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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bathroom Redo





I am finally on line at our new home and it feels so good!
I have missed you all so much :)


We are still in the moving and fixing stages
 of settling in and it will probably be that way for months to come, 
but every day it becoming more like home.  

 We are loving our new place and feeling totally blessed. 

   
Here are a few photos of our bathroom redo. 
 This is what we were waiting to get done, 
so that we could move in.

 
Before 

After

Before

Before



I surprised myself by doing the floor while Steve was out of town on business.  
 Our plan was to try and fix the old floor, 
but the more I tried the more I realized that it needed to be replaced.  
 So, I started tearing out the old floor. 
 Then I made a trip to Home Depot 
and ask for everything that I needed to put in a vinyl floor.   
It was one large piece of vinyl, 
so I measured three times and then started to cut.  
 By the time Steve got home that evening I had it finished, 
cut, glued and calked.   
I have to say that I was pretty proud of myself.  
 Steve was delighted and amazed 
and went to work the next day and told all of his co-workers 
what I did while he was away.


 After



  



The before photo of the tub was actually about three days, into cleaning it.  
 That’s when I remembered to take photos. 
Before

Look at the walls.
Steve had to tear them out and replace them and the walls behind them.
Behind that ugly wall was a garden of mold.
If you look very close you will see that they had the faucet attached with duct tape.
No wonder there was mold.



After

It was a mess! 
The tub was a wonderful old tub, 
and I had to scrub and save it.   
It took almost three pumice stones as well as lots of bleach 
and cleaners, but I love it.




 



Oh, this was my view this morning from the front porch . . .


Oh, the smell of new mown hay . . .

“How Sweet It Is!”



In this photo you can see the top of our picket fence.

It’s a project that we started 
and then put on hold to do more timely things. 

"Have a wonderful weekend"

We’ll be working on my new studio,
We need to get it done, 
so that we can move the remainder of our belongings 
and get our old house on the market.

"Keep Smiling"

Your blogging sister,Connie 




41 comments:

  1. Wow you have been busy - your bathroom is looking soooo good - well done!!

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  2. Amazing job on the bathroom. I can't believe you saved that tub.

    I am so happy for you that you are in your new home.

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    1. Hi Carol, we took our realtor and her husband out to dinner and a play a couple weeks ago. When she came in to see our improvements, she was amazed at the tub. I had a lot of people telling me that I was wasting my time trying to save it. The best part is that, that tub was made for my body, it reclines perfect and has lots of leg room to stretch out and relax. I could almost fall a sleep in my bubble baths :)

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  3. The bathroom looks gorgeous. I love the colors you used. Great job on that floor.

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you . . . The floor was the easiest that I have ever done. I was pretty nervous about getting the measurements right, but very happy with the results. I'm going to put the same type of floor in my studio. The best part will be that it is perfectly rectangle, measuring will be a breeze :)

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  4. Wow Connie your bathroom is beautiful!!!! You guys are a dynamic duo :))))
    Thanks for the advice on the hair. I didn't even think about it and boy would that hurt :/ I'm growing gourds this year so I'm hoping to make a couple birdhouses with my new tool :))) Have a great weekend and don't work too hard!

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    1. Hi Kelly, thanks so much for stopping by to visit and for your sweet comment. I'm happy that you read the comment that I left. Your long hair is so pretty and could easly get wrapped around that tool. Not to mention the pain. I can't wait to see your birdhouses :)

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    2. I forgot to tell you my two cents on eggs. I leave mine fresh from the chicken on the counter until I'm ready to wash them. Then I put them in the fridge. I think they are fine on the counter as long as the bloom is still intact. Thanks for the sweet words, have a great weekend :))))

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    3. You have turned into quite the farm-girl . . . I'm so impressed :)

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  5. Oh my - the workout from cleaning that tub would have really been something. What a mess. I can see why you wanted to get it all done before moving in. What a great job! Love the beadboard.

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    1. Hi Lorrie, thank you so much. It took a lot of elbow grease, but was well worth it :)

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  6. So glad to hear from you. Love everything that you've done amazing, simply amazing!

    Leann

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    1. Hello Leann, thank you so much, it is so encouraging when I read comments like these. I'm getting burned out on an overload of projects that need to be done, and your words give me a recharge of excitement :) Thank you :)

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  7. Wow! Loved seeing your bathroom reno-- It looks like it was hard work, especially that TUB! I'm sure you love going in there now...with all the changes. Glad your in your new home now. Oh, and great job on the floor too! Looks good.
    Hope your not allergic to hay!
    It doesn't bother me when they cut... but some of my family can't be around it.
    take care- Pat

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    1. Hi Pat, In fact I love the smell of hay. When I was a kid I remember asking my Mom if they made perfume in that scent, LOL
      Thanks for the sweet words about our bathroom redo, I do love going in there, especially if it's for a bubble bath :)

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  8. Your home is coming along beautifully! And what a great job you did on the bathroom floor.

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  9. beautiful bathroom...fantastic job..

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    1. Hi Lulu, it's a lot of work, but we are plugging right along. I'm really enjoying the bathroom . . . it went from "Oh my gosh!" to "Oh, my Goodness!"' LOL

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  10. What a great makeover! Gross before - I can't even imagine how you went in there to work. You did a fantastic job and bravo for you putting the floor in by yourself. Very impressive!
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, it was terrible, but that is one of the reasons we were able to get this property at a good price. It needed the love and care of people that were not afraid to dig into some awfully dirty and hard work. It's truly paying off in the long run, because we our creating the home of our dreams :)

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  11. Oh, your "new" bathroom is gorgeous! You all definitely put a lot of work into it. Who knew that the tub area would be salvageable. Fantastic!

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    1. Hi Libby, thank you for your sweet and encouraging words. it has been more work than either of us thought, in the beginning, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. We love our new bathroom, it is so fresh and relaxing. What a difference, right?

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  12. Your new bathroom looks as fresh as the newly cut hay. Nice job. This is going to be a fun blog to see. xo Jenny

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    1. Hi Jenny and thank you so very much for following me back. I love making new friends.

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  13. I just discovered your blog. Wow! Your floor is amazing. You do good work. Tell me, did you and yours get tetanus shots before you bought your house? That bathroom was scary, now it's beautiful. When we moved into our place (8 long years ago and still lots of work to do on it) we discovered the previous owner had a 'thing' about using Liquid Nails. I had to contact the Liquid Nails company to ask how to remove it... turns out they have a product that does that.

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    1. Hello and welcome to my blog. I get so excited each time I get a new follower, that my heart skips a beat :) I did call the clinic and ask them to check my medical records for tetanus and they said that I was over due for a shot. The reason I called is that we are taking down some of the fencing and they buried a row of barbwire under the ground in the fence rows. It is rusty and just waiting to hurt me, LOL. I still haven't gone down and got the shot . . . I need to put that on my to-do list. Thank you again for following me, I love making new friends.

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  14. Oh well done you, your handiwork looks just fabulous... and that view... just lovely! Thanks for stopping in over at my blog because now I've discovered your lovely happy place :-) I'm looking forward to following along with your adventures, Happy new week to you, love Gilly xx

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    1. Hello Gilly, I am so delighted to have you as a follower and looking forward to a lovely blogging friendship :)

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  15. Oh Connie, you should be soooo proud of yourself! It is gorgeous, I would have never tried doing the floors myself...Amazing

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, I was just wanting to get it done so badly that I decided to give it a go (nothing ventured, nothing gained). Getting that bathroom done was the only thing keeping us from moving in and I was getting so tired of having my refrigerator and stove at one house and ours bed at another. Every time we needed something it seemed like it was at the other house . . . Steve and I were going a bit crazy living in limbo :) We are pretty proud of the re-do, thanks for your sweet comment :)

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  16. Oh what a view from your front porch!! I could sit there and watch the world pass me by easily. Well done on your bathroom do up.

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    1. Good Morning Sue,
      It's a lovely view. Before we just looked over at the neighbors front yards . . . that was okay, but i like this new country atmosphere better :) Thanks for the sweet words about our bathroom re-do; we are very happy with the change.

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  17. Your redone bathroom is lovely! Wow, congratulations on putting in the new floor all by yourself, that is great. It looks good. And I love the beadboard on the walls. So glad to know you are enjoying your new home so much.

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    1. Hi Sara, thank you . . . we are loving our new country life :)

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  18. HI i love your blog , you have a new follower from Chile
    Angelica

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    1. Hello Angelia and welcome to my blog. I love making new friends :)

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  19. Connie, you are a braver woman than I!
    That tub... Wow!
    Great job on this reno!

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    1. Thank you . . . it was a bugger :)

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  20. wow, that tub. I could never imagine that you could get it looking that good. It looks fabulous and what a money saver, right?

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