Bathroom Remodel Part 1

Part 2 might take awhile to get to you because this is exhausting. There is no part of me that wants to work a full day at my job and then come home and work on the bathroom. This weekend I will finally start taping and mudding while my husband in class to get certified to ride his motorcycle.

I didn’t get a before picture of the bathroom before my dad went all Godzilla and just started tearing it apart, but it was a bad bathroom. It was the only room in the house I was embarrassed to show people and we only have the one. There was a cast iron tub that your knees almost touched while you were on the toilet and two people had to squeeze past each other if you needed to be in the bathroom at the same time. So tore the whole thing out, right down to the studs. (Plaster walls were fun to destroy.)

It felt good to tear everything out except the cast iron tub. That required a LOT of effort with a sledgehammer.

The old tub/shower just had a very old plastic insert lining the walls. We got fancy with some tiles:

If I can avoid tile work for the rest of my life, I probably will. At the same time, it looks SO much nicer.

You know you’re an adult when you get super pumped for new floors (previously linoleum) AND a new toilet:

That’s the progress on the bathroom thus far, the thing keeping me away so much for the past few weeks.

Like I said, now we just have to tape, mud, primer, paint and install the new sink.

Now that I’ve listed that out, it seems like a lot.

12 thoughts on “Bathroom Remodel Part 1

  1. How beautiful! I’ve been there with the bathroom remodeling. It can be so exhausting, but how rewarding! Good luck with everything and thanks for sharing. ❤️

  2. This is why I am not a DIY’er. Work on top of work is really hard. I’d rather work harder at my day job and pay someone to that kind of thing 🙂

    Good luck surviving. It does look good though!

    1. Lol, thanks. 🙂 My dad really thought we could do it in one week off of work. He was VERY optimistic. 😛 There’s always something to slow you down. They built this house kind of wonky.

  3. You poor honey! I mentioned my dad being all ragey when he re-did his own bathroom. The hard thing there was the shower was still plastic, but it came in just two pieces, because apparently that helps you avoid mold in seams? I think he got the one piece in there upside down and OMG.

  4. I love wood floors in bathrooms. I don’t know why. I just think they look better than the linoleum that’s normally there especially the kind with the grout in the middle that gets so crusty. It looks amazing!

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