November 23, 2011

Sometimes Progress Ain't Pretty

Hello my little birdies! We are ARE ARE making progress in the upstairs bathroom renovation. I know. Can I get a giant virtual high five to Mr. Man for all his hard work?

Let's review: Kitchen? Done. Back porch? Done. Garden patio? Done. That brings us to the skylight/spray foam/upgrade electricity/dense packed cellulose/build shower and closet where only closet used to be/bathroom remodel project. The WHAT?!?! Oh, you probably remember it as the 'bathroom project'. Said project has evolved somewhat.
What started out as a simple bathroom upgrade ("Let's restore the bead board and refinish the floors and paint the walls and patch the ceiling! It will be great!") has, in the ultimate edition of the 'I know an old lady who swallowed a fly' song, turned into a skylight/spray foam/upgrade electricity/dense packed cellulose/bathroom upgrade project. INTERWEBS! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? (insert computer-y sounds: beep boop beep boop boop beep bop.) INTERWEBS SAYS: You live in old house. Sometimes old house progress not pretty. For example? This:
Can turn into this:
Mr. Man wants a standing shower in addition to our claw foot soaking tub - who am I to say no? So he measured the ridiculous Victorian closet in the abutting bedroom and determined there was enough room for a storage closet AND a shower.  Soooooo more demo.We demolished the ceiling too to prepare for insulation. The installation will be a lot cheaper this way and we can be more confident in a thorough job, because we'll be able to see the whole. damn. thing.
We're going to be getting AMAZEBALLS fixtures from Delta faucet for the shower, sink and tub, and - with these changes to the plan - the bathroom will really feel like a master bathroom. The next step is spray foam installation in the back half of the upstairs. I'll explain WHY spray foam as opposed to cellulose in a future post.

11 comments:

  1. How is that DIY projects turn into eating potato chips? You can't do (eat) just one. Totally jealous of the spray foam insulation, BTW.

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  2. I think by now we should know these things. It ALWAYS starts with a little idea and then. BOOM. Haha. Looking forward to seeing the end product!

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  3. I'm tired and all I had to do was read about it! Someday your house will give you a big hug of thanks, but in the mean time it will try to kick your ASS!

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  4. This is why nothing gets touched in our main bathroom. I can't take that risk!!! I love your humor!

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  5. You guys are amazing! You're like the energizer bunny...you just keep going and going..well, you get the picture! It's going to look so great and I can't wait to see it finished.

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  6. oooh, exciting! i'm all about bathroom renos right now. can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  7. I could never have the patience to remodel a home!!! Cant WAIT to see how this turns out.

    I swear a was just wondering about your bathroom a week ago!

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  8. Looks great so far!
    And just think, you only decorate your bathroom once in a blue moon, so you might as well get it exactly how you want it :)

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  9. Even in the demolition beauty is emerging!

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  10. It's going to look so great when you're finished though! I can't wait to see it :)

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  11. Beeboopbeepop!

    ...and normally these projects start with a timeline of like three months.

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