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More thrilling bathroom progress

Major Projects, Master Bathroom

On Saturday, as we puttered around the bathroom pulling nails and readying the walls for drywall, it occured to me….. the walls were ready for drywall! I got downright giddy. That is phenomenally exciting to me. I was expecting our progress to be much, much slower. I think this is one of those projects that begs to be worked on – and the little extra hours here and there are adding up. We’ve also gotten noticeably more efficient at certain things, and we seem to make fewer mistakes. Thanks to Teague’s construction business, we also have some great new time savers like the Passlode nail gun and a larger chop saw. So chalk it up to dedication, better tools, and a lot more experience I guess.

Master bathroom, now with insulation!

This weekend we finished modifying the toilet drain (which moved about 3 feet with the new layout), insulated all of the walls and ceiling, sheetrocked the ceiling and approximateey 1/3 of the walls, ran a ceiling vent to get rid of all that shower steaminess, and put in about 1/2 the subfloor. It’s looking more like a real room every day. I’m glad we went all out and moved the plumbing lines; we had some hesitation about this, but the extra work was definitely worth it.

Ooooh, drywall

Our clawfoot tub, which is currently in the hands of a pro, is scheduled to be finished on Tuesday; it was supposed to be all set about 10 days ago, so I’m not holding my breath. I really, really hope it’s ready though. I’m dying to see it!

In the meantime, I have to get down to business with the shopping and decision making. First and foremost, I have to find 2 vanity light fixtures and decide on a color for the vanity itself. I’m still trying to decide what color the beadboard and walls will be. I thought I was going to have alot more time to figure this stuff out! I’m on the hunt for the perfect shower curtain. I have a bad habit of picking paint colors before fabrics, and when you do that, it’s guaranteed you will NEVER find a great color match no matter how many fabric stores you wander around with a paint chip in your hand.

Comments, Thoughts, and Feedback

Patricia W. had this to say on 12.18.06:

There is nothing more exciting than insulated walls. Especially in an antique home. Especially in a bathroom!!! I can’t wait to see it when it’s done. Heck, I can’t wait to see new sheetrock walls either! It’s going to look wonderful.

Andy had this to say on 12.18.06:

Don’t beat yourself up over the whole pait colour / fabric colour thing – any good conduct points you lose through that are more than made up for by the ones you gain for having the smarts to move the plumbing lines before it was too late. So easy to decide the simple thing is to leave them alone in order to get the job done quicker, and then spend years regretting it.

Good luck with the arrival of the tub – claw-footed bathtubs are really popular at the moment, aren’t they?

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