Today’s post is a bit of a mix-up. I just wanted to share some black and white photosÂ IÂ have recently snapped.
I saw this accordion at the St. Jacobs antique mall and loved the bedazzled scroll work.
Rox-Anne and I enjoyed aÂ great brunch at theÂ relatively new Gilt Restaurant inÂ Kitchener a few weeks ago here in KW. The restaurant is ideally located at King & Victoria, and the food and decor were both impressive. Here’s a quick peek at the washroom entry.
And since I’m on the bathroom train, I just loved the black and white hex flooring in the bathroom at Toronto’s Royal AlexandraÂ theatre.Â What a pretty border!
Black and white is classic!
Let’s end the week with some bathrooms, shall we? How about five gorgeous bathrooms? Yes? Yes.
via Country Living
via Style At Home
Michelle Peek Photography; designed byÂ Hettel Nana of HN Design Consulting
La Maison Champs Elysees
I’m pleased to announce that I have now completed the tile work in my powder room. I ordered the grout – smoke grey – from Twin City TileÂ and grouted the floor over the Thanksgiving long weekend. I am SO incredibly pleased with the floor and I am SO glad I decided to rip out the vinyl.
Grouting was easier than laying the tiles down. I was certainly less stressed about this part of the process. How did I get the job done? I followed the directions on the grout package as well as the instruction I received from the Home Depot tiling workshop I attended and the mini lesson I received from Silvano at Twin City Tile. I mixed the grout powder with water and stirred it all up (with a paint stick – it was a small batch so this was good enough) so it had the consistency of pudding or icing (tiling and grouting is just like icing a cake!). I used the spatula (grout spreader) and moved the grout into the spaces like I’ve seen on TV (honestly!). I let the grout dry for about 10-15 minutes and then spent quite a bit of time (over an hour maybe) cleaning the tiles very carefully. I knew I couldn’t leave any grout residue on the tiles otherwise my floor would be ruined. I spent so much time wiping the grout off with a damp sponge just as I had been taught (one direction, rinse the sponge after each wipe, etc.). It was time consuming but very satisfying. I then let the grout dry for a few days (I think it only needed 24 hours) before I actually stepped on the floor.
The room isÂ almost done. SinceÂ the last powder room progress updateÂ I bought a new toilet (dual flush – so fancy) and a new mirror.Â I (and my handy parents) now just need to…
– sand the walls
– prime the walls
– paint the walls
– buy baseboards
– install baseboards
– install vanity (this one)
– install faucet (this one)
– install toilet
– install light fixture
– install mirror (from here)
And then the room will be ready for a big reveal!