Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bathroom To Be

Oh bathroom yet to be, how I long for thee. I guess it's time to share the biggest project going on in the Ohl house EVER. Our main bathroom remodel. I mean FULL remodel. Down to the bare wood. It looks like a log cabin.

About 3 months ago, I decided I couldn't stand our outdated, not-so-attractive, in desperate need of a face lift, bathroom. So I thought a few cosmetic repairs would do the trick, rather than sinking a pretty penny into re-doing everything. But, what started out as a new vanity and some floor tiles, turned into gutting the whole room. It just didn't make sense to update a few pieces here and there on the surface, while ignoring the bigger issues. The floor was uneven. The tub and shower surround skieved me out (definition of skieve: to shiver in revulsion, a.k.a. grossed me out).

Here is the BEFORE. Did I mention the floor-to-ceiling plastic white tile board?

How about the Hollywood lights?

Or the handmade closet shelves complete with white contact paper? Soooooo stylish.

The before pictures make it look way more attractive than it actually was. After much complaining pleading, my husband agreed to a full remodel. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

This weekend, my husband and our expert bathroom remodel and construction friend Jesse, removed the old tub and brought in the new tub (they are having waaaaay too much fun in this photo). Whoo hoo! Can you sense my excitement?


Bye bye old tub! Can you believe that someone hauled this thing away within hours of putting at the curb? One mans trash is another man's treasure....

I like bubble baths. I haven't been able to take one since September. Don't worry, we still have a shower upstairs. I know some of you are relieved to hear that. I would not have been so patient during this process if we didn't have another bathroom in the house. My wish is to have the room completed by my birthday. Which is March 20. In case there was any confusion, I mean March 20, 2010. That means two months from now. It's already been about four months since this thing started. We need to get moving!! I know, I know, it's not really fair for me to initiate a project, then expect my husband to do all the dirty work.

But that's what husbands are for, right? Kidding, I'm kidding! Look at him, workin' the head lamp. Hot!

I am fully prepared to help hang drywall, lay tile, add trim, and paint some beautiful new walls. Here I am ripping down the old ceiling like a pro! Yes, that is all ceiling dust that I should not be breathing in. I wore a scarf over my face the rest of the time.

Right now, the plumbing and behind-the-scenes bathroom work is being done. Here is where the great white throne was, and will one day be returned. Yes, that pipe in the floor IS what you think it is. I am sooooo thankful for indoor plumbing. Could you imagine if we still had to use outhouses?!? Yikes. For now, I'll be dreaming of my future bathroom....stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Andrew, if you can do this, you can do anything!


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