Friday, January 15, 2010

Bathroom Remodel

Remodeling a bathroom may not sound very interesting, but it is through the eyes of a kitten!

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We just finished a medium-difficulty upgrade to our guest bathroom.  It took 5 days straight out of out Christmas-New Years vacation and a week of evenings. Here's a quick list of the things we did:

  • removed wall paper and painted
  • replaced vinyl floor (removed toilet!)
  • refinished wooden vanity cabinet
  • replaced towel bars, light fixture, mirror, faucet, shower head
  • installed new wall cabinet over toilet

Doesn't sound like much, but it was a lot of work!

At times I questioned myself (not out loud, it was my idea) for doing this.  Renters, like blonds, have more fun?  Tom was wonderful to work with even though the confined space was trying.  I can be difficult because I am a perfectionist, but he gave me my space when I got impatient and came back when I asked for help.

From Bathroom Remodel Project
While scraping wallpaper (which took almost 2 days), we enjoyed reminiscing over 90s songs on the Generations station (remember "Life is a Highway" - summer camp!).  The kittens enjoyed all the activity and posed for pictures.  I came up with the idea of narrating the album from the cats' perspective after they insisted in being in the shots.

From Bathroom Remodel Project

From Bathroom Remodel Project

I am very happy with the results.  And I think I emerged a better person and wife.


  1. Nice! It looks a lot better in the last photo than in the first ones. What's next?

  2. Next is to refinish the vanity cabinets in the master bathroom (This will have to wait until we get back from nz.) I realized how easy it is with this project. Just remove the doors, sand a little and put on a new coat of polyurethane. I like woodworking and this gives fast results.