Sunday, December 6, 2009

What is Green, Orange, White and Rag Painted All Over?

Why our powder room, that is what.

We replaced the drywall that needed removing once I took down the tile with moisture/mold resistant greenboard.  It took a bit of doing to get the right cuts around the pipes but after about four or five little modifications we got it to fit just right.  Though it probably did not help that we did not start measuring and cuting until 9 pm.  Yeah, we got distracted and sidtracked during the day.  Whoops. 

With the greenboard up, we mudded and taped the seams.  Once they get sanded and remudded, I will move onto painting the room to remove the awful pinky tan on yellow rag painting currently on the walls.  I have already painted the ceiling a nice bright white. 

We laid the Ditra underlayment to prepare for laying the tile. We first saw this product on Holmes on Homes on HGTV.  Mike Holmes helps people who have been taken for a ride by their contractors. Hubs and I love the show, mainly because because Mike, and his teams, do gorgeous work.  Also, he highlights tips and products that help him do this wonderful work.

So far, the Ditra has been easy to cut and lay.  The next step is laying the tile.

Keep checking back to see the next steps.


  1. Just stumbled upon your blog. We just redid our kitchen and used ditra too! (found out about it through Holmes as well ;))

    Anyway, be sure to follow the instructions and it will come out perfectly - be sure to know where to put unmodified versus modified.



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