Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bathroom Remodel (part 1)

So we began the newest home project a couple of weeks ago--the bathroom. Here's what it used to look like. Goodbye 24 year old powder blue bathroom. We will miss you... a little. (Also, imagine a matching blue toilet up until a few months ago. Classic!)

Step 1: Take out the toilet, sink, mirror and vanity

Step 2: Take out the tub, wall tiles and walls

Step 3: Remove all the beautiful blue tile. Apparently the floor tiles were harder than the wall tiles. But they're finally gone. How's it looking?

Step 4: Rip out the rest of the walls. So maybe we got a little carried away and didn't have to take out all of them, but it can't hurt to replace them either. (I don't know why I'm saying "we" because really Jared is doing everything.) He even carried all the heavy bags of wallboard out on his back. We watched the garbage man try to pick that bag up, drop it, look in our window and glare at us and then have the other guy help him lift it into the truck. Nice!

Now everything is out and it's pretty scary! All Jared has to do is figure out how to install a tub, level the floor, lay tile and oh yeah... put the walls back up. Somehow he's not intimidated by this project. It reminds me of the time when we were engaged and he took my car to replace the starter, which he'd never done before. After a day he opened the garage and showed me my car with an open hood and parts laid out all over the floor. Amazingly, he put it all back and since then I don't question it when he takes things apart. Jared is persistent enough to figure out any project. Let's hope we can post some finished pictures soon. Go Jared!


Marinda said...

i luv the blue sink! aren't home projects fun??!!

Lisa said...

WOW! That is quite the project! I can't wait to see the 'after' photos.