As excited as I am that this is happening, I'm also really - well, not nervous, but something along those lines.
Now, I can't totally blame this idea on my mom. Her sisters were quick to support her. So basically, I will be blaming this on all three of them. Luckily for them, this is a good idea.
When my dad was at the house on Saturday, we stood in the bathroom for about 30 minutes and talked back and forth about what to do. Seeing that he was on board and not at all apprehensive about it got me really excited. We're going to do this. As my dad would say - we're going to whip this bathroom into shape.
True to family tradition - we took measurements, made diagrams, and wrote out a list. Allow me to share our plan –
1. add board & batten to the lower half of the walls
2. tile the floor
3. retile the shower area
4. new toilet
5. new vanity
6. replace lighting
for my birthday last year. This is most definitely on the to-go list. Char, we'll save it for you :)
There has been some progress in this room - the wallpaper is almost completely gone (thanks to mom). Other than that, we've done nothing in here.
We were going to try to rip it out, but we are opting to cover it up. I can just imagine someone ripping up this bathroom in 30 years and going "Why would they cover it up? Why wouldn't they just rip it out and do it the right way?" I don't want to be the homeowner that leaves messes for the next people, but it's not worth the time and trouble to take it out. Maybe the next person will be rich and can pay someone else to do it, but since we are doing it ourselves, we get to pick.
There are two big differences between this photo and my future bathroom.
Difference #1 - we are going to do board and batten and not wainscoting
Difference #2 - My bathroom will have a chandelier
this lovely lady would live in my bathroom. I cannot wait. This may be what I'm most excited for. Best idea ever, Katie.
So there you have it - the plans for my "new" bathroom. I can honestly say, I can't wait until it's all over. Can't this part be like one of those movie montages where all the hard stuff happens quickly while fun music plays in the background?
My montage music would be Yakety Yak, by The Coasters.