Bathroom Renovation Project: Phase I (Gutting It Out)

So, Phase I of my bathroom renovation project is complete.  The tiles and all the yucky cement has been removed.  Because I had so much tile, basically the bathroom was gutted out.

I enjoy stopping by my home after work each day just to see what differences have transpired while I was away.  So far I am super pleased.  The project is a slow-go and I don't have a projected end date, but I'm not in a rush.  When people are working for you and their work is steady and they pay close attention to what they're doing, oftentimes that means that you will love the final product that much more.  I'm not worried about whether something got missed because of being too hasty.

Check out the video below to see the gutting out phase of this project.

Happy Monday!

Bathroom Renovation Project: The Background Story

Hello my lovely readers!

If you recall, I mentioned that I was embarking upon a bathroom makeover.  Well, it's been going on for a little less than 7 working days, although those days have stretched over a couple of weeks.  Interruptions have been due to weather, family emergencies, and weekends, but we're trudging along.

I wanted to present a bit of a background story, so you'll know why I chose to renovate my bathroom - my only bathroom.

I feel that I will love my space when it's done, but let me put this on record by saying this - renovating your only bathroom takes careful planning.  I'm a family of one so I cannot imagine what would happen if I were not.  Thankfully my mom has graciously opened her doors.  I think I'll be curled up in my brother's old twin bed for quite a while though, but it's worth it to be able to bathe and use the toilet on a regular basis.  I'm just saying.  :-)

Before Pictures:
 Towels to catch the water that runs behind the tub (and yes, there is a hoop shower rod behind the standard one)
Cracked bowl on the pedestal sink
  4' walls of tiles (some tiles are original and some are newer - mixmatched)
There is a small closet in the bathroom.

I Won!

Yes, I won something.  The other week, Cherie and her daughter Sicily hosted a giveaway on Youtube for a tasting set.  There would be three winners.  I entered and was one of the three winners!

This past weekend, a box from Amazon came.  I couldn't even think of what it could be and lo and behold my prize had arrived....a 25-piece set of mini dessert bowls.  They are so stinking cute!

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Thanks Cherie and Sicily (from the blog, LiveLoveLatte!)