One of the best compliments I’ve received about my pink bathroom was when the electrician asked if the wall and floor tiles were original, a remark that made me grin from ear to ear. Constructing a new pink bathroom that looks like it is fresh from 1962 — the year my house was built — was no small feat. Besides the actual work to install everything, I spent many hours sourcing materials, comparing samples and looking for vintage bits and pieces. Yes, sourcing all the products to build a retro pink bathroom is more work than sourcing a similar remodel using white fixtures and tile that’s popular today, but with a little determination, it is possible. For those just starting this journey, you’re in luck. I’ve compiled a list of all my resources — most of which are readily available – to help you build the retro pink bathroom of your dreams.
More happy dances were in order this past weekend after I finished grouting the pink wall tiles in my master bathroom. Yes, things are really starting to take shape in there — getting ever closer to a finished bathroom. Pam asked me to do an impromptu video to show how my bathroom is looking with freshly grouted walls — so if you have about four minutes to spare — why not listen to me geek out about wall grout. You can even play a fun game and count how many times I say, “exciting.” Heck yeah there is more →
Kate uses epoxy grout to grout the “fussy” mosaic tile on her bathroom floor
After all my hard work installing the mosaic floor tile in my master bathroom, it was time to seal it all in with grout. Not one to just slap any old grout on my beautiful new floor tile, I did much research to choose not only the right color grout — but also to choose the right grout product. I was scared to work with epoxy grout for the first time. But I used it — SpectraLOCK epoxy grout(*affiliate link) in particular. It turned out to be much easier than I expected — and it looks great. Read on for the complete grout saga–>