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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Uh oh

Desire to Inspire.

(in a sing -song voice)

"Someone pissed off the tile installer!"

21 comments:

David said...

And you could park a car in those wide-ass grout lines!

Edith Hope said...

Dear Raina, The poor tiling is the least of the problems here.....far too much like a public lavatory!!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Oops- bad day at the office for that tiler. I actually don't mind the grout lines though- makes the whole thing feel kind of time warn.
PS- Thanx so much for the compliments re: home- very appreciated and yes I'm good with the swers- fam would tell you I say shit just about as much as I say yes- probably more. xo

nkp said...

Oops! I hope they had a good contract and held off on the final payment. I would be pissed. My basement bathroom has a similar tile treatment. I am going straight down there after carpool to check for f-ups. :0)

White Cabana said...

Maybe this is the installer's "signature style"? It's a disaster as far as I'm concerned.
-Jordana

Teri said...

Oh, that would be getting ripped out.

But that is the least of this bathroom's problems.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Ha! A similar thing happened to my SIL - she left for work, thinking the tile guy would place the tile in a horizontal running pattern in her shower, came home, they were vertical, and side-by-side.
I kinda had to laugh, cuz I guess I'm evil like that (well....to condescending SILs, at least!)

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Huh, I'm wondering if tis isn't a Photoshop moment -- perhaps there was clumsy hand towel ring in the shot?
Though likely not...clearly I'm being too much of an optimist.
I'd be so upset I'd refuse to set foot in the bathroom!
Alcira

thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

David said...

This is an old bathroom and I bet it had one of those in-wall ceramic soap holders that they removed and patched over with those three tiles.

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

HA!!

this is what happens. Sometimes I watch my tile guys like a hawk to make sure they do it right. They probably all shit talk me in Spanish, but whatever... its all in the details.

and yea, the black grout look rarely works for me. I think if your doing dark grout, you don't also change directions, just too much for my eyes.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Note to self: bring tile guy donuts each morning.

Camilla @ Designalogue said...

that's the least of that bathrooms problems. the grout makes me want to have a chemical shower.

Raina Cox said...

David #2 - That is a brilliant hypothesis!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

My tile guy is my husbands and he knows never to piss me off. That really bugs me they need to fix it.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

husband. I only have one promise, damn caffeine.

my favorite and my best said...

and i have a hard time with that dark grout.
i want to like it but i can't get past the fact that it looks dirty. and i am absolutely not a fan of subway tile ON EVERY SINGLE SURFACE!!
the sink?

Brandi said...

yes too much subway here. And if the grout weren't dark, it probably wouldn't be as noticeable that it was a little crookedy too...not that that helps anything

lucitebox said...

I'm with David and Alicia on this. I think there was something there that's been removed. (either permanently or w/Photshop.) So much about this bath says to me that it's older, maybe 1920s or '30s?

erin@designcrisis said...

It reminds me of a European hostel, which is never a good look.

Topaz said...

And then the tile starts going vertically in the back room. Double ugh.

SHERRY HART said...

Well...is this one of those pages where you have to circle the 10 things that are wrong with a picture? Let me get my red crayon out :)