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November 10, 2010

Functional Toilet? Yes, Please.

Who knew that tearing out fake tile in the bathroom that smelled like pee could be so wonderfully entertaining? Or that your job title as a stay at home mom would also include the roles of contractor, carpenter, and resident paint expert? Or that the best part of the project would be the fact that Nana and Grandpa Jack were upstairs watching the mini monster so you wouldn't have to worry about your kiddo sticking his head into the bucket of joint compound paste?

It's been fun. But if I never have to sand down another coat of mud on our sheetrock, I will die happy.

Last weekend, despite the fact that the hubs and I were both rather sickly and probably should have been in bed, we kicked off our remodeling project by removing the fake tile that was decorating the lower half of our bathroom walls. Of course, the removal involved a lot of yanking, ripping, and prying. As well as a screwdriver, a long metal pole, and a few choice words. Remember that pee smell I told you all about? We discovered that it was actually coming from the tile. And it's debatable whether or not that smell originated from the tile glue or the previous homeowner who may have suffered from urinary incontinence. Or the uncontrollable urge to pee on the walls. We'll never know for sure, but I have my suspicions.

So after we ditched the pee tile in our garage and tore out the mirror and vanity that were an ode to the 70's, we got to work repairing the walls.


Coat after coat of mud, people. I will relish the day that we are finally finished repairing those walls. And then I will solemnly swear on a stack of Bibles that I will never rip fake tile from a wall ever again, amen.

So right now, we're in the process of mudding and sanding. And mudding and sanding. And then mudding some more. The bathroom is far from finished, but we're slowly making progress toward a bathroom that will once again have a functional toilet. Because that, my friends, is what it's all about.

1 comment:

  1. Our bathroom is in desperate need of a makeover and although we want to tackle it so bad we always find a reason to put it off. We are so scared of what we will find behind the faux tile! We ripped down a ton of faux-brick that was liquid nailed to the kitchen walls and had a jolly good time fixing all that. Can't wait to see what our bathroom has in store for us. :/