A DIY Tile Project

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We just finished a little DIY project around the house this weekend that I thought I would share with you today.
We added a small amount of tile above one of our showers
This shower in one of our bathrooms is just a stand up style and I don’t think it was meant to be used daily. Some of the paint started peeling and needed to be repaired. So, my husband decided to add tile around the top of the shower to protect the wall.
This is the before where you can see the peeling paint:
This was a REALLY easy DIY project and now it looks 100% better!
My husband did all the work on this and he even picked out the tile from the Home Depot that matches the floor:
The first thing my husband did after choosing the tile was cut the squares to the size he needed:
The next step was to add tile adhesive to the wall, one section at a time, and trowel it, then quickly stick the pieces of tile on the area with the adhesive and press firmly.
Once done with that, let the newly placed tile dry for 3 days, or if you’re like us, until the next weekend.
The last part, once the tile has set and dry, was to add the grout & wipe off, add caulk to the edges and also let that dry over night.
And that was it! So easy!
I really love how it turned out!
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  • Helen Rice Helen Rice on Feb 22, 2018
    Looks nice but did you just apply to sheet rock instead of installing backerboard? I heard or was told you shouldn't do that as moisture will get behind the tile. Please advise as I want to do the same thing to my shower stall.

  • Dpbeee2 Dpbeee2 on Feb 22, 2018
    I like this update. Thank you. I have the same issue in my guest bath. Did you use the same tile anywhere else in the bathroom?

  • Lori Rogers Lori Rogers on Jul 18, 2018

    Did you rent the tile cutter? Was it difficult to get the cuts right for around the shower hardware? Can you use snippets instead of a tile cutter? I think that would be the only tough spot for my bathrooms.

    thank you!

    Lori R


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