And sometimes, we fail.
The other day I was taking a look at our Downstairs Bathroom. Want to take a look with me?
Yep, that’s a hot mess.
I couldn’t help but think about the white subway-esk tiles, laid in a herringbone pattern, with the brownish red grout. It’s so frustrating, because it feels like such a waste of otherwise good, white tiles. And I thought for a moment about how other bloggers, like It’s Great to be Home, embraced the herringbone pattern and it looked great.
And I also thought about examples of how a white tile wainscoting and dark indigo walls can look crisp and modern and exciting. Like these:
If only that grout was white. That’s when things went badly for me, because I spotted this leftover bucket of white grout in the storage room and thought... Well... Maybe...
So I attempted to out smart the room, and to regrout over the poo-sandwich reddish-brown grout.
But in the end, even with freshly painted walls, I don’t think I’m going to get the results I was hoping for.
Even if the white grout could be completely replaced throughout the room, I'm not sure that this same pattern on the floor would work. I'm just going to chalk this up as a big epic fail, and we'll have to revisit this bathroom remodel after we get done with the upstairs one, which we're saving until after the holidays. (The holidays are can be stressful enough with a working toilet.)
Any one else have any big DIY failures that their willing to share with the group? Come on, it would make me feel better!