This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. We’ve partnered with them to share how-to’s, from easy to elaborate. This one is an easy one!
In preparation for summer guests, some of our friends were talking about replacing their tile in one of their bathrooms, because it looked “so dingy”. When we looked at it, we realized, it wasn’t the tile that looked dingy, it was just the grout! And dyeing it is a fast, $10 project.
Before you dye the grout, make sure the floor is nice and clean. We just sprayed it with some tile/floor cleaner and wiped it down with a clean rag.
Lowe’s carries MAPEI Grout Refresh in a bunch of different colors–we went with white. It’s a dye, but goes on like paint. The top has a small spout that’s easy to squeeze out a small amount along the grout line.
An old toothbrush comes in handy for this step. A little bit of grout paint goes a long way and brushing it into the lines will help it set for the long haul. Don’t worry about staying in the lines right now.
After letting the grout dye set for 30-60 minutes, you can spritz the tile with water and remove the excess Grout Refresh from the tile with a scrubbing sponge. (Alternatively, you can wipe the excess off with a clean cloth or paper towel as you go.)
The whole process took us less than an hour and their floor looked clean, fresh and new!
And the MAPEI Grout Refresh was only $10! So if you’re not in a place to replace your tile, whether it’s time or budget, keep this easy DIY in your back pocket that can change the look of your whole floor in an afternoon or less.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
Looking for our favorite things? A place to shop our home room by room, or just catch up on what Julia's wearing / loving right now? Browse the CLJ shop.
Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, failures, wins. We’ve done a lot of projects, and they’re all here.
We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen.
Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.
Almost daily I get asked what I would call my home style. I don’t like to box myself in, but I definitely lean Modern Traditional with an emphasis on comfort when it comes to our home. This especially came up when I shared our Powder Bath Reveal on the blog. I think it changes slightly […]
Another way for us to stay in touch! Joining our weekly newsletter gives you access to exclusive content, never-before-seen photos, your questions answered, and our favorite DIYs. Sign up below!
Make yourself right at home