Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bathroom Update

Two weeks ago, you saw here the destruction of our bathroom. I am happy to say it no longer looks that bad. In fact, I did get to take a shower in my own house before Easter! And I LOVE the new shower!! Yay!

My niece came over to help with construction. Here they are putting the insulation in the wall behind the shower.
The tub sitting in the middle of the floor. It is about three inches deeper than our previous tub. I have yet to take a bath, but I'm looking forward to it.
The tub and the walls are being installed.
The plumbing coming up from the floor. I am so proud of Billy figuring all this out. After he got it all hooked back up, he turned the water on and it was spraying everywhere. After a couple more fixes, he got it right. Last time we had a leak in the shower faucet, it cost $350 for someone to come fix it. Now that Billy knows he can do it, it will save lots of money!
The inaugural bath with the girls. The water came in and went out without leaking! Praise God! (don't the girls look great in their blue swimsuits? I know my photo editing skills are making you just weep with envy! or just weep.)
After about a week, (and lots of thinking about it) he finally got some drywall installed on the bare walls. NO, that is NOT our new paint color. The drywall is the moisture resistant kind so hopefully we'll not have mold problems anymore!
The access panel in the back of the shower in case we ever need to get back there and adjust anything. Notice the toilet tank lid. It broke when removing the cabinet above. I think a little super glue should hold it. What do you think?
The nice BIG arrows mark where the studs are in the wall. I guess he just wanted to make sure he knew. :)
We're getting there. He started the mudding today and after that process is complete, we'll paint. I'm hoping to be finished with this project by next weekend. All except the tile, that is. The cement board is down and I can live with that for a few more weeks.

I'm ready to have this DONE and start on the next project!


palmtreefanatic said...

looking great!
nice blue swim suits;)

The Downing 5 said...

Lookig good - can't wait to see the final product!

Anonymous said...

the next project??? are you crazy? It looks great!