This is not a quilty post.
This is the tale of how a long awaited bathroom makeover has begun with the installation of a new shower!
We bought our house here in North Carolina just over 6 years ago ---knowing that it would be in a constant state of flux as we tackled one area at a time, turning it from a 1970s bungalow to a place we could call home – with more modern conveniences.
The very small master bath has always been functional, but a bit on the dated side with shiny gold-edged mirrored sliding glass doors on a very “needing to be replaced” fiberglass tub/shower combo.
I’m sure it was great in its day ---but I really missed the simplicity of the large walk in shower that our previous house had --- so I dreamed.
The day that Tonya arrived – so did a big truck with a huge pallet of STUFF – a shower kit that The Hubster had ordered, he was going to tackle this job HIMSELF!
((Oh boy…insert more Tim-the-Tool-Man Grunts!!))
And then the ice storm hit. And the power outage happened, and effort turned to clearing the fallen trees that had come to their demise across our driveway and in our yard ----
And I left for Kentucky and Tennessee.
I’m kind of glad for that! I didn’t have to see THIS happening:
Oh my! Demo-Man at Work!
Emmy Lou isn’t sure what to do!
We were very lucky – there was no water damage to the wall area behind the tub/shower or to the floor – the sub floor is in great shape – so I am on the look out now for what we want to replace it with.
New tray going down ---
He even had to do a b it of re-plumbing – this pan is about 4” wider than our old tub was, so the drain hole was a little bit to the left of the old one…amazing what you can learn to do on Youtube!
New backer board going in ---
All of these photos came one by one to my phone as this was happening while I was out of town….No water mishaps either! Whew!
Walls going in!
There is a rug on the floor of the shower to keep it from getting scratched and dirty from shoes and tools ---
Doors in place and calking done! YAY!!
Every new shower needs a new caddy!
I’m so pleased with this little improvement ---and mostly how it happened while I was gone! LOL!
Re-Bath wanted $10,000 to do our small bathroom, converting the tub to a shower. NO WAY --- Dave found the tub to shower conversion kit on Amazon. It wasn’t cheap-cheap, but it was in our budget and I am so happy we did it.
Next up – a new toilet that sits a bit taller. A new vanity and sink top that stands a bit taller. A new mirror to replace the old one that has silver coming off of the edges. Bye bye to shiny gold and hello to brushed nickel accents….a new coat of paint and a new floor should give me a completely new bathroom.
It will always be a small master bath, but with the tub gone, the mirrored shower doors gone, it feels more open and airy all ready – besides, I don’t have time to clean huge bathrooms! I’ve got sewing to do!
Have a great Wednesday, everyone!