Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Never Ending Grout Lines

Whose idea was it to tile the ENTIRE upstairs bathroom? 

After Jason finished tiling, which was an ongoing process for about a year, I was super excited to order the clear glass for the shower.  But then Jason reminded me that the grout still needed to be sealed . . . each and every line of it.

Oh, and did I mention that we don't like the spray sealer?  Nope . . . Jason prefers the kind that you roll on the grout lines.  But since we had to grout the walls, the roll kind would make a huge mess, since it would likely drip down the walls.  The solution? 

Paint it on with a teeny tiny brush. 

Since Jason tiled the whole bathroom pretty much on his own, we had decided early on that sealing the grout would be my job.  So a few nights ago, while Jason and Imani watched a movie, I decided I would get to work.

I sealed

and sealed

and sealed some more.

As I painted the sealer on each and every line, I thought about what this bathroom used to be.  I thought about how my husband had carefully created each of these grout lines, making sure they were perfect, to give me the bathroom I had envisioned.

Before long, Jason and Imani had finished the movie and I wasn't even a third of the way done with sealing the bathroom.

Suddenly, there were three paint brushes and we all were sealing the grout lines together. 

If Maggie could have grabbed a paint brush, I'm sure she would have joined in the fun.

With all three of us working together, the job became much less overwhelming. 

But did I mention the lines on the floor and in the shower needed TWO coats?!


  1. The family that seals together, stays together. So, you all will have a long happy life together! I got tired just thinking about that but think of how frustrating it is to scrub grout clean that hasn't been sealed. It would be worse!

  2. What a cute post!! Everybody getting in on the action! But Girl, this bathroom is jaw dropping gorgeous! LOVE IT!!

    All that sealing will be SO worth it!!

    Lou Cinda :)

  3. K... that's a TON of work. LOL.

    Nice that you could all work together though!

    It looks GREAT from what I can see!

  4. Well done...take a bow all three of you, plus the cheer squad! I really liked that post :)xx

  5. That was so nice of them to help and Maggie is so adorable. I am going to have both of my bathrooms redone. Wainscoating on the walls and tiled floor. I want you to send your husband to me since I see he can do a great job. I will pay him!

  6. Stephenie,

    Thank you for your sweet comments. I have been busy and unable to post as often as I would like. I am even behind in reading my favorite blogs (yours) Seems like you have been just as busy! The payoff is having that 5 star bathroom in your home. Your family is beautiful -- you and Jason should start making babies!

    Your Friend,


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