Thursday, August 11, 2011

Master Bath Progress Report

OK.  I know it has been a while since I have shown you my bathroom.....

Let's start over...It has been THREE MONTHS since I have shown you my master bath, but it is starting to come together. Yipee!...As a refresher, we started this project because we had a leak in our fiberglass shower insert which meant the whole thing needed to be taken out.  The entire bathroom was exactly the same as the day the builder put it in (plus the wear and tear of 15 years)...white walls, off-white linoleum with little blue flowers, gross shower, cheap baseboard.  It was great.  No, it wasn't.  So with the DIY spirit in full effect we went for it....well, my husband went for it.  As a reminder here is what we started with and what we ended with....

Hooray for husbands and power tools!.....Yes?... No? (You can read part one of this saga here.)  My husband had been out of work for a few weeks (he works construction) and was able to make progress on getting the space back into working order....then he went back to work, and the bathroom sat and sat and sat.  Not only are we limited on our budget, but sometimes we are procrastinators too.  So our Pastor decided to come in and give us a hand.  Our "Pastor" you said??  Yep, not only is he a man of God, but this guy can do EVERYTHING....seriously!  So here are some after pictures just to prove to you that this little train is chugging along.

We went with the Castle Travertine from The Home Depot.  The tiles on the floor are 18x18 and in the shower we just cut them in half to make into subway tiles.  The main floor in the picture is pre-grout and there is still a lot of work to be done (painting all the casings and adding baseboard), but it is at least starting to look like a bathroom again.  Thankfully we had lived in an apartment for several years and are use to only having one bathroom.  Ok, so that's not really a good excuse, this project has taken way too long.  Period. I can see the finish line though, and the results will all be well worth it.  Have you ever taken on a huge remodel without knowing how it is all going to work itself out?  What project of your has taken the longest on your DIY list?  Make sure you subscribe to my blog so you will be able to see the big reveal.


  1. WOW WOW WOW what a job. Love the tile. Your hard work is paying off. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  2. It's all starting to come together. I'm sure it won't be too long now before you can sit back and admire all your hard work.

  3. I love the tile, it's beautiful!! It's going to be a gorgeous room.