Monday, June 16, 2008

Bathroom Remodel

The Thursday before Memorial Day I got the whim to redo our upstairs bathroom. The idea had been rattling around in my brain for quite some time, but I had never acted on it. Shannon, being the good sport that he is, went along with my plans.

The boys and I started demo on Friday morning. Jackson started out taking off cupboard doors. Alex worked on demoing the baseboard and wallboard surrounding the shower. I removed the old wallpaper boarder. We were ready to start painting within 45 minutes of starting. It's such a blessing to have big, strong guys around that can do a lot of the hard work.

Painting the walls went fairly quickly. The cabinet doors took more time than I would have liked. Remind me next time to use primer.

Friday evening when Shannon got home from work he installed the wallboard. Why he decided to use the circular saw in Chase's room across the hall still eludes me. Needless to say, cleaning carpets is now on my to-do list.

Alex and I installed the flooring on Sunday afternoon, as tornadoes ripped apart the town of Parkersburg about 25 miles north of us. We were oblivious to the whole thing. There are no windows in the bathroom. The kids played contentedly outside in the sunshine for most of the afternoon. We didn't even get any rain until later on in the evening when we had more tornado warnings and our youth group kids over at our house. There were about 23 of us in Alex's bedroom in the basement for quite a while, but that's another story...

We were pleased when the bathroom was finally completed, although we didn't get it done in the allotted three days. We've finally replaced all of the fixtures, towel bars, hooks, etc.

Remind me next year just to take it easy and enjoy those three day weekends!

"My son, fear the Lord and the king; Do not associate with those given to change." Proverbs 24:21


Beckysblog said...

That looks GREAT! I love it.
Can I borrow some of those strong boys the next time I decide to do a project? :)

Melanie said...

You got that done in a 3-day weekend!!!? My bathroom remodel which started 2 1/2 years ago is still not done. I'm totally jealous. It looks great!!