Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sad Day...

So my Red Sox lost Sunday night.  We recorded the game so my reaction is a little delayed.  I wore my Red Sox sweatshirt in honor of them on Monday.  Oh well, there's always next year....

And actually it's probably for the best.  Now instead of watching hours and hours of baseball I can focus on this lovely project...

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This is what our main floor bathroom looked like before...

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This is what it looks like now.

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This is how it got that way...

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We thought the worst demo of this project would be getting off this mirror. We went to great lengths to be safe and to make the smallest mess possible.  I duct taped the whole mirror. I started hammering but it wouldn't break. Then Aric started prying the mirror off and it seriously popped right off....Good thing I had my safety goggles on!

 

This is the mess inside my living room...the garage is even worse.

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You may ask yourself why on earth are we doing this? Well, when we built this house we always knew we would redo this bathroom. I hated the wall to wall mirror and the weird little shelf behind the toilet, but it came standard with the house and we didn't want to break the budget. I did my best to make it cute but Aric just couldn't take the "girly-ness" any longer.

So on Friday night we started demo. We are tackling this all by ourselves. Our first surprise was the big whole that was created when we took off the tile. Which allowed for our very first dry wall repair. Then we had to get the cabinet out, but our water lines weren't allowing us to do it.  We ended up cutting our pipes and getting new fixtures. This is when we realized that the new faucet we bought needed longer lines. Once the cabinet was out we had to figure out how to pry up the sub floor. Sounds like fun huh...

It's even more exciting when you add the fact that we had soccer games until 1pm on Saturday and then later on, had dinner with some friends. We took Sunday off, after all it is the Sabbath and heaven knows doing this project would not have invited the spirit and besides that we had BYD (Bishop's Youth Discussion) at our house and I was in charge of it. Yesterday we spent most of our free time at Home Depot. Today I left my house at 8:55am and didn't get back until 3:30pm. That happens when you have to decorate for Young Women's in Excellence and help out in your kindergartners classroom. Needless to say, we haven't had much time to actually work. AND tomorrow I am hosting the most famous Jessica Romney's baby shower. She is so going to love going up the stairs to use the bathroom. 

So are you jealous yet?

Here's the thing, I'm actually happy about doing this project with Aric. We get to spend some quality time together AND save a ton of money by being so handy. This may surprise you, but we really work well together. And this is why...I read instructions thoroughly. If I have a question I google it and of course read very carefully. I'm able to figure things out pretty quickly, then I share that  information with Aric.  IF he listens carefully and follows my instructions to the T, things go rather smoothly. When this isn't the case, the girls remind us that we are talking too loudly and I loving, firmly remind Aric that I read the instructions and I know what I am talking about.  This may sound like I am being cocky and belittling Aric but he HATES reading instructions and actually prefers me telling him what to do when tackling a project like this.  You think I joke, but I don't.  So far only one hairy moment.

Anyhoo...our goal is to have it done this weekend. We'll be saying lots of prayers...stay tuned for the finished project.

11 comments:

Jessica said...

Yeah. I'm glad you are spending all this time on YOUR bathroom. Where're MY curtains? Hm? Maybe while you're cleaning your house for MY baby shower, you can spend a little time on those!

(I'm so glad that Ryan is helping with your A/V stuff tonight...the guilt on the amount of stuff you are doing for me is almost overwhelming.)

Lindsey said...

Wow, and I thought I was handy!! I have to admit, I would never undertake something so drastic... But I know I could do it.Unfortunately, I could never do it with Peter... it would be the end of us.

♥Shally said...

That is so much work! I bet it will be awesome when you are done though...

Zach and I always laugh when we try handy projects like that. I am the non-instruction-reader who just does what I want and Zach is the one who follows every dang instruction to the point where I have it done before he is finished reading. :)

We "speak loudly" also during those times... :)

Lauren in GA said...

So, so, so impressive! Bathroom demolition is the hardest...or, so I hear...I am too lazy to be so productive, but YAY YOU!!!

Bridget said...

I loved doing major home projects with my husband. It is such a bonding time. Exhausting but fun. We are also mourning the loss of the Sox. There's always next year....

AMY said...

Make overs are the best! This is good practice for that upcoming career :)

calibosmom said...

Does this mean I have to re do my bathroom now too? I have the paint and the tile...I just don't feel like it. I can't wait to see the finished project! Don't forget to put a Red Sox jersey underneath the floor...

Mrs Ana said...

Red sox Nation Boo Hoo!! But like you maybe now I can get something done and actually get some sleep. I'm cheering for the phillies! I'm with Aric I hate to read instructions. Good luck I can't wait to see the end result!

Melissa-Mc said...

Good luck with that. Been there...still doing that.

Sorry about the Red Sox.

Ilene said...

Where's my baby shower invitation?

Oh, I'm sad I can't be there.

I'm excited for your bathroom redo and I want you to know I took a moment of silence to mourn the loss of those stripes that I know took you FOREVER to paint.

Natalie said...

I can't wait to see what you do! Maybe in a week (or two?):).