Tuesday, April 14, 2009

update on renovations

Let’s see how far we have gotten in the last week…
This is pre-demo picture...
I told you the room is small.
This is the gutted room...
The gray stuff between the studs is blown-in insulation.

Last Monday and Tuesday we had all the old hot and cold water pipes replaced and locked into place. Our water to the master bath was back on for Tuesday night. The water pressure is incredible now… before it was almost a drip-drip-drip. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the guys put up the green wall (which is purple, btw), and started taping and mudding.

On Friday, the guy from the place that is making the tub surround, vanity top and window sill came and did measurements. These products will be done and installed on Wednesday, April 22nd. Instead of having those areas tiled, we decided to use a cultured marbled onyx. The color is seafoam.

This is what the room looked like on Friday when the guys left.
Mr. G and #1 son refinished the old vanity from that 70’s wood finish to a nice white enamel (it’s almost done). But we put it back in the room so correct measurement for its top could be taken.
On Monday there was more taping and mudding and then the texture goes on. Then Mr. G and #1 son must primer and paint the walls. We have been told that we will have to prime the new sheetrock at least twice and then put the color on it at least twice. OMG!! I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Number one son is so funny. Last night he started a pot (a HUGE pot) of chili. When he and Mr. G left this morning, he said: tell the guys lunch is on. Oh yes, today Mr. G is having that nasty basal cell carcinoma removed from his nose. The doctor says everything should be ok. I have to stay here and write out checks -- the new toilet and some other minor things should be here this morning. I don't think I have been this busy since I retired.
Thanks for stoppng by... have a great Tuesday.


  1. There is NOTHING better than hot water with good strong water pressure behind it - at least in my own humble opinion, that is!

    Looks like progress is being made and good luck on the nasty basal cell carcinoma removal - hope it goes well!

  2. As much as I don't like going through a renovation process, I would love to get a hot water heater on the side of my house near the bathroom...hot water takes forever.

    Good luck to the Mr. (and to you--I hate writing checks!).

  3. I love projects. its looking good. keep us posted.

  4. This is going to be lovely and you get real running water besides.

  5. enjoy that new bathroom! looks great!

    smiles, bee


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