Hi there - Happy Back to School!
Boy have we been busy.
It has been a crazy last few weeks since I last checked in (and showed off the non-blue wall in our bathroom). Here is the update on that room:
While waiting on Hero, I got busy with the planks Hero had cut at Lowe's. Did you know Lowe's will cut any wood you purchase there? It is free for the first 5 cuts, and 25 cents each after that. So worth it.
Did I tell you what we are going to do with these planks? (Remember we used planks for our kitchen floor.) This time around we are going to use them on the walls!
Here they are stacked up in the garage ready to go.
That is our toilet back there. I'll give you one guess as to what color it is :)
I primed these before we brought them in the house. Even though there are primers that are labeled "interior", you have to have a ton of ventilation using it. (We learned that the hard way - what a stink it makes.) Outside is a ton of ventilation.
I just love our Sesame Street paint sheets. These are from when our boys were little. So many memories of snuggling with books, toys and blankets with those little ones. Now it's great to paint every now and then and go down memory lane.
Hero had waited long enough to get going on this project and as soon as he got home we got right to work. The plan was something like this:
Day One after work - prep the planks, rip out walls, floor, vanity and toilet.
Day Two (Hero had the day off) - rip out tub and shower walls and install the new ones.
Day Three - install walls, floor, vanity and toilet.
Day Four (Which happened to be a Sunday) - take a break. (We love the Sabbath - What a great blessing it has been in our lives to obey this commandment. Sometimes it may seem counterproductive, but we have always had faith that when we give the Lord His day, all the rest of the days go much better.)
Day Five and Six (a few more days off) - finish up with lights, mirror, trim, etc.
So this is what Day One looked like at our house:
The walls under the tile had a double layer of drywall. Hero was able to salvage the first layer and not have to replace it. It's the little things that make projects go better, right?
See Hero sitting down, looking like he is doing something with the water lines? You will note from above, that fiddling with the water lines is not on the Day One plan.
Change in plans - A water line got nicked.
Add to Day One: Turned off the water to the house, run to Lowe's to get a replacement line, repair the water line, turn the water back on.
As most projects have their unexpected moments. we should not have been surprised that just when things seemed to have been going along swimmingly, this little hiccup happened.
Look at those walls and that floor! Not the final look we are going for, but so not blue.
Right on schedule for Day One, even after the water line side project.
We are so excited to finally renovate this bathroom - It is a long time coming bringing this room out of the 1950s.
More updates coming soon!