Renovating an old house built circa the 1880's. The house is a total redo and almost everything needs work. Follow our adventure as we uncover interesting aspects of the house and also some unforeseen problems.
Once the tile was done, we were ready to install the wainscoting. We decided to go with a PVC wainscoting due to the exposure to water and to humidity in the bathroom. The PVC wainscoting set had matching base molding and chair rail molding. And best of all, it did not need to be primed or painted. To attach it to the walls, we used construction adhesive and also nailed it with 18 gauge nails with our nail gun.
Overall, it came our really well. And it looks like painted wood, so its hard to tel that it is PVC.
We added plinths to the door ways and base molding in the laundry room.
Now that the painting is finished, we proceed to the tile. We chose a porcelain tile from Daltile that resembles slate with its look and texture. The tile has gray, blue, and beige tones and matches the blue paint well.
We used a gray sanded grout which accented the tiles well. The grout dried a little lighter than we expected, but we are happy with the color.
We to paint the bathroom prior to laying the tile floor just in case we spilled or dripped some paint on the floor. We decided to go with a robin's egg blue paint color, and we only painted the top of the walls. We will use wainscoating on the bottom half of the walls.
Painting the ceiling white turned out to be a real pain because we used gray primer all over the walls and ceiling. Tinting the primer gray was recommended by the guy who worked at the paint store. Four coats of white paint later, the ceiling was white. It only took two coats of blue to cover the walls. Needless to say, we will not be using gray primer again.
Overall, we are quite happy wtih how it turned out.