Trying to plug back in
August 26, 2008, 9:28 am
Filed under: family, home improvement

Well, yesterday was my first day back after “vacationing” in the master bathroom of our home.  As I mentioned, I was doing an overhaul of the bathroom, prompted in part by the presence of dry rot in the subfloor – conveniently covered by carpet, and prompted in part by the absolute ugliness (both of which are pictured in my previous post).

I still have a few small things to finish up – baseboards, towel rods, sealing grout – but it’s pretty much done.  Here’s what we did: gutted the whole room with the exception of the tub and shower tile, replaced rotted subfloor, installed new tile, toilet, vanity, sink top, faucet, light fixture, switches, and put two coats of paint on the walls and ceiling.  Not bad for a total amateur.

Once again, the old version:

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And, the new version:

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The natural sunlight makes the walls look more yellow than they actually are.

I’ve got a lot of catching up to do with work, especially given that we’re less than a month away from the kickoff of inter::mission 2.0.  I think it’ll also be good to return this blog to something other than a home improvement journal.


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Pictures do not do this justice! You can’t even see the hideous old facet and light fixture, not to mention the original 30+ year old toilet in the “before” picture. And the after picture makes the wall color look funky and again, you can’t see new, sleek light fixture. Oh well. I know what it looks like.
Well done! Bravo! A grand well spent!

Comment by Michelle Lewis

You want to vacation together in my bathroom? my garage? on my deck? Take your pick.

Miss you brother.


Comment by Ed

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