Tuesday, February 21, 2012

...Green Bathroom Project...

...well...this was supposed to be a happy post...

...where I show you a couple of fairly hideous BEFORE pictures...

...with carpet...of course...

...and then I'd show you a couple of IN PROGRESS pictures...of how we found tile under the carpet...and bought some goop that was supposed to clean the carpet goo off the tile...and it did with about 2 hours of work per square foot...but it did work and I was all happy and frugal-like...keeping the seafoam green fixtures...

...because we were saving the BIG bathroom re-do project for the even more hideous bathroom attached to the Master bedroom...

...so with a nifty gadget...

...we removed the wallpaper...

...even just removing the coastline print brightened the room considerably and made it a lot less busy...

...we bought some pale green...really almost white...paint...

...the Man fashioned a new retro greenish light fixture from the bottom of a broken ceiling fan unit...so always check the return/mark-down/damaged section of your hardware store with an open mind...

...we got a neat matching kit from This Old Toilet...and matched a new toilet lid...

...we installed a new faucet...and our retro mid-century bathroom was almost complete...

...and then when we were putting in the wood floors...we had to remove a few tiles for the reducer-threshold thing-y...and we found what looked like some water damaged wood...so...YIKES!...we took up some more tile...and found that the rotten stuff...although completely dry now as no one has used this shower in probably more than a year...will have to be replaced ...that means that the floor tile and the tile around the bathtub will be ruined...

...so being the optimist that I eternally am...and always embracing the unexpected and unwanted as if it was what I had wanted all along...we'll be changing our plans...and keeping the blush bathroom off the Master bedroom for quite a while longer as we repair and replace the Green bathroom...I'm thinking we can even stop calling it the green bathroom...as it will almost certainly be WHITE!...

9 comments:

  1. some things were just meant to be....i'm sure it will be quite lovely - i've seen you guys' work before, ya know!

    love, k

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  2. Oh man. We've been there before! In fact, I am thinking all showers should be installed outdoors. They are so hard on bathrooms! We are having issues here now, and this is at least the 3rd house we've lived in with shower issues.

    Hang in there!

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  3. Remodeling is CRAZY hard! Oh well, in the long run, you'll probably love both bathrooms that much more.

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  4. A really nice looking bathroom faucet from Overstock..I searched and found out that the same faucet was at least twice the amount i paid at the other websites. I love it so much that i am thinking about ordering another.

    Bathroom Fixtures

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  5. It can never be simple can it? Thankgoodness though that you found that rotten wood now rather than later.

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  6. How adorable - blush - as a bathroom fittings colour! I guess a pinky hue.

    House renovations always seem to have these - not so little - hitches.

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  7. Yep - good thing you found the mold now and also good that you and the man know how to do this remodelling yourselves.

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  8. boo. i liked the green. i really did.

    and what a bigger project than you intended . . . but you'll get it done. and it will be good.

    hang in there.

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