Tuesday, November 2, 2010

No such thing as an easy remodel

We are currently in the middle of our second bathroom remodel!  We tackled the master bathroom about a year ago after we discovered the previous homeowners (whom we love so) never included a shower pan under the beauteous plastic shower they installed. That was fun.  
Unfortunately I can't seem to find any decent "before" and "after" pics of that one.  My mistake!

So now we're in the middle of remodeling our second bathroom, thank the lord there are only two bathrooms in the house!!  Here is an example of what we started with on move in day:

As I've mentioned, Bryan isn't much for capturing before images.
I did a baby face lift a few months ago and it was at least presentable!

Another lovely fiberglass tub insert with many cracks and holes

There was a mirror but I had already taken it outI added the chair rail moulding and painted the wall on top and below two separate colors to break things up a bit.  We also painted the built in vanity.
Bryan wouldn't get out of my picture, so I decided to include this for embarrassment purposes.
 Two weekends ago we demo-ed the bathroom

Then we began to rebuild it
New tub in and subway tile getting started!

We raised the shower head and the extended the tile closer to the ceiling

Our good friend Will aka "my carpenter" does fantastic work!!  He installed this bead board moulding for us, which coincidentally works as a fantastic beverage holder as well.

It's a little difficult to see but the floor is tiled as well with a 12"x12" tile
Then we hit a road block...

The day I thought the job would be finished we ran into some technical difficulties.  The new fixtures would not fit the way the pipes had been set up for the fiberglass tub/shower.  AWESOME!!

Yes, that's a hole.

It went straight through the wall

Out to the hallway

Even Grey Dog was upset about it.
 So I guess we can say this was also Lesson #2 for the weekend...double check EVERYTHING.  Especially before installing tile.  

I am hoping to have a happy ending to this little project very soon...

1 comment:

  1. you know what they say, "every lesson learned is a lesson always earned" :) just kidding! you've done great work and it'll turn out beautiful in the end! oh, and tell bryan, nice pecs.