Here you can see better the new second bedroom door and the expanded bathroom.
Tomorrow is another day for sweating, hopefully the tub comes in and we start to put the bath back together.
We are busy engineers and parents with a love for everything mid-century. In 2014 we sold our first house and took on big project. This blog details making the house our own and our other activities including trail running, triathlons and concrete.
Well, our plumbing hardware and wall tile arrived. The floor tile we originally ordered was discontinued so we were given a refund on that. Good news for us since we decided to go with something simpler anyway. Here is a picture of the wall tile out of the box. Very cool. We scratched the river rock as well. It was much bigger than I had expected and we have a lot going on in the bathroom already. Hopefully we can use it somewhere else in the future.
I spent last evening at Home Depot trying to pick up our order and then I mudded everything that I could in the house. I think my technique is improving. If you're looking for cheap entertainment, stand in line at the Home Depot service desk. I love old Italian guys.
Our plumber is at the house as we speak. We will be fitting all of the small drywall pieces in on Friday. The tub should show up on Saturday so then we can start laying the subflooring and tile backer. Things are starting to take shape!
While this may not look that impressive, I spent a good part on the day with tin snips making a 6" round piece of HVAC duct fit into a 6" square hole. I felt like part of Apollo 13. It looks much nicer with the duct vent on.
Before: the brick wall we wanted to expose in the bathroom that had some industrial paint on it.
After: a brush, gloves and paint remover. Wonderful stuff, just don't forget to open the window. And just so you know, there will be a cabinet at the top where the paint is still there. Note the block electrical box. You can't even guess how many times I hit that with my arm and managed to shock myself.
John did most of the work - he hung drywall in the entire closet and mudded most of it. I tried my hand at muddin' at the end of the day. My dad would be so proud.
The interior of the closet is drywalled and since it's hard to get a picture, you'll have to believe me when I tell you it's actually starting to look like a room.
Tomorrow it should really start coming together - we're hanging drywall most of the day since the plumbing stuff isn't in yet.
Now that everything is torn out, we have to start putting it back together. Not much will get done this week, but we have started shopping, so here are some picture of what we're using. This is going to be the tile in the tub surround and for the sink backsplash. (Click on the picture to see better detail) It's 100% recycled glass as well.
We ordered new fixtures for the tub before we decided to replace it, but we would have went with the same style regardless. This is a Kohler from the Purist line.
Well, the one section of wall I so carefully kept had to go to make room for the pocket door kit.