Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Before & After: Half-bath remodel...

The 12-Step Program Bathroom Remodel.

Step 1:
Well it certainly has potential! Hunter green checkered wallpaper really isn't THAT bad. Isn't wallpaper back in style? No? Well no matter. We're going to spruce it up and it's going to be great! Yikes...I think this wallpaper is making me dizzy. Does anyone have a paper bag?

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Step 2:
Nobody panic - look how easily this wallpaper is coming off! HOORAY! We're saved!

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Step 3:
WHY GOD, WHY?!? We spoke too soon. A rotting wall hidden by the wallpaper. And come to think of it, I hate this sink. Breathe...just breathe - in through the nose, out through the mouth. We'll just replace the rotted wall. Yeah, that's what we'll do. It'll be great!

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Step 4:
@%%@$!&%!!!!!!!!!! DAMN YOU WALL! Okay, come on man - get it together. You can do this. Where's that Home Depot book? Ah, here it is. "Chapter 12: Drywall." Um...hmm...yeah, not really helping. Time to call Dad.

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Step 5:
Whew! Okay, that was dicey but with Dad's help we got the wall out. Now for a little plaster over the mildew-resistant drywall and voila! See? I'm all OVER this! I rock!

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Step 6:
"Hey, Mr. P? Where'd you put the sink and toilet? Ah, I see...well we do like to leave a lasting impression on the neighbors."

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Step 7:
Yikes. Even Design Assistant Magnus is embarrassed.

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Step 8:
Out with the old light fixture...

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Step 9:
And in with the new.

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Step 10:
Now it's time for a little paint! Think Mr. P will notice it's lavender? [fast forward 15 minutes...] Mr. P: "Hey, is this PURPLE?"

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Step 11:
New sink, toilet and hardware make all the difference!

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Step 12:
Add a few accessories, replace the baseboard and voila!

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We have lift-off! (Whew! SO much better than the "Port-A-Potty of Last Resort")

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