You are probably thinking what does a DIY glass tile wall have to do with health. Everything!
How many times have you done a project and gotten so stressed out that you hated what you were doing? My husband (Braden) and I started remolding our very small bathroom the end of October. We put in a new floor and painted. Then for the hard part, we needed a new cabinet and sink. The sink and faucet we found right away but after 2 weeks looking at thousands of cabinets (online and in the stores) nothing. Everything I liked was way out of our budget. So, I told my husband he would just have to make one. Taking bits and pieces of a couple of cabinets that I liked he designed a made a cabinet. Next we needed to do something with the wall. We both loved glass tile but had different ideas about what we wanted to do with it. Finally, in December, we order the tile. We decided to make our own custom wall. How stressful does that sound?
The day after Christmas we cleaned everything off our dining room table and placed a tarp on it. We bought a thin piece of particle board because we sure weren’t going to build this on the wall. We had two main colors Orange and white. We had about 6 other colors to play with and that’s what we did. We cut out pieces of one color and replaced them with another. After the first 15 minutes, I looked over at my husband who looked relaxed and was having fun while cutting tile. It was so relaxing, kinda like putting a puzzle together. It took us two days and we did it in 4 parts so it wouldn’t be so heavy.
So here are some things I learned about, not getting stressed while doing a project
1) Don’t plan anything else. That way you don’t think about other things that you have to do.
2) Have everything you need ready to go. Have a checklist.
3) Take your time. This was hard for me.
4) Talk about how it’s going to go before you start.
5) Know that It’s OK if it’s not perfect.
6) Anyone can be creative, just go with the flow.
This is where we started with the two colors. We had different ideas about the colors, I started on one side and Braden started on the other. After about an hour he looked other at me and said, you need more white on your side…… Somehow it worked out.
Our cat cookie was also relaxed but not very helpful.
The tile was easy to cut using an Exacto knife.
After a days work, it was starting to look like something. How creative we are! The orange will start at the bottom of the floor and there will be less color going up the wall.
The tick was gluing these down. We had to slide each 12 x 12 tile off the board to put the glue down. It defiantly took two people to do that because some of the color tiles were just sitting there. Sometimes one of the tiles would flip upside down in the glue. Braden wanted me to throw them away. What a waste, I washed them.
This is walking into the bathroom. I think a lighter floor would have looked better. Should I paint the mirror? There is a shower to the left with a black shower curtain. However we are planning on redesigning the shower. Glass showers are very popular nowadays and would also be very easy to style with the tiles. They also help in making a bathroom feel bigger than it actually is, which would benefit our rather small main bathroom considerably!
We still need to get window coverings. I’m thinking a white blind.
I love that the sink and faucet are oversized. We are looking for a tall soap dispenser to reach up and over the sink.
The yellow cabinet and the black mirror are from ‘before’ the DIY glass tile wall project. Not sure if they will stay.
So what do you think of our DIY glass tile wall project? Are you ready to take on a fun creative project?
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Love it ! Very cool !
Thank you Kristen! It was fun!
A labor of love !!!!
I love it! How creative you both are & what a great way to spend some time together indoors! Awesome results. Sometimes the plan as you go works better than the plan ahead.
Oh, that’s ambitious. I have never tried doing tile. The end result looks fun and fantastic. Thanks for going through theh process step-by-step.
Looks beautiful! And I commend you for keeping it stress free. That’s so hard to do.
Thanks Katy, there might been a little stress but mostly fun.
What a fun concept! We are not that big on DIY, it takes wayyy more patience than the two of us have. But you did a great job.
Thanks Carol, give it a try sometime.
Very nice, Sherry. I suggest painting the mirror and cabinet the same color and using a new shower curtain in a light color complimenting the tile colors to distract from the dark floor and lighten up the room.
I’m coming to visit and would like to view the finished project when I’m in town mid April.
Miss seeing you!
Thank you Polly. Those are great ideas. I would love to see you when you are in town. Call me a week before you come. I will be out of town April 13th through the 17th.
I love the look! Just beautiful.
It looks very fun and modern. I’m not the handy sort but I appreciate those who are!
I love working with tile! I think it looks stunning. Love the colors!
Great job Sherry! I am so impressed with all of the projects you and your husband do you yourselves! You are certainly talented!
Thank you Elaine! It was fun but takes time that we don’t have much of.
Sherry this turned out great! Marty would be proud. I love the colors!
Thank you Carla!
At last! Something clear I can unndestard. Thanks!