Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tearin' up the bathroom!!!

Ever since we moved into our home, it has been our goal to replace our bathroom. This bathroom was hideously ugly. It had a blue tub, no shower, blue toilet, and a blue sink. One fine day, back in November, we got wild and decided to start by ripping out the bathtub. Our decision was so random to start. However, thus started our wonderful journey on remodeling our bathroom.
I had a friend over who was more than happy to sledgehammer into my walls. It took a lot of hard work, but eventually we heaved the 650lb cast iron tub out of the walls and into the back of the pickup. We are now just about finished with the project (23 trips to Ace Hardware and 56 trips to Home Depot). The project has had a lot of bumps and bruises...ie: tearing out the wall to the left to fit the tub surround in; getting the tub and surround cemented and sealed in, only to rip it out due to a plumbing error, leaking pipes resulting in tearing it out a 3rd time, sticky bolts resulting in sawzall through the toilet. All in all, if I had to do it again, I would hire a plumber, but I will appreciate this bathroom more than any room in the house when it is finished. We are in the process of painting and doing the floor. I will post more pictures when we finish.

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