Monday, February 9, 2009

Bathroom Remodel


I thought I'd share my bathroom. About 6 years ago I bought an old pier and beam house that I completed gutted and rebuilt. My parents helped, but I did most of the work myself. I have to say tearing out the pink bathroom was at the top of my list, that is until I realized there was 6 inches of concrete below the floor and on the walls.
This is the only before pic I have. You can't tell but the floor tile is pink also.

This was a small wall at the front of the tub that created a small cubby hole for the toilet. It was gross. Before we started we thought it was just going to be popping the tiles off with some minor cleanup. Yeah were we diluted or what. This house was built before plywood was made, and definitely before cement backer board. So what did they use instead? Concrete inbedded with wire mesh. The walls had 4 inches of concrete on them, and the floors had over 6 inches. So out came the sledge hammer.

After all this was cleaned out we took out the wall that formed the cubby hole, and had to put in 4 or 5 sheets of backer board to build the floor back up to the level it was. The plumber was not happy about having to drill through it all. I hung, tape and floated, and textured the sheetrock and then the fun began.

After I got the sheetrock finished I painted it the brightest yellow I could find. I think it was called school bus yellow from SW, but not sure. The pics fade the color out, its actually a much deeper yellow than that. I finished the bottom of the walls with white washed bead board and trim.

My grandparents had always had a clawfoot tub in their garden with cactus growing in it, so I asked them if I could have it. They agreed, and I had it refinished, and then later found out it was my great grandparents bathtub from their old farm house.

I picked up a bunch of metal pieces with great old paint on them and hung them around. This bigger piece is actually two pieces that I hung together. I got the bath sign in Canton.



My mom gave me that great mirror. It's supposed to hang vertical, but it works sideways too.




The only thing that bugs me about this room is my faucet. The one I bought didn't fit and I had them put in the cheapest one they had with the intention of getting a better one. Six years later and I still have the ugly one.

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24 comments:

Cass said...

Wow! I love your renovated bathroom. That pink and all that tile & the concrete beneath needed banishing, but what a huge job that must have been. It's lovely now, and don't worry -- the perfect bathroom faucet will find you one day. In the meantime, if the current one works, you can wait for the right one! -- Cass

xinex said...

Wow! I can't believe what you have done here. You are so talented. I wouldn't know where to start if this were my bathroom. It turned out really nice...Christine

Mom in High Heels said...

What a difference! You did so much work! Great job.

French Cupboard said...

What a great bathroom. The claw foot tub is awesome and to think it is that old. With all the hard work that you put into doing it, what great satisfaction to have something that looks so wonderful. Steve -French Cupboard

Claudie said...

That was tons of work for sure. It looks great and I love claw foot tubs. We have a huge one and I painted it deep purple.
Lucky you. Have fun at Reba's concert. I have also always wanted to see her. Say hi for me.
Love Claudie
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Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Oh good grief! I cannot imagine actually doing all that work that you did! But is it ever worth it. Lucky you to have a family heirloom clawfoot tub. I'm pea green!

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look at our new kitchen/bar. I so appreciated your nice comments. Do come again

marty39 said...

Wow, that is a lot of work. Good for you. The new remodel is just gorgeous. I love that you have the claw foot tub. What a treasure. Thanks for stopping by my Mini-Kitchen remodel and your warm comments, I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

DesignTies said...

I love a messy, tear it all apart renovation... and believe me when I say I've done my fair share of them! What a difference...great job!!
Victoria (one half of DesignTies)

Shabbywears said...

What a great new bathroom. I love the way you hung the mirror your mom gave you. Adorable!!!
Blessings...julie

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Your bathroom looks fab! You are quite the carpenter girl, I'm not sure I could've handled all that work!

Shelia said...

Hi Steph! It's so nice to meet you and I love what you've done with your bathroom. Oh, I'd love to hop into that clawfoot bathtub and take a soak. The mirror is gorgoues! Come back to see me any ole time.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

mbkatc230 said...

What an amazing job you did in here! I can't imagine all that work, ours was bad, but all that concrete? Man, you really had your work cut out for you. Love what you did in here, especially that you got to use that clawfoot tub, it's gorgeous. Great transformation (and isn't Canton the best!) Kathy

~CC Catherine said...

Steph, Wow, that was a ton of work...The room turned out really nice! Love the sentimental tub that belonged to your Grandparents! ;) ~CC Catherine

Ma'dame French said...

Wow what a job that must have been looks great;) So much better! French

prof en retraite said...

Wow! What a gorgeous bathroom! Amazing change!!!...Debbie

Kim said...

Wow! That is one incredible transformation. Renovations are exhausting aren't they? You gave it so much character. It looks great.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Steph...this bathroom is an amazing renovation! You worked hard!!! I know it is hard to break concrete out...wow, but so worth the end results. All 3 of my baths need to be renovated badly...really enjoyed reading this post! Thanks for a great Met Monday post! Susan

a cowgirl at heart said...

You are SO talented, Steph! Seriously, I want you to come up to Childress and help a sister out! I have some cabinets in dire need of help!

nikkicrumpet said...

Well I'll be damned woman. You should be so freaking proud of yourself for this amazing renovation. I can't even imagine all the hard sweaty work that went into this bathroom. It turned out really great! You need to teach a do-it-herself class to all the rest of us!

Jen r. said...

What a huge project! It looks fabulous!

Jadehollow said...

Awesome! You did a Great Job! Total transformation. Love the washed bead board and all the iron touches. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.
Debbie

JanMarie said...

Now that was a JOB! The tub is amazing.....enjoy!

Thanks for sharing.

Remodeling Guy said...

I'm so impressed! I've done that thing where you go ahead and swing your hammer at the tile for the first blow and get a very solid "thud" and a tiny break in the tile. That's a bad sign! But you guys worked through it and it looks fantastic! Thanks for including it in the Round-Up!

Tim

Kara said...

Good heavens, that looks like it was a ton of work! The result is amazing though. It looks just beautiful!