Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Hangover

Uggghh...I'm STILL full from yesterday! We have been serious lazy bums today - ok, that's a lie. I have been a lazy bum, Jake has been a busy bee! In my defense, I did address ALL our Christmas card envelopes so they can go in the mail next week. But I really only did that because I could do it from the comfort of our couch...ha! 

J has been BUSY BUSY BUSY on our powder room, which was gutted last week. I'm very proud of his handiness! He's been working on the floor and he's pretty sure he will be laying and finishing the tile floor tomorrow...woo hoo! When he pulled up the old tile and ripped out the vanity, we found a pretty messed up subfloor which has required more work than we originally thought. That bathroom was a hot mess to begin with, so I'm not really surprised that it's been a huge pain to update it. I've been taking pictures of his progress, so I can document all his hard work. To give you an idea of how heinous it was, here's the before pictures:

WARNING - These pictures are very graphic and feature the world's ugliest wallpaper and most disgusting tile and sink EVER! Don't say I didn't warn you!!
GAH!!! Seriously, it's such a TINY space that going in there with that wallpaper can seriously make you sick to your stomach and give you a headache! (do you like how I hung up some monogrammed towels to "help"?? yeah, that doesn't help at all!)
Another view - lovely plastic mirror!
Oh and it gets better - even the CEILING is wallpapered! with coordinating colors!! Yeah, I'm not kidding. And check out that gorgeous light!! 
The vanity with about 15 years of built up caulk and grime. 
The floor - doesn't that tile look disgusting...the grout is seriously BROWN! NASTY!!

So that's the before, just so you know what we were dealing with. We honestly didn't even go in to that bathroom for the first 4 months we lived here. I pretended it didn't exist. Thank god we have 2 other bathrooms. Anyways, I will have pictures of the new beautiful floor in a few days!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY!! (did anyone go shopping? I refused to leave the house today!! ha!)


KatieSPerk said...

Glad you had a FULL Thanksgiving. We just got back and I feel you on the full! We had 3 celebrations and I need a nap! A new bathroom! How exciting! Can't wait to see the finished results!

Emily said...

How fun - a bathroom remodel! I was very content to stay at home today -no fighting the crowds.

KAC said...

Ha I had about the same day... was SO full so stayed on the couch and watched TV lots of fun! Can't wait to see the finished results of the new bathroom!

The Wife said...

Came across your blog today and it is too cute! Good luck with that bathroom!

MCW said...

That ceiling is special! Glad you can redo in your own spectacular taste!

Jules said...

I'm glad that you had a nice Thanksgiving and were able to get your Christmas cards finished!

I cannot wait to see the after photos of the bathroom. Wallpaper on the ceiling, really? It's amazing the things that people do in their homes.

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