Tiling Over an Existing Tile Floor

The last part of my bathroom remodel project was a new tile floor. I ripped up the most recent layer of tile, but didn’t want to disturb the original 1950’s tile floor. The bathroom was built around the floor, so it was easier just to tile over it.

A couple of things to consider if you want to tile over an existing tile floor are:

  1. The old tiles all need to be secured to the floor. If they are starting to pop up, you either need to reattach them or pull them all up.
  2. The old tiles need to be smooth without corners sticking up or high points. If you try to tile over an uneven surface with new ceramic tile, they could break.
  3. The overall height of the floor needs to be able to accommodate another layer of tile (think transitions in the doorway and any moldings in the room).

Luckily for me, all of these things were in my favor.

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Practically Free Ways to Update Your Home Decor

When times are tough, its hard to budget money for things like home decor. That doesn’t mean you can’t do things to transform and refresh your home! All it takes is a little bit of time and creativity. Below are 5 inexpensive or even free ways to update your decor today.

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Installing a New Bathroom Vanity

In my last bathroom remodel update, I shared that we had redone the walls and installed the new mirror. The next step was to remove the old vanity and get ready to install the new one! What we thought would be an easy, one day project, ended up being quite a lot of work!

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Bathroom Remodel: The Demo Begins

After finishing up the detailing on my bathroom vanity, it was time to move to the demo phase of the project! My custom vanity top arrived last week and looks perfect. I am so happy I decided to spend the extra money to get exactly what I wanted. With how nice the vanity top looked, we realized it would be smarter to work tops down in the bathroom, instead of installing the beautiful new pieces and then working over them, so the order of operation changed slightly!

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How to White Wash an Oak Vanity

We recently finished the construction of my bathroom vanity. It turned out so pretty and I am excited to keep moving forward with the project. The next step with the vanity was to stain and varnish the wood.

The vanity is made of oak, and the raw wood has such a light, pretty look. I wanted to keep this light look while still protecting the wood from the water and humidity in the bathroom. This meant finding the right stain and varnish combination to achieve my desired look.

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How to Save Money on Home Remodel Projects

Owning a home is expensive, especially when you want to start doing remodel projects. It’s really fun to dream of all the things you want to do to your space, but sometimes the price tag puts the project on hold. Luckly, there are ways to save lots of money on projects. Here are a few of my secrets for getting great deals on your remodel projects:

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