Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bathroom Floor - Part 3: Done !

Finally, I'm getting to this last part (Part 1 and Part 2) of the bathroom floor.  So sorry to keep you waiting!  So the last thing that I needed to do to finish my tiling project was to put new quarter rounds on the bottom of the baseboard.  I measured the perimeter of the bathroom (I can use this as a real-life example in my class this year !) and went to Lowe's and picked up three, white, eight foot long quarter rounds.  I made sure they were already white so that I didn't have to prime them.

My neighbor came over with her trusty manual miter saw and we got to work.

She helped me to figure out which way to cut each quarter round so that the corners matched.  Each end needed a 45 degree angle cut so it fit in the corner.  She actually did the measuring while I watched and held the wood so it didn't slip.  I'm a bad DIY blogger since I can't quite explain how to cut the quarter rounds for the corners.

We did have one measuring mishap…I always seem to measure wrong!  We cut off about an inch too much.  We just cut another piece and fit it in, using some wood glue to make sure it stayed in place.  Then I just added wood filler to make it smooth and flush.

After the all quarter rounds were cut and placed by the baseboard, we used  finishing nails to attach them to the base.  We nailed them in, then used a nail punch tool to tap the nails in deeper.  Once the nails were in deeper, I used wood filler to fill in the holes.  I just put the filler on my finger and shoved it in the hole, then wiped away the excess.  

After all the nail holes were filled with the filler, I took some caulking and put it on the top of the quarter round.  The caulk came with it's own smoother piece and it worked wonderfully!

Once the caulk was dry, I took some white paint we had lying around the house and gave the quarter rounds and baseboard a quick paint job.  Let dry and done !

The pictures don't do it justice.  It is amazing what a difference the tile makes in the bathroom floor.  It looks so much cozier and relaxing now.  

Ok - we aren't completely done.  We still need to replace the toilet, vanity top, and paint the cabinet before it's finished, but it's looking good !

Tile anything lately?

Now you can Do It Yourself Too !


1 comment:

  1. Very clean and nice job, i don't think if i will be able to do that with that much perfection as i don't know much about flooring and stuff but it sure looks easy.