Here is the long awaited tada the bathroom is done post. You weren’t waiting for it? Well I was!
I’m in love with my bathroom. I love soaking in the tub. I love the feel of the wood floor on my bare feet.
I love the clean white bead board.
I love the sleek lines of the pedestal sink. I love the peaceful greens in all sorts of different shades.
I love my “molded” toilet where the tank is part of the bottom and no little boys can piss in between the two pieces. I even love the toilet lid that miraculously eases down when pushed, rather than slamming shut. Somebody even embroidered a hand towel with our initial on it.
Ok. I’m not in love with my bathroom. That would just be silly. But I shore do like it an awful lot. I am, however, in love with the guy who, with a lot of planning and hard work, made it happen.
This is what it looked like before.
Over the years the space where the window sat had weakened and sagged. Iron bars were inserted to reinforce the frame so the sag would not break the glass. That was one of the first things we needed to fix in this renovation.
We removed the window and then centered the opening on the wall.
See that iron beam next to the drill? Let me tell you – that thing was HEAVY. Together we lifted it in place next to the ceiling, above the window frame, to provide the needed support.
With the help of a house jack, we jacked the braces up until everything was level as can be. I was a nervous wreck, thinking irrational things like that beam was going to fall through to the other side. Did I mention that it was heavy? I’ll say it again…. it was HEAVY!
Removing this old tub enclosure was no small task.
It is amazing what I have been able to get on a wire bakers rack. (I didn’t notice one of the grandkids had put a used towel on there when I took this picture… it looks natural there)
I see tin as I look to the ceiling while soaking in my dream bathtub. Yes – I am definitely lovin’ it.