Wednesday, December 30, 2009

And the walls came tumbling down.

This is the official "before" shot of the bathroom taken right before we started ripping up the tile flooring yesterday afternoon.

The bathroom actually doesn't look that bad in this picture. However, those of you who have visited our house know just how deceiving this picture is! All of the fixtures (we think) are original to the house, which is 24 years old. Both of the sink faucets were broken and very hard to turn on. Many of the floor tiles were broken and coming up out of the floor. And the tub/shower was like a cave in the wall.

Just 24 hours ago, our bathroom looked like this:

It now looks like this:
My sweet daddy volunteered his time and expertise to the project and is now wondering what on earth he has gotten himself into. The original plan was to replace the shower unit with a bathtub, lay new tile flooring and replace the countertops. However, after the guys ripped out the flooring, they discovered that the toilet had been badly leaking and has rotten out our sub-flooring. NICE. You'll also notice a lovely spot of mildew on the wall that they discovered once the mirror was removed.

Needless to say, this project has now gotten more involved and it will be longer than just a few day until I can share our "after" photos.

The tub yesterday:

Tub Today:


There is now a large HOLE in our floor.
You can see straight down into the bottom of the house...I'm talking down to the dirt floor.

Their goal is to have the bathroom useable by Sunday.
Stay tuned...


  1. Wow! Yep, that's the way it goes! I've been there-I feel your pain! But how exciting!! I promise you it will be worth it!

  2. Oh wow! I can't wait to see the after. These things never do go as planned, it could have been worse though. Have fun!

  3. I think they'll make it... that is, assuming there are no changes in the plan ;)

  4. Yikes! These kinds of projects are never as easy as they should be.... good luck!

  5. Oh MC, my prayers are with you! :) I know it's going to look fabulous in the end though and can't wait to see the final product!!

  6. "Me ears Mama! Daddy hurting me ears!" Just think, when all this is over you're going to have a brand new bathroom where you got to pick everything just like you wanted it. Can't wait to see it finished! :)