 2015

my love affair with marble tile

Guess what?  More heavy, wet snow is headed our way.  So, exterior work continues to be delayed.  If this keeps up, it'll be July before we have a drain field and final grading.  You have to love it up here, or you'll hate it!  :)  Thankfully, we do really love it.

Despite our mudpit of a front yard, interior work is going on strong.  My latest favorite is our bathtub.  Here are a few pictures before tile went in.

Building on Love - Marble Tub Surround

Building on Love - Marble Tub Surround

Building on Love - Marble Tub Surround

Here are a few shots of the first day's tile work.
Building on Love - Marble Tub SurroundBuilding on Love - Marble Tub Surround
Building on Love - Marble Tub Surround
Building on Love - Marble Tub Surround
Building on Love - Marble Tub Surround

And the real reason we're all here... picture with the tile and grout work complete.  We had 3 rows added up the wall, and if you're really observant, you can see the plumber was hard at work, too.  We now have a vanity, faucet, and toilet.  All we need now is running water!  :) Building on Love - Marble Tub SurroundBuilding on Love - Marble Tub Surround


In case you're interested- we used polished marble subway tile, from Lowes.  There was quite a bit of variation from box to box, so our tile installer made sure to open a few boxes and mix and match the colors.  He did a wonderful job creating this variation in shades ranging from stark white to a very dark gray.