Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Goodbye to My Pink Bathroom Update


 
It's a rainy cold day here in Iowa. They are talking about snow tomorrow...WHAT? I thought we were done with all that white stuff. Hopefully it won't stick around very long if it does.
 
I have a few pics to share of our bathroom in the beginning stages of demo. It's not a pretty sight.
See that monster size hole in the wall? That was the first unexpected surprise and they kept coming. My darling pulled up the flooring to discover that the sub floor was wet in the area surrounding the toilet. It would have to be replaced.
I did my best to get photos of him as he prepared to tear this out while staying out of the way too!  It's an extremely small space and this floor issue took up much of the time he had expected to spend elsewhere. He is a good man and I am so thankful he was willing to roll up his sleeves and do this himself instead of hiring it out.
This is the tile that was under the carpet. Hmmm...not sure why they covered it up. It definitely had the 50s look just like the tile.
In the upper left corner you can see where the subfloor is coming out.
The best way for this gal to help was giving lots of encouragement, iced tea breaks and helping with the removal of anything that had to go to the garage or dumpster.
I am also in charge of cleaning up some of the old hardware that we are planning to reuse. I am pretty handy with steel wool and paint :)
With some of the obstacles we have encountered this job that had a
two week time table is now looking to run us another week or two more. My darling is back at work so our weekends will be spent with this bathroom remodel until it is finished. Thank goodness we have another full bath. I will be back to share more of our progress soon.
Happy Wednesday :)


22 comments:

  1. Oh boy, I remember those weekend remodels that my own weekend warrior tackled...not a fun process, but fabulous results! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Kim, yes...it will definitely be worth the time and effort :)

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  2. Karen it will all be worth it when you are finished. We are fixing to re-do my kitchen counters and to be honest I just wish I could BLINK and it would be DONE! Ha! Happy Easter. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. I know what you mean Cindy...make sure and show us some pictures of your cabinet re-do. That is next on our never ending to-do list. Happy Easter to you and your lovely family :)

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  3. It's no fun living through a construction project but the end result is always so worth it!!! Looking forward to seeing your new and improved space!

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    1. I know Debbie, all 3 of us using one bathroom challenges the morning schedule but we are making it work and looking forward to our new space! Happy Easter to you and your family :)

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  4. Wow, more problems. One never know what to expect once you start the demo. It shall be beautiful when you are finished. Happy Easter to you dear Karen. xo

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    1. Yes Linda, It has turned out to be more than we than expected. We will just have something to look forward to a little longer :)
      Happy Easter to you and your loved ones!

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  5. Looking good! It always gets worse before it gets better doesn't it? Makes the final result that much sweeter though! Have a blessed Easter!

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    1. Yes it does Vicky, we are sure looking forward to the finished room. Happy Easter to you and your loved ones :)

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  6. Hi Karen oh how I know the dirt, dust and debris of demo/remodeling work. Just when you think you can't stand it any longer and that shop vac is attached to your hand - magically all your hopes and dreams come to be and beauty is seen. We are able to start gutting our powder room in the basement... We have been remodeling/updating for the past year. I am excited for you and you are making great progress. Thanks for visiting and leaving your sweet comment.
    Bunny kisses 🐰 xoxo, Vera

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    1. Thanks Vera, It is great to be encouraged by others who have already done the same thing :)

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  7. It looks like things are moving along, even if it's slower than you had hoped. I can't wait to see the finished product. Don't you just love the surprises? At my last house, I found hidden windows in the walls, etc. I kept homing to find a lost diamond ring in the walls - no such luck lol!! Enjoy your Easter.

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    1. LOL!! Yes Kelly a diamond would be a very nice surprise. Maybe we just haven't found the right "old house" yet :)

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  8. O MY!! What a job but I am sure it will look stunning when it is all done! Joe is not handy so we have to hire out which kills me because my Dad was a carpenter and built homes for a living!! He was able to do anything.......
    Thanks so much for dropping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Oh yes Debbie, having a carpenter in the family is very helpful...my grandfather was one also :)

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  9. Hi Karen, I am excited to follow your bath update!

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    1. Thanks Cecilia, it is a slow process but will be so worth the wait once it's completed :)

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  10. So exciting! can't wait to see it finished

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    1. Thanks Darrielle, it is looking much more spacious with the old vanity out and the new finishes going in :)

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  11. Karen,
    how lucky you are to have a handy hubby! I know you are gonna be so happy when it's done, can't wait to see the it finished!
    Rebecca

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