Wednesday, April 18, 2018

hump day

Another day, another bathroom project.

Because we are incapable of having just one project on our plates at a time and seeing it through to completion.

Our master bathroom remodel is starting Monday, and in an effort to save some costs we are trying to do a lot of the prep work ourselves. This means tearing down wallpaper, patching drywall, taking out the vanity and toilet, and removing the floor tiles. Monday night I took down the mirror, shelf, and towel rods then removed all the wallpaper. One good thing about wallpaper in a bathroom is the humidity acted as a lovely little steamer so that wallpaper came down in sheets in about five minutes.

Last night, I decided we should tackle the vanity and floors to see what we were up against. We had never removed a vanity before and we figured it would be somewhat straightforward but wanted to be sure. We had also never removed floor tile so we didn't know how challenging that would be.

It took about 20 minutes, but Jon was able to remove the vanity without much fuss. Next up was the tile.

Naturally, I wore the same clothes to do work as I wore to work. If Jon had to list the top three things about me that drive him crazy, not changing into grimy clothes to do house projects would likely be at the top of his list. The thing is, I can't be bogged down by details like changing my clothes. That is precious time I could be spending on house projects.
I discovered some old wallpaper that must have been up when the house was first built:
The good news is that the tile is actually coming up pretty easily. The bad news is there's quite a bit of water damage to the subfloor around the toilet. I can only imagine what it will be like by the shower because the shower is leaking and that's what triggered this entire remodel. 
Today I am hoping to take out the toilet, mud some of the damaged spots on the walls, and remove more tile. 

Also, please tell me how Elden and Edith--who wake up if I so much as breathe heavily in my room--didn't stir once in spite of my hammering and dropping of tools approximately ten feet from their heads.

Also, don't forget to enter the syrup giveaway! It ends tomorrow at midnight!

1 comment:

  1. Goodness, girl!! You've definitely been hard at work! I love seeing the progress and can't wait to see the finished product.