Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Daly" Projects

The Bakers are getting ready for *work weekend* in a few weeks - a few of the items we hope to get done are:

*new flooring in bathroom
*tile in shower
*new flooring in kitchen
*ceiling panels in bathroom
*organize laundry room / storage unit

JD & I have never had to pick out tile, flooring, etc... so it has been difficult to narrow down what we like. It's also hard for me to see a tile & imagine how it would look in my home, making me very gun shy to commit to anything.
Here are some items that we think we like:

slate flooring in the kitchen - this is supposed to be durable & easy to care for

I like the clean lines in the above bathroom - but maybe use the larger tiles in the shower?

I really like the texture & the warmth of the limestone in the shower above

beadboard ceiling? Yes, please!!

I like the look of the patterned tiles in the these last two bathrooms : classic with a twist

Last weekend JD & I went to Home Depot with my parents to check out some options for the bathroom. We agreed that we wanted to keep with the current color scheme {grey walls; chocolate brown, grey-blue, & white accents}.

Here are some pictures that I took of what I *think* we're going to do in our bathroom {sorry for the poor quality... used the cell phone camera}:

I recently saw a bathroom reno where the people used penny round tile for the floor - I really liked the way it turned out, & it made me think about doing something a little different with the flooring in our bathroom. Here's some tile that we found at a pretty good price - we are planning to use dark grey grout to make the shapes *pop*:

Here is a picture of the shower tile, accent tile, & flooring all together:

Here is a close up of the accent tile in our shower:

More to come as we finalize our choices & start working on the house!


  1. So the blue tile is in the shower, and the white tile is on the floor... where is the large khaki colored tile going? I love it all!!

  2. The small blue tile will be the accent in the shower - the large khaki tile will really be on the shower wall, with the blue acting as an accent around the shower stall at about eye-level (I'm hoping!). And the white patterned tile will be the flooring.

    I'm excited!! I really hope it works out!

  3. Sounds great! I can't wait to see the finished product. Take lots of before, during, after pics please and thank you.