Over the last few weeks I've begun the heavy lifting part of my bathroom redo beginning with DEMO TIME
Before I started each part of this, I gave myself a little pep talk and then began to swing away (telling myself that if I really messed up I could always hire a contractor).
First the shower came down - once I got the rythm of this it actually wasn't that bad....even though I slowly discovered that I would have to replace all of the backer-board because none of it was installed properly....even that went up without much of a problem. I even got my nifty little niche in - no problems....easy street
And then - I started to try to take up the floor.............and the floodgates opened!!! What I thought was going to be a one day project, ended up taking 3 days. At least I think I developed some good biceps muscles (at least in my right arm) but I spent those three days covered in dust, cursing every piece of flying tile, and thinking I had made a HUGE mistake. But - when the dust settled (literally), and I put in the brand new backboard and vaccumed up all the remnants of the old - I was pretty damn proud of myself.
I don't know if I would ever take on pulling up a tile floor again - in fact I couldn't even bring myself to write this post until my new tile was sitting happily and snuggly on the floor (next time folks!) - but I came out the other side a much more confident DIYer.
Next post things will start to look a lot prettier I promise (Take a look at the Current project spot for a sneak peek!)
Stain the Vanity and add Hardware Remove Shower Tile / Add Shower Niche
- Replace the Shower Tile
- Replace Shower Fixtures
- New Shower Rod and Curtain
Remove Floor TIle
- Replace Floor Tile
- Add Beadboard and Trim
- Replace Door Trim
- Replace Sink Fixtures
Replace Light Fixture Add Medicine Cabinets
- Add Shelves / Hooks / and Accessories