A new bathroom for bro in law

Project by dan abalos posted 06-19-2010 04:35 AM 3758 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I was asked by my brother in law if I could redo his most disgusting bathroom for his daughters. Well being as green as I am I said sure. I had no idea what I was getting into but as it turns out it was just muscle and dirt and always, plumbing issues, arghhhh, I hate plumbing issues.
I completey gutted the old bathroom from the tub to the toilet and tore up the old floor which had three layers of nasty stuff. First there was ceramic tile, then vinyl shhet tile then plywood, whew I’m tired again just thinking about it.
Once all was gone I sat down and said what do I do now? I have never done a remodel much less a bathroom.
I went shopping for new loafers, not! I went to the big orange and looked for a new tub surround, toilet, vanity, floor tile, wall cover, and a tub and faucets for the tub and sink and moulding and ceiling tile and sink and of course, paint. I ended up going to depot, lowes, and menards looking for good prices and selection
I went with white on white for everything but not knowing there were 8538 shades of white out there!
I have to say the breaking up of the cast iron tub with a sledge was more than fun but oh those nasty flying shards of ceramic and iron made the process a bit dangerous. Luckily, my friend and I had glasses and gloves but not long sleeve shirts so we caught a couple of knicks in the forearms, no biggie all is well.
I put in the tub and surround first then the walls then the sink and vanity and finally the toilet and floor. The moulding was last and then I painted the whole thing white. It turned out pretty nice if I say so myself. I spent about a month doing the work but all in all I was satisfied with the project.
Enjoy the pics and feel free to comment on it bad or good.

-- Beer is the reason I exist on this earth, well that and my family...

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posted 06-19-2010 09:11 AM

It turned out real nice excellent job, can’t even tell it was a first time.. The coffee mug is a nice touch.

-- Freedom flies in your heart like an eagle...Audie Murphy --Bill Mesilla, NM

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posted 06-20-2010 05:03 AM

Thanks wseand,
Yeah the mug of coffee kept me going and I totally forgot to take it out of the frame. At least it wasn’t a beer bottle right!

-- Beer is the reason I exist on this earth, well that and my family...

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posted 06-21-2010 05:03 PM

I’m wondering about the window. Did you put in a different one or cover it up somehow?

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posted 06-22-2010 01:38 AM

Nice work!


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dan abalos

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posted 06-22-2010 02:15 AM

it was a glass block with a louver vent in the center. i covered most of it up but I put in some small 4×8 glass blocks at the top to let in light. i put in a piece of pink foam painted black so that from rthe outside it looks like a dark room, a real estate agent i know suggested to not completely lose the wiindow. i added an exhaust fan to replace the window lost

-- Beer is the reason I exist on this earth, well that and my family...

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posted 12-24-2010 05:28 AM

nice update…

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posted 12-30-2010 05:08 PM

Very nicely done for your first attempt at this kind of work.You sure had a big challenge there.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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