We did it, all the walls are tiled, hooray!!! That doesn't mean the tiling is done because we still have a little bit here and there, but the fact that all 4 walls are tiled at least 5 ft up on the wall (and to the ceiling in the shower) is a HUGE motivator. It's a big, giant item checked off the list, and it feels so good.
There was just this little wall left
And yesterday Chris spent a little over 2 hours getting it done. I wasn't much help because 1) he didn't really need any and 2) my legs and knees were really achy. I already have bad knees (knee surgery at 19) and apparently crouching down all weekend helping Chris tile and running up and down the stairs as I cut all tile down this past weekend is still making my legs feel not so great, so I've been taking it easy the last couple of days. Apparently carrying an extra 25 pounds of pregnancy weight starts to take its toll a bit :) I've had a lot of work lately, so I retreated to my office to make some dolla dolla bills.
It was easy going for the tile because we started with a half piece alternating with a full piece on the right (I set up the fence and cut a bunch down) and the wall is less than 3 feet wide. The last level line was made and I sliced half an inch or so off the bottom row of tiles to make the first row level
And then it was tile tile tile tile
We used our gray thinset this time
We used it because this thinset is flexible so because it's going on the wall that the pocket door sits inside when it's open we want it to have some wiggle (despite all of Chris' efforts to stabilize the pocket door as much as possible)
I came in every 15 or 20 minutes to see how things were going and make cuts, mix up more thinset, lay out more tile, etc. But for the most part, it was just the Chris show and it went really fast
Beautiful! We wanted this corner to have two half pieces and 2 full pieces butting into each other because the sink will be mounted under the medicine cabinet so we'll be staring at this corner a lot while brushing our teeth, washing our hands, washing our faces, etc.
Similarly, we have the 1/2 tile/full tile going on in the corner of the shower because we'll be staring at that corner a lot too
Now that the walls are done what do we have left to tile? There's the sides of the cubby (we've already done the top and bottom)
And the curb
Both will be a bit of an adventure, but knowing that those are the last two tiling tasks left to do is really nice motivation to get it done. Then it'll be time to grout. Ugh.