Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Bathroom Redo Part 1 (Before-ish)
So I started out by ripping out the shelf that had been installed just above the toilet tank, the ceramic towel bar above that, the ceramic toilet paper holder that resided across the way from the toilet and the recessed medicine cabinet next to the sink. What I was left with was a lot of holes. Oh and did I mention taking out the light fixture and finding another big hole that would not be covered by my new light fixture? (BTW, I replaced the same ugly light fixture above the vanity that is in my bedroom and the hole under that one was even WORSE!)
So my father-in-law recommended joint compound over spackle for all the patch work. He said it wasn't as thick, therefore making it a little easier to smooth out. Plus I had to do a drywall patch where the medicine cabinet was so joint compound would be required to cover the tape. So I bought a big ol' bucket of it! Luckily I already that the drywall on hand (the previous owners had some left over from when they finished the basement) and the drywall tape and drywall screws (I used it when I laid new cement board under the tile floor). I ended up buying 2 drywall patches for the light fixture mess.
And how do you like that broken corner, builder's grade mirror? LOL I broke the corner of that mirror when we first bought this house (7 years ago - yay! my bad luck is over!), but never found a mirror I liked to replace it. Don't worry.....it's not coming back!
So there you have the "before-ish" shots. Coming up next are some "during" shots and maybe (if I ever finally finish it) you'll get the "after" shots. So stay tuned!