Saturday, May 27, 2017

Bathroom Remodel

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We finally completed one project in our house remodel!!!!

You may remember from my Kitchen Remodel Part I post that the hubby and I are remodeling our entire place. We've started several projects but haven't been able to complete them for one reason or another, hence why I haven't posted Kitchen Remodel Part II {coming soon!}.

But now we can check one off the list. Our main floor half bath has been completed. And as usually our GC, Matilda, was around to supervise our progress. Here's the old bath.
Gutted everything. Check out what I did with the old vanity, HERE!
I couldn't stand this old, gold toilet paper older.
So I ripped it out and tackled my first drywall job. I grabbed a few pieces of scrap wood and inserted them into the hole. They're held in place by the screws you see here. Next I cut a piece of drywall down to the size needed and screwed the patch into place. A little mud and tape... and patience and it was ready to go!

I needed a little help from the hubby with some plumbing issues. The new vanity's adult height so we needed to move the plumbing up.
And I needed a little help with the electrical work. The lights were centered in the room and I wanted them centered over the vanity. So we moved them down a few inches.
Our supervisor was back....
I laid the tile and to determine my pattern and number of pieces.
Once I had everything planned out I mixed up my mortar and laid the tile back down. I left them for 24 hours, came back to clean the tiles off and fill in the grout lines.
Now the fun part! We've pulled up the hardwood floor in the house and saved it. I decided to use some of the boards for an accent wall. After sanding for hours {that part was not fun} the boards were ready to attached to the wall.
I used some liquid nails and a nail gun and worked my way along.
I measured and worked around the opening on the back of the vanity. Just in case future plumbing work is needed we didn't want someone to have to cut through a ton of wood.
I found a stain that matches the wood flooring we'll be adding to the hall just outside the bathroom. Here's one of the floor boards up against the wall. Pretty close match in color.
I stained and stained away. {Make sure you have some kind of ventilation, especially in a small half bath like this one}
Added the vanity and let the hubby do a little more plumbing work for the sink and also the toilet.
TADA! Finally completed and decorated!!!

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  2. This truly is an improvement, well done! I wish I had a bathroom like yours. I don't think I could do it myself, but with some help from the home expert... Anything is possible!

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