February 24, 2013

{Grout Dilemma!}

Hey Everyone... 
I have been SUPER busy around the house! I am excited to post the before and after pictures. 

But just so you didn't think I TOTALLY disappeared, I wanted to share a QUICK tip I found out about during this CRAZY remodeling/changing things up a bit journey.

When we built this house 7 years ago, let's just say I didn't know much about "grout color" as much as I do now. 

So when the kitchen backsplash went up, I had the tile guy pick whatever he thought looked good with the tile. BIG MISTAKE!!! What I ended up with was a grout that looked PINK, Ahhhhh! 

So for the past 7 years, I have HATED my tile in the kitchen. I have been telling Brett that I wanted to rip it out, but the tile itself wasn't bad and I REALLY like the 3x6 shape so...... 
I thought that if we were to re-grout it, I might like it a lot better. 

I headed to my local tile store and asked what the BEST way to take out old grout knowing we were headed for a time-consuming, NOT VERY FUN project! and guess what I was told?!....

I didn't have to re-grout it!! 
All I had to do was PAINT THE EXISTING GROUT!

WHAT??? 

You mean there is such a thing as Grout Paint?? Can I just tell you how that made my day!

The shop owner had me look at the grout deck of colors and I picked the perfect shade that coordinated with my existing tile!

Here are the Before and After pictures! 

The Special Grout Paint
"Antique Linen"


 BEFORE

AFTER

Yep...Looks like a TOTALLY different tile! I am pretty thrilled with the end result :)

Notice the wallpaper!!! 
....This is me jumping up and down with excitement...
thats for a future post (wink)

9 comments:

  1. So glad you posted this. I actually bought the stuff to use on my bathroom floor, but just haven't yet. Time to get it done. PS the wallpaper is dreamy.

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  2. What an amazing difference! I love it.

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  3. Wow, what a difference! The painted grout looks great! I really want to see more of that wallpaper. :)

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  4. Looks so much better! I'm excited to see more... hopefully soon. :)

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  5. I miss reading about your decorating escapades. =(

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    1. Stacy...I am such a bad blogger these days! INSTAGRAM has taken over!! Find me there and you can see my daily decorating updates!! :)

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  6. I miss reading about your decorating escapades. =(

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  7. I had no idea you could change the color of grout! ...just learned something new. Thanks for sharing. I am pinning this for future reference!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

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  8. So cool that you can change the color of grout. And wow! What a difference it made!

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