The final bathroom post!
See how you can look through the bathroom wall into the bedroom? Jealous? Ever wonder what it’s like to drop your drawers and feel a draft coming in from another room?
One thing I’ve become pretty good at is hanging drywall. I don’t enjoy…. I’ve just gotten good at it. This room had alot of angles that made it a little difficult, but it went up fairly fast. We used the moisture resistant drywall for this project, and insulated the exterior AND interior walls to quit the room. No one wants to hear you doing a number 2 from the other room. The picture below gives a good perspective on how much room we gained by moving a few walls. The back wall with the light attached to it moved back 8 inches or so, and the entryway wall was originally where the stub wall for the shower sits. We gained alot of room by making those changes.
See that little space under the tub that leads to the plumbing? The space that’s small enough for a cat to fit in? That’s where one of cats decided to hide for a bit. It reminds me of an episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. It was a scary experience, but everyone made it out alive. I ended up keeping that area closed up, but easily removable to access it in the future if we need to. The small piece of drywall and trim can be pulled of without too much effort.
Our makeshift shower curtain and backer wasn’t up for long… we moved right along to the tile floor and travertine shower surround. I’m much more comfortable with the details of home renovation. Framing walls and such isn’t my thing, so the finish seemed to move along alot quicker. We had the shower done one weekend and the floor done another.
Overall the tiling job went well. We did run into a problem with the tub not being level, and of course we realized this after the point of no return. That is still something that I haven’t fixed. The tub isn’t go anywhere, but I need to find a way to hide the mistake. The drywall got several coats of mud. Bad dandruff, or mud dust? You decide.
And paint! I love painting!!
We decided to put in a transom window to the hallway to offer more air circulation and light going to the hallway. It turned out to be a really nice feature that I think someday we may do to another room upstairs. It was a tight fit getting the window in, but we like the way it looks.
You can also see from the picture above my first attempt at floating shelves (to the left, to the left). Bonus points for whoever guesses what song that’s from. These have added alot of storage that we would have lost from the original bathroom plan. Here is a not-so-great picture of them. I drilled some holes in the back corner to allow wires to pass through for an ipod dock. The angled wall you see below them is the wall leading downstairs from the staircase. Added the shelves has made that space less awkward.
We painted the stub wall at the end of the tub to match the vanity, and trimmed it to match the rest of the room after I took this picture. Here is a shot of the window trim and the throne.
And that’s it! Wasn’t that easy?