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our bad renovations:

Move in Condition
Master Bedroom
The Den
Half Bath (Downstairs)
Pointed Arch Destruction
Garage / Workshop
Hallway Facelift
New Windows
Load Bearing Beam
Kitchen Renovation Part 1
Kitchen Renovation Part 2
Dining Room
Basement
Pool
Dining Room Table
Formal Living Room
Nursery


We had a weekend without anything on our plates, so we decided to do a quick $300 renovation on the downstairs half bath.

We have ceramix tile and marble threshold ready and waiting to go in, but we've found ourselves tied up in other projects for now. We'll eventually return to adress the ugly linolieum.

41:  While the toilet was new, the vanity and mirror were original to the house and 42 years of oxidation had taken its toll by spotting the mirror pastthe point of usefulness.

While the toilet was new, the vanity and mirror were original to the house and 42 years of oxidation had taken its toll by spotting the mirror pastthe point of usefulness. (10/07/2012)

42:  We sliced up the mirror with a glass cutter, and gently pried the sections out with a prybar and large suction cup handles.

We sliced up the mirror with a glass cutter, and gently pried the sections out with a prybar and large suction cup handles. (10/07/2012)

43:  With the vanity removed, I see that we have a bit if spackle work ahead of us. We fought with the shutoff valves for a while. Finally loosening up the packing before breaking the valve stems free seemed to work.

With the vanity removed, I see that we have a bit if spackle work ahead of us. We fought with the shutoff valves for a while. Finally loosening up the packing before breaking the valve stems free seemed to work. (10/10/2012)

44:  This has certainly been month for picking out white buggers from my nose - this is why.

This has certainly been month for picking out white buggers from my nose - this is why. (10/12/2012)

45:  The new paint goes up. The old trim and ceiling paint stays.

The new paint goes up. The old trim and ceiling paint stays. (10/12/2012)

46:  Some new flex hoses and the vanity base go in.

Some new flex hoses and the vanity base go in. (10/13/2012)

47:  New vanity top and faucet. It was somewhere around $150 for the both of them.

New vanity top and faucet. It was somewhere around $150 for the both of them. (10/14/2012)

48:  Some 5 1/4 base moulding dresses up the throne

Some 5 1/4 base moulding dresses up the throne (10/14/2012)

222: Pulled the bathroom apart again to finally get around to tiling the floor.  We pulled up two layers of linolium, and one layer of vinyl tile.  This is two layers of subfloor, 23/32 bottom and 1/2 on top.  Ill be putting the decoupling membrane on top of this.

Pulled the bathroom apart again to finally get around to tiling the floor. We pulled up two layers of linolium, and one layer of vinyl tile. This is two layers of subfloor, 23/32 bottom and 1/2 on top. Ill be putting the decoupling membrane on top of this. (04/27/2013)

223: Here is the tile, on top of the underlayment.  Due to the thick layer of thinset below the decoupling membrane, we had a difficult time getting the tile hights even.  We also had some spacing issues, but luckily the rustic edges will help hide things once the grout goes in.  Thanks to my buddy Nick for giving me a hand this weekend.

Here is the tile, on top of the underlayment. Due to the thick layer of thinset below the decoupling membrane, we had a difficult time getting the tile hights even. We also had some spacing issues, but luckily the rustic edges will help hide things once the grout goes in. Thanks to my buddy Nick for giving me a hand this weekend. (04/27/2013)

235: After countless hours of wrestling with procelain, banging brass flanges into submission, and two destroyed wax rings, I finally noticed that the bottom of the toilet gad globs of thinset underneath it, keeping the toilet from sitting flush no matter how hard I cranked down.  A few minutes with a hammer and chisel, and yet another run to  the hardware store for a new wax seal, and we were finally able to reinstall the bathroom.

After countless hours of wrestling with procelain, banging brass flanges into submission, and two destroyed wax rings, I finally noticed that the bottom of the toilet gad globs of thinset underneath it, keeping the toilet from sitting flush no matter how hard I cranked down. A few minutes with a hammer and chisel, and yet another run to the hardware store for a new wax seal, and we were finally able to reinstall the bathroom. (05/01/2013)

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