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Friday, January 23, 2015

Bathroom Reno Update

Hullo! Handy Sandy here!! (thanks for that nic-name Droopy!) I thought I'd give an update on the bathroom reno. It's been a bit slow going... It's not beary exciting watching paint dry! But here's where we're at...

So,,, here are our DIY shaker cabinet doors - they turned out pretty good!

And here we have the side of the white cabinet... It used to be the same oatmeal colour as the wall - This will be much better!

This bathroom reno all started because we wanted to change the shower/tub surround... and the tub was kind of beat-up...

The grout has cracks and there are some broken tiles... so we know there's water back there somewhere...

Back in the day, these tiles would have been pretty chic... and the tub probably had sliding glass doors as well... oh-la-la...

Maybe I could use the tiles to make photo frames?

Anyhow... Once we decided to do the tub surround... then we might as well pull the tub... and then the laminate floor should come up (laminate not good in bathrooms)... and we might as well paint... and put up new trim around the doors and windows and baseboards.

So there is a lot of painting going on...

But here is where we are at so far with the cabinet. The backs of the doors still need to be painted.

But now we can start to paint the walls... which means the toilet has to come out... This is a beary messy job... and stinky too... I recommend that all stuffies stand a good distance away.

First you turn off the water shut off, then you disconnect the hose thingie... and catch any water in a bucket... then you unbolt the toilet from the floor.

So far so good...

Then you man handle the toilet out of there... and shove a rag in the hole so you don't get overcome by sewer gases! You'll need a new wax ring for the toilet base too...

We put the toilet in the tub and tilted it back and forth to get most of the icky water out. Ick!!

And then there was some painting! The paint is called "Cloud of Volcani Ash... which is a light grey. We had to take the light fixture off the wall to paint around there (cause it's a smaller base than the brass one that was there before). If I turn on the flash, the walls just look blue... which is NOT the colour. So... that is where things are at!

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  2. Lot of work but it will be very nice when it's ready! Good work Handy Sandy!

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    1. Thanks Hammie - it's a lot of work but it's going to look soooo much better... and the tub surround will be watertight!

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  3. Looking good. So, is the vinyl floor under the toilet the new floor and design you chose? We got rid of our sliding glass door a year ago (a handy man did it, not my roommates) and we like having it gone. Maybe you can come to our house next and help us update it. Oh yeah, can you put a new roof on as well? :)

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  4. Nooo!!! That's the 70s stuff that was under the laminate flooring. Icky. It is glued down though and we are not going to fight with it. We are putting down the same flooring as we did in the kitchen - a floating vinyl plank system... it's called Chocolate. I chose that flooring based purely on the name of it (of course).

    I'm not a roofer (yet)... I think there is a lean-to in our future and I will let you know how the roofing goes on that...

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  5. what a big project. glad you liked the nickname...thanks for the mention!

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  6. Cloud of Volcanic Ash.. that's an interesting name. I think I will try a light yellow or golden tone for my room.. "Honeycomb" or "Touch of Honey".

    Sandy, are you getting paid in honey for your renovation efforts?

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  7. I love that name!! It was so much better than "Rainy drizzle". We did a light yellow in the kitchen... it was called Liquid Light - but I like your names better!!

    I am getting paid in hot chocolate for my efforts which I think is quite acceptable!

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  8. Your doors look great. I think my mom might be filing that reno idea in her brains reno folder.

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    1. It's a cheap way to make them look way cooler! It was a fair bit of work though... would have been easier if Mama could have used her brad nailer to nail the strapping to the doors... didn't have nails/brads that were short enough.

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