Sunday, January 9, 2011

day 1 of the great bathroom remodel

My excuse for not posting since before Christmas goes something like this:

baby got tubes in ears, son went to hospital on Christmas with pneumonia, busy Christmas activities, and our usual trip to Shriner's hospital in Minneapolis. 

So as you can see we've been busy.  But I am back now and hoping to keep up with blogging but I just can't make any promises.

As you know from my last post we are remodeling a bathroom in our home.  Everything must go so we are replacing basically everything right down to the cast iron tub.  Here are some photos of our bathroom today before we my husband got started.

What you don't like pink?

This is actually a mild version of this bathroom because when we bought the house this bathroom looked like this:
That's a whole lotta pink.

So today was day 1 of our remodel.  The tub is the first item to be replaced and it must be done in a timely manner since our other bathroom is a shower only and my kids require baths. 

My husband removed all the tile and drywall around the tub today and tomorrow he will remove the million pound cast iron tub by breaking it into pieces.  I will watch the kids while he does all this work. 
Hey, it's a fair trade, right?

Here is a picture of the bathroom tub area at the end of day 1.  My husband did a great job and we didn't run into any unexpected problems.  He even cleaned it all up.
And here's daddy's helper.
So cute!


diane kosarzycki said...

Well, one positive thing about the pink/red sponge paint job, it certainly would wake you up every morning. But then again, who would want to start each day with a headache!

Good luck with this new project.

I can't WAIT to see what you will do!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ralna said...

wow - that's a special kind of "before"! :) Can't wait to watch the progress! Hope your kids are feeling better...