You work 10x harder. . . and you secretly make a phone call to Big Joe (aka my father-in-law) for some much needed assistance.
I’m feeling positive this week. We have accomplished a lot in a short time frame. Despite the fact that I haven’t slept in my master bedroom for over a week and the house is in absolute shambles from all the running up and down the stairs, the sight of construction makes me happy—it’s progress! The hubs on the other hand, totally disagrees (he can’t stand a messy house!) But when push comes to shove, any sort of construction whether big or small, messy or clean is all well worth the effort in the end. Come on, who doesn’t like stepping foot into a newly updated room?!
So here’s the update since last week:
The hubs and Big Joe ripped out the floor tile this past weekend. We ran into one small problem during this messy job. Our toilet didn’t want to come out. Ridiculous, right? The bolts at the base of the toilet were stuck and with every possible attempt to get it out, it just wasn’t budging. So as the last resort, the base of the toilet had to be broken to be removed from it’s spot.
The bad news: I now need to purchase a new toilet. The good news: with the toilet gone, the men were able to completely install the new floors.
I ended up picking a tile that was not even an option on my list. When I returned to the tile store to make my purchase, I ended up liking another tile I missed the first time around. It’s a polished porcelain tile. I just liked the simplicity of it.
Next, my feature wall behind the bathtub has been started. I’m creating wainscoting using some 1×2’s pine wood that we had left over from another project. Although, PVC would have been the material of choice for a bathroom, I figured I can get away with pine as long as I properly seal and treat it.
So basically all that is left for me to do is paint the tile surrounding the bathtub. Paint the shower tile. Paint the ceiling. Paint the trim. Paint the vanity. Paint the walls. Paint basically everything insight except for the floors.
Luckily, I’m an ambassador for PARA Paints, a Canadian paint company. Now I’m not saying this because I’m on the #PARABlogCrew but if you haven’t given this brand of paint a try, you must! Trust me when I say, you won’t be disappointed.
I am really excited to see how it all comes together! Be sure to visit next week as I reveal my new sophisticated ensuite bathroom.
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