This is what the bathroom looked like at the end of December.
As you can see in the background, the plasterers were able to do their thing, and we got the room cleaned up and all of the old carpet out. We also managed to salvage the old clawfoot tub that was in the room already. The outside was pretty dingy, and so I painted it black.
I reinforced the floor joists, and built up the floor so that the sagging wasn't so noticeable. I also had to make sure that the areas around the tub, sink, and toilet were pretty level.
The wall behind the tub is an accent subway tile wall. I really like this wall, but those little tiles took forever to install.
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We had planned on going all the way up to the ceiling, but we got to this height, and thought that it was perfect. I nearly tiled the rest anyway, because I didn't want to feel like a quitter, but I had a shower and the floor to tile, so that took care of those feelings.
Moving right along
Almost there. . .
Floor Done. I really wish I would have done this differently. . . I tiled myself into a corner and ended up sleeping in the shower for a night. Just kidding - I climbed out a window instead. OK, seriously, I planned my exit, and my last tile was right in the doorway. It fit like a glove, and I was able to go home.
The last two evenings I've been grouting, and once that has cured for 2 days, I'll seal it, and then the tile is wrapped. As you can see, I got the shower fixture installed too.
Vanessa got the tub and toilet and but cleaned up, and we put them in place. I've got some more plumbing and trim work to do to finalize things, and we have a few lights that will go up yet, but this is basically what it will look like.
It's super exciting to get to this point. We will have this room wrapped up by the end of the week. Then it's on to refinishing CJ's floors, and then we move downstairs.
There's been a ton of other work that has gone on. Mom, Dad, and Vanessa helped paint nearly all of the rooms, Seth has gotten all of the light fixtures installed, we have carpet ordered and coming within a couple of weeks, the mudroom has been built, the leaking roof is fixed, windows that needed replaced have been replaced, we have water running to the basement, and dad has kept the house cleaned up, as I've made more messes.
We are planning on beginning to move things to the upstairs in March, and be totally moved in before April 1st.
That's it for this update.