Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hall Bathroom Renovation: Day One

Not to be confused with our just finished master bathroom renovation. This is the room I hated the most in our house. Check out our bathroom in all it’s move-in day glory!



Then I got ahold of it and tried to make it livable until we could finally renovate. Not great, but still a MAJOR upgrade:



But we finally got to rip it out! Bye bye, ugly tile! Adios dingy sink! Bon voyage, disgusting toilet. We won’t be missing you at all!  We started by tearing down the wood panelling. These people had a major love for this wood panelling stuff in rooms that receive high levels of humidity. (Check out Kitchen Before and After Here)DSC_0311

and we discovered this fancy wallpaper underneath! The original paper from 1954 is on the right, and the paper on the left is from the 60s. The panelling is from the 70s, and it looks like they stopped during that decade. Seriously. The whole house looked like it was just stuck in a time warp.


Bear was less than impressed with the previous electrician’s work. An extension cord hard-wired into the fixture? Seriously? Seriously.DSC_0314

We also found the original inspection sticker from 1954! Apparently their standards were a bit lower back then…


Walls down, SOOO dusty!



Final Day One Shots:



It was a long day, but we got the whole thing torn out, down to the studs.  It felt great. Stay tuned for more Hall Bathroom Renovation Progress!


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