How do you get from this …
And at least one of these:
You can also use an un-photographed brother-in-law and me! Chris and Larry took walls down to the lathe, then took the lathe down to the studs. Bill & I carried 5-gallon buckets of rubble down to the dumpster (about 400 times each …) and I got to have the distinct pleasure of flinging sheets of maroon tile and an entire medicine cabinet into the dumpster!
After a visit from our contractor, our next step is to have a plumber add new pipes, an electrician give us some light and then we call on Chris’ parents to come help us tile, paint and put up wainscoting. In the mean time, I am incredibly proud of the work that got done this weekend — Chris really outdid himself and we are going to have an amazingly cute bathroom. We are keeping the budget low, the fun level high and the Advil flowing like wine. Oh, and the wine flowing like wine, too when we complete a good day’s work.
I know what you’re thinking… “but how on earth did you get rid of that bathtub?!?” (You may be thinking — “what the hell are you people thinking?!?” but I am choosing to believe you are thinking “”but how on earth did you get rid of that bathtub?!?” ). And the answer is .. smash it with a sledgehammer! I have a little video of that — I think I will have Chris facebook it.
All I can say is the downstairs bathroom better watch out. We’re coming for it and we’re feeling smashy. There’s even still room in the dumpster!