In case you missed it, here’s the week 4 post to catch you up on the mayhem.
The end is so near yet, there is still so much to do. I’ll admit, this bathroom reno is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Although the last few weeks were filled with nothing but stress, this bathroom would never be where it is today if it weren’t for the ORC.
I guess that’s like…the whole point of the challenge.
I’ve been so focused on pushing through each task that I haven’t had a chance to reminisce on how much has actually been accomplished over the last few weekends/weeknights, so here it goes:
+ Demo’d the bathroom down to the studs
+ Removed rotted subfloor and replaced with new subfloor (took much longer than expected)
+ Hung new drywall
+ Tape the seams and apply mud to drywall
+ Applied first coat of primer to walls
+ Applied self-leveler on the subfloor
+ Installed cement board on the floors
+ Installed cement board in the shower
+ Installed shower niche
+ Installed shower pan and membrane
+ Waterproofed shower
+ Installed shower floor marble
+ Tiled shower (my hands are prob permanently beat up/cut/bruised, but it was totally worth it)
+ Sealed shower marble
+ Started painting vanity
+ Consumed excessive amounts of vino
And here’s what we have left to do with 11 days left in the challenge:
+ Apply a second coat of primer to walls
+ Find and purchase the tile for herringbone floor pattern (since I only changed my mind on the floor 7 times)
+ Spray 2-3 coats of paint on vanity
+ Cut and install wall moldings (crown, base and wall moldings from Metrie)
+ Grout shower walls and floor
+ Spray paint two coats of paint on walls and ceilings
+ Install vanity, toilet, sconce, mirror, wall fixtures, art
+ Cry tears of relief/joy
It seems like a lot to accomplish within the next 10 days, but working on this nights and weekends I should be able to get it done.
Whenever I start feeling defeated, I look at this side-by-side comparison of then vs. now and remember that the only way to move is forward. Positive thoughts.
I also look at my effed up hands and wonder if they’ll ever look normal again. Or if my pores will ever be not clogged with mortar dust.
I’ve been trying to not give too much away, but it’s been so hard because I loving sharing the process and items I’ve sourced thus far (which you can find in last weeks post)
I think my biggest life accomplishment (you read that right) has been installing the shower tiles. I took off a few days from work to get this done and for my first time tiling, I don’t think it turned out that horrific. The measuring and calculating was the hardest part, but otherwise, a few deep gashes on my hands later and I’m semi-pleased with the result.
G2G tackle the rest of the items on our to-do list.
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK FOR THE FINAL REVEAL!!!!
*crossing my fingers all goes as planned – but if there’s one thing I’ve learned thus far it’s that absolutely nothing goes as planned. A girl can dream.
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