So here we go...
the above photo is our inspiration...the kid's bathroom is smaller than this space but i love the look
and can see our small area with this same feel.
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Here's our bathroom as it is right today.
(you might want to shield your eyes...some photos are very graphic in nastiness. just sayin'.)
my Longaberger purse was signed by Dave himself... in 1994. it's a keeper. we won't be throwing it out. don't worry. usually, it holds hair bobbies and head bands. cuz it's cute.
all of that tile is now gone. yippee! we have a very old house (1964). ok. so it's not that old. but it's old in today's standards of everyone building brand new homes or buying homes that are less than 5 years old. yeah. that's not us. our street is in the historical district (which means nothing more than we can't have obnoxious pink bowling balls that glow in our front yards) but the street next to us has those really old (and ginormous) homes that have the "historical plate" on their door fronts...now they have important homes! lol we are average but ya know? we love our neighbors and i wouldn't want to move for nothin'.
back to my reno.
the kid's bathroom is just grossy. we've been wanting to fix it for a long time, mainly because we want to do the other two bathrooms too but want a smaller job (in case we totally screw it up) so we can learn. you know? so this is the opportunity. the girls are at my folks' in cinci and nate leaves tomorrow. so we'll have several days IN A ROW where we don't have to fix 3 square meals and referee stupid arguments. lol :)
if you look, you can see the laminate flooring we put in a few years back...just to do a 'quick fix' until we had the time (and extra cashola) to do a bigger renovation. the tile underneath is completely rotten. yuck! do you see that open tile spot? yeah. that's where the toilet paper roll thingy was but someone (nathaniel) fell into it somehow and broke it off the wall. it's been like that for about two years. nice. so glad to see all that tile go away!
the man working hard under the old sink, getting ready to rip that sucker out and throw it to the curb
three years ago (i think it was three years ago) we ripped out all the tile in the shower and replaced it, rebuilt the walls (again, rotten wood) and it's still in perfect (and spanking clean) condition. so that's done. i'm glad too, because i don't think i'd be able to do all of that in a week. lol or should i say jeff, i don't think JEFF would be able to do all of that work in a week. lol so at least we've got that done and can move on to the floor, walls, pedestal sink (love love!) and beadboard! yummy!
old tile... blech.