Sunday, August 10, 2008


Well, we finally finished the guest bath! Just as promised, here are some pics of before, after, and during. PhotobucketI'm also putting in a collage of the "during" pics. Now granted, this is the FIRST time I've ever done anything like this ever; however, I'm pretty durned proud of myself! Hubby did help quite a bit; he did the plumbing, demolition, and mitre saw. We have a good system; I do the detail and he does the technical stuff. It took us a week to strip the bathroom down to the floor, scrape the sub-flooring, fix the mildew/mold issue (the previous owners had a leak at one time...nasty!), cut the tiles, do a dry run, set the tiles, grout, baseboards, caulking, new toilet, new vanity, new granite countertop/sink combo, new mirror, and I re-tailored the old shower curtain to be longer and make the room look bigger. WHEW!
Although it wasn't a big area, it was a major PITA, mostly because we didn't know what to expect and what "we would do different". Fortunately, we get to do this all over again this week on the master bath; however, the tiled area is much smaller (toilet, shower, and vanity are in separate areas). We're ready!!



OhioMom said...

Kudos! It looks great, thanks for sharing pics.

R.Powers said...

Great job!
The next one will be easy now that you are experienced!

Just the Right Size said...

Ohiomom and FC,

Thanks for the feedback! Yeah, we know what to expect next time, but it still was a pain in the patootie!

But we are very proud! Everything is level, squared, and doesn't leak. Whoo-hoo!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you did a beautiful job! It all looks so easy in the photos. Then you get down to the nitty gritty and that's when the real work kicks in. But oh, so worth it! I like the colors you choose. The vanity and mirror combo are just beautiful.

Now, want to come on over here and do our bathrooms for us??? ;)

Thanks for the tip on the coffee grounds for the fire ants. That's a GREAT idea!!! I live a mile from Starbucks. I'll keep that in mind, for sure.

Just the Right Size said...


It really does work! Don't be shy with the stuff...really heap it on. In a couple of days, the little monsters will have moved on (hopefully off your property).

Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't believe I missed this.
Beautiful transformation, and I'm sure a heck of a lot of work, but it's worth it in the end ... well, maybe not your end, which I'm sure it's still recuperating, but it's a project I've been wanting to tackle with our guest bath, if it weren't for the fact that I'm petrified.


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