On December 2nd I said I needed to fix my bathroom pronto because only having one shower in a house with 3 teenagers simply wasn't an option. After all, I didn't want to end up on the news as the "dad who went insane and locked himself in his bathroom for a year." Although now that think about it, if a guy had his laptop and a cell phone he might be able to get a lot of business done. And multi-task at the same time!
Anyway, I digress and I'm happy to say that won't be necessary because...
Mostly. Charli didn't actually want me to post any pictures yet because she still wants to add some artwork, and she didn't want my millions of readers to be exposed to it as "unfinished." Sorry honey, but my people can wait no longer!
The project actually went fairly well. Removing the old rotted chipboard subfloor was the hardest part but after that it was just a matter of finding the time to do the rest.
The only other stumbling block I had was the fact that we bought our self-assembled sink cabinet and faucet from Ikea, and their instruction manuals don't have any words because apparently the Swedes don't have anyone who knows how to translate into English. Therefore, you have to interpret their cute little diagrams, and for a right-brained overanalytical literal guy like me, this isn't always as easy as it sounds. ESPECIALLY when the faucet manual doesn't even show the same parts as the faucet that came with it!
So, without further ado, here are a few before/after pictures of what has been consuming my time for the last 2 weeks. Make sure to click on them for maximum effect.
Hmmm, which version do you like better?
Speaking of ugly bathrooms, I'm still planning on posting my ugly/outdated bathroom contest next week. Just send your photos to st.cloud.harmonicaman(at)gmail.com and I'll include you in the hilarity.
You could walk away with this!*
*(The award I mean, not the actual toilet. Just covering my ass here. heh)