6/23/08

Bathroom renovation - Stage 1


A little background....we moved in nearly 3 yrs ago and this bathroom had some paint peeling going on. The previous owner had painted over paint and the humidity was causing the top layer to bubble. Well we have lived with it and decorated every other room in the house, but finally we have got around to this one.

Scraping the paint which was still affixed in 95% of the room was proving nigh on impossible, so we got the worst off and then decided to resurface the walls with compound - or 'mud' them. Neither of us had done it before, but we set to and finished the whole room this evening and it's now drying.

It already looks soooo much better and we are pretty chuffed with ourselves for a first attempt. Next comes a coat of paint and then I am going even more 'designer' and am going to rub on a coloured glaze to highlight the texture! This all has to be finished by Friday, so the Hubster can fit the new sink and tap next weekend, just in time for my mum's arrival on Tuesday.

7 comments:

Amanda said...

Now there's another very British word - chuffed. I've had loads of comments from American bloggers when I use the word in my blogs. Have a good week in your bathroom.

Sherri said...

Sarah, you and the hubster did a wonderful job!!

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

BRAVO! I am glad you tried it and it worked for you. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Very proud. I simply love projects like that!!! :-)

Rhea said...

Cuttin' it close with your mother's arrival Tuesday!! It looks good so far though. Great job! :o)

Karla said...

It is going to look fabulous! Can't wait for pics - I love the look of textured, glazed walls.

Daryl said...

And when you are done there would you come here and inspire Husband to paint the bloody apartment!

:-Daryl

pamokc said...

oooh great word! do ya'll hire out?