How to Tile a Shower: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Tile a Shower: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you are just now tuning in, the husband and I bought an abandoned 1930 bungalow. We’ve spent the past eleven (eleven?!) months working hard to once again make it resemble a house. To catch up on our progress so far, feel free to browse all Bungalow Renovation posts.

Please forgive me for the brief hiatus on the blog. If you follow “FOXYOXIE” on Snapchat, you’ve likely already seen how I spend EACH AND EVERY SINGLE FREE MINUTE: assembling and installing our IKEA kitchen cabinets.

Renovating a house DIY-style is exhausting, ya’ll.

BUT it’s also fun, too, especially when you (finally) see the fruit of your intensive labor – something that feels like a distant, unattainable dream as far as the kitchen is concerned.

Le sigh…

Speaking of DIY, last week I shared with you a project I worked on with Wayfaira step-by-step instruction guide to tiling the bathroom floor. Today, I’m sharing the second installment of this project: a DIY guide on how to tile a shower.

Looking to update your bathroom shower with custom tile? Follow this link for the full, step-by-step tutorial. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

I’d love to hear from you about any home improvement projects you’re tackling this summer – especially if they’re tile-related! If there’s anything I missed in the tutorial, or you have any questions, feel free to reach out! I’ll do my best to help any way I can!

Oh, and if you’d like behind-the-scenes sneak peeks into the progress at the #StrelkovBungalow, come hang out with us on Snapchat (username “FOXYOXIE”). Easy-peasy, right?

This project is brought to you in collaboration with Wayfair. As always, all content, ideas, opinions and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the amazing companies that allow me to create unique content while featuring products I truly use and love.



  1. I can imagine that this is such a satisfying feeling! To know you’ve worked so hard on a home makes it so much more special! It looks so good!!

    • Thanks, Jordyn! It’s been so exciting to take readers through the transformation; I wish there was a way to have a grand celebration with everyone that’s followed along when the house is finally done! Do you think you’d ever take on a full house remodel?

    • Thanks, Corbin! Tile installation is actually SO MUCH EASIER than most people think! Are you a big fan of DIY projects? You could start with a small space, like a laundry, and see how you do! :)

    • Haha, right?! I can feel, taste, smell and see that finish line right about now! I’ve enjoyed having so many readers follow the entire transformation; I wish there was a way to somehow celebrate with everyone when it’s finally all done! Any ideas?

  2. Love this! I am all about the reno life, I work for Wayfair, so I’m happy to hear you are part of the blogging program with us! I love all white tiles, I will be doing this in my future home!

    xo CourtneyDrew

    • Hi Courtney! So happy to have found a fellow “Homemaker!” I’ve worked with Wayfair for about three years now, and I can’t say enough good things about the company and the people that work for it! Have you ever tackled such a large home improvement project? Would love to swap horror stories! Haha

    • Aww thank you, it makes me happy when people recognize that it’s so much more than just a home renovation; this project has seriously taught me so much about myself and our marriage!

  3. Looks absolutely awesome! I’ve loved following your home renovation posts. Looking forward to more in the future because I can’t wait until I have my own home to personalize!

    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

    • Thank you for your sweet comment, Kayla! I’ve enjoyed sharing the transformation with you all; I wish there was a way for all of us to have one big celebration together when it’s all finally done! Any ideas?

  4. Oh goodness. I’m not sure that is a project I’d be able to take on by myself. Luckily, I’m still renting so I won’t have to worry about this for a bit. If I ever do though, I wouldn’t mind assisting someone haha.

    • Haha, you bring up a very good point, Tiffany! Renovating – especially on such a large scale – is definitely not for everyone, and that’s perfectly okay! Different strokes for different folks, as they say! :)

  5. This is great! I definitely see my boyfriend doing something like this in the future – he prides himself as a craftsman, ha!

  6. I LOVE RENOVATIONS! HGTV is my home channel and that shower is so aesthetically pleasing. Congrats on the renovations!!

    -Meagan |

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