|You've got to admit it. This was nasty!|
I wish I had a before pic of the nasty vanity as well but I don't. Just refer back to the old kitchen cabinets and you'll get the idea.
|Randy and Travis worked diligently and neatly, while replacing some compromised wood due to water damage.|
|There's that broken drain pipe.|
Now I need to find matching granite tiles to the granite vanity top for the tub surround, as well as some accent tiles -That was easy once I made a few calls. –Granite tiles ordered.
OK so here's why I backtracked: The old bathroom floor was vinyl over a ½ inch subfloor, which was nailed and glued on. We always knew that we would be putting in hardwood floors and even had the floor purchased, as we had already done the whole house. This is where I realized my mistake. When we put in the backsplash, we put it in directly above the vanity without realizing that the new floor would be raised up by about ¼ inch. --Once we removed the subfloor and added the ¾ inch hardwood. --Darn. Now we were going to have to remove the backsplash patch the wall and buy more tile and reinstall it ¼ inch higher. Thankfully I was still able to find and purchase the same tile.
As things were chugging away and Randy was hard at work installing the new tub and testing for leaks, he came down with some kind of stomach bug that lasted 4 days. No remodel during this time and we were down to one shower for 7 people in our home. As he got better and things started to resume, it became time to go to the hospital (Oct 6th) and have a new granddaughter (who suffered some complications and was in the NICU for 3 days) while we were taking care of McKenna (2 year old) who came down with a nasty cold, then Randy got it too. No remodel work to be done during that week. By the way, new granddaughter Mya is just fine now and we are very thankful.
|Now this is a second story bathroom with hardwood floors going in. We took a lot of precautions. Silicone was applied around the new tub inside and out.|
|And on the bottom of the hardwood floors.|
|We are down to the wire. In this pic you cannot see the unfinished side but hey, at least we have a toilet and a vanity for our company.|
|My son's future Mother-in-Law took those pictures in Newport Beach when the tide went down. We thought they were a beautiful touch to our bathroom.|
|To continue with the soft ethereal look we opted to paint the ceiling Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue, and found this Schoolhouse Pendant which went perfectly with the other choices we had made.|
|Removal of the old vinyl floor and subfloor, and a close look at how we can get a cleaner, better flange for the toilet. Allen the Plumber, from the Auburn Home Depot helped Randy figure out that part. He rocks!|
|I love this toilet. You cannot see the poop chute snaking on the side. It is American Standard EverClean.|
|I love this bathroom!|
|Apply wall texture in a thin layer and spread evenly, leaving some holes for the "imperfect smooth" look.|
|Continue to spread it out evenly over all the walls.|
|Use a smooth wide putty knife and keep it clean as you go.|
|Let it dry completely.|
|Continue with your second coat, evenly and leaving random rough holes for that imperfect look.Let dry and sand with 80 grit paper until fairly smooth, but still exposing the imperfections purposefully left behind. C|
|This is what it looks like when you're done sanding. Ha-Ha! Are you scared to try it now? -Fear not.|