Friday, July 26, 2013

Walls that shine and sparkle (The DIY Series, Part 3)

I won't bore you with the dilemma of figuring out what to do about a new tub surround.  I was certain I didn't want to take the time to re-tile the entire wall, and our tub is just one inch shy of the standard tub, so we had to find just the right surround. 

Anyway, I'm glad that decision is over. 

Once the drywall was installed and sanded, I just needed to cut the new bathtub surround to size and glue it on.  That was tedious, but it came along.  (Here's a piece of advice for you:  Do not use Liquid Nails brand glue on tub surrounds; it says it's okay for it, but it doesn't set up quickly enough.  Use Loctite Power Grab made for tub surrounds.  That stuff is great!)
Well, as you can make out in the pictures, there is about 2-5 inches of exposed drywall once the tub surround is installed.  
This is the faucet end of the tub. 

So how do I fix that?  Well, this is my favorite part: 

See that pretty glass tile?  Oh boy, just a bit of that and my bathroom suddenly feels like a million bucks!  I really wish I could afford to put this all over in my bathroom, but I can't.  Still, it makes a nice difference. 

1 comment:

  1. So pretty!!! Just that little bit.....hmmmm. My bathroom better watch out!