On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hall Bathroom Status Update

I have been meaning to blog, but we've been pretty busy with work, the bathroom, the pups, and life in general!

All the walls have been primed, and the ceiling primed and painted.  We are still trying to decide on a color for the walls.  We are leaning towards gray (but have yet to select the right shade).

This weekend we installed the floor tile. It was not easy because not a single wall was square!  We tried 2 different laser levels, but they did not work on the floor.   So we had to lay them out in several rows first, then drew the lines.

Phoenix was trying to be a little to helpful and ended up with some thinset on her nose.

And today we finished grouting.  The Shore Playela tiles came out really nice, and gives us the feeling of walking on the beach.

Shawn, the cabinet maker, came out today to take final measurements for the vanity.  We are so excited to see the finished product.  We're not sure yet if we want to stain the birch or leave it natural.  We'll see.


  1. Hi, we just bought the same tiles (shore playela) for our bathroom. We gutted out 1950s home and I really like the grout color you used. Do you know which color you used for the grout?

  2. Hi Alicia,

    The color is "silver argent plata" by Mapei, we purchased it at Lowes. Good luck with your project!