Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Getting there

We are making progress on our bathroom renovation. It's a long, tedious process and we've definitely hit a few speed bumps along the way. Our current issue is the plumbing for the new pedestal sink we are installing. Apparently the pipes don't work (fit?) with the sink we bought and Jake is going to re-plumb (What??? is that actually a word?) the bathroom so everything fits and looks pretty. Wowza. Please cross your fingers that our house is not flooded by my husband who is apparently adding plumber to his resume.

Anyways, we got all the NASTY wallpaper removed from the entire bathroom with the help of an industrial wallpaper steamer. Our friend Will owns his own painting company and has a hardcore wallpaper steamer that he loaned to us (and actually helped J with - it took the 2 of them about 15 minutes to get all that paper off). Underneath the wallpaper was about 2 inches of horrible wallpaper glue, which looked like boogers. Sorry for the gross visual, but that's what we're dealing with here. See, I told you! This is the walls and ceiling over the sink post- wallpaper removal.

After Jake scrapped all that off, it took 3 coats of Killz to cover the walls and ceiling to get them to resemble anything semi-livable. He then painted the top of the walls in Glidden's "Water Chesnut", and started working on installing the white beadboard.

We're doing the beadboard up 6 feet high. The reason is that all of our bathrooms have built in, wall-recessed medicine cabinets in them and the old owners were nice enough to cover the one in this bathroom WITH WALLPAPER! But not before they painted the entire thing BLACK. So we really couldn't salvage it, so we decided to just rip it out and cover it with beadboard. Here's what I'm talking about...
Here's the hole in the wall after we ripped the medicine cabinet out...

Here's the lovely medicine cabinet in all it's wallpapered glory - it has no idea that it's about to meet it's final resting place at the dump...

And here is that hole covered with the beadboard paneling. And a good shot of the new light J installed.

Now, I won't leave you hanging with just ugly demo pictures. Here's the current state of our bathroom:Lovely beadboard - still need to do the corner trim pieces, but J is working on those this week.

We have real walls and a WHITE ceiling - I really think this is my favorite part!!
The new light. I found it at Ballard Designs, on sale, then an additional 10% off, plus free shipping. Majorly excited about that one! (still have to install the beadboard behind the sink, but we need to work on the plumbing issues first obviously)The non-installed pedestal sink. We just set it in place so we could see what it was going to look like. You can see the pipes behind it - I really hope Jake can perform some miracles to get that to work.

Still need to do the baseboards and the top molding above the beadboard, but I love how it looks with the new floor!

So that's our current progress. We are having family over the Sunday after Christmas, so our goal is have the entire thing finished by then. Do you think we can do it??

15 comments:

Emily said...

Oh. beadboard and a pedestal sink are my favorite kind of powder room!!! We did beadboard in our downstairs powder room last year - let's just say it was my husband's first trim work project and I'll be doing the next one. Would love to add a pedestal sink. The room is looking fabulous already, cannot wait for the final reveal!

ms. mindless said...

i love it!!! sooo neat!

Children of the 90s said...

It looks like you've made a lot of great progress! I love that light, too. My grandparents' bathroom used to wallpapered just like that medicine cabinet when I was a kid, haha.

KatieSPerk said...

Love the beadboard. It is going to be fabulous!!

kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

definitely! nice progress!

kelly

EmilyB said...

Wow! It looks like a lot of work, but you guys will love the finished product!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

yes you can definintely finish it by then!! it looks great -- can't wait to see it in all of its finished glory! :)

QueenBeeSwain said...

already in love with it! one step at a time is how it all happens!

xoox

kHm

Mrs. Wife said...

Looking great so far!! Can't wait to see the end result!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

You can do it! Love the beadboard and that light fixture. Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Oh I love it! That will be so gorgeous! Love your blog!

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Oh wow! What a transformation! Ya'll are making great progress. I love the color, the beadboard, and the floor. I can't wait to see it completely finished!

Risley and Dylan said...

absolutely!! its looking great!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

We love the tall beadboard in our bathroom, it is such a fresh, clean look! Great job.

Kristin said...

That light fixture is gorgeous!

 
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