So this is how our bathroom looked when we bought the house.
PINK! Yuck! This color of pink is such a depressing color, and having it everywhere is worse! Pink tub, pink tile, pink toilet, pink walls, pink sink, pink vanity, pink counter tops, pink linoleum, and there was even a pink towel hanging on the rack that the family left there. Yuck. Not a big fan of pink.
So we took a 5 lb. sledge hammer to it! Well, to the tub anyway.
This is a cast iron tub that got a leak (that is why we had to start this project earlier than we expected). Cast iron is way too heavy! There is no way that 2 people were going to get this tub out of the bathroom in one piece. Partly because it was so heavy, and partly because it wouldn't have fit through the door! So we broke it into pieces and later we'll take it to a metal place where they will hopefully give us some money for the scrap metal (we happen to have a lot of it lying around the yard, and now we have a lot from the tub and pipes we removed).
This was about half way through. Trevor busted it up into about 5 pieces.
Cleaning up the tile. We removed the tile from the wall with a crowbar and hammer. We also had to cut out some of the dry wall because it was just too damaged and not smooth.
We changed the piping so we will only have one nob for turning on the water instead of 2, plus a knob for turning on the shower. Trevor's mom helped us with all of this. She knows a lot about plumbing, and placing tile. We were lucky to have her! Saved us a lot of mistakes and money.
The vanity is gone! And as you can see we already replaced the pink toilet (about 3 weeks before starting this project). Since Trevor's family is in the construction/re-model business we got this toilet for free. I guess someone was just getting rid of it? I don't care. It flushes good and it isn't pink. :)
The tub is gone! And as you can see, we discovered during this project that none of our exterior walls have insulation. Which I suppose is pretty common with houses like ours. It was built in the 60's and is brick. Brick provides some insulation, but here in Utah, I would like a little more.
So we put some in! I really like this Styrofoam insulation much better than the itchy pink stuff.
Our tub is set. Trevor and I are bargain shoppers. We got our house for a good deal, we didn't spend tons on our wedding (but it was nice), didn't spend tons on our honeymoon (but it was sufficient for us), we yard sale like crazy when it's summer, we visit Big Lots and the DI regularly, and we are avid KSL-ers. KSL is the Craigslist of Utah. We picked up this lovely jetted tub for free! We had to spend $0.12 on a tube that fixed it and that is all. After setting the tub we realized that this tub also has never been used since it still had the warning stickers inside the tub. :) We feel awesome about our deal.
We didn't expect to have to make the room more pink when we were trying to get rid of it, but unfortunately a shower requires RedGuard, which is a sealant to protect from moisture.
We laid the tile where the vanity and toilet were to be placed so that if we didn't finish we could still use our bathroom at least. Which was good we did, since it is two weeks later and we just barely finished laying tile. And as you can see, we have painted the walls already a nice light gray. Thanks to Trevor's mom, we didn't have to pay for paint. She had a 5 gallon bucket left over from her house that she wasn't going to use. Pink is hard to cover up though, so we used a white primer, then the gray. We have one coat on, but will put a second coat on later.
The shower is mostly tiled! We used the cheapest 16x16 tile, and the cheapest accent. Still looks good though, right? Who ever said cheap didn't look good?
The vanity is now set. The counter top doesn't look terrible, but we still might replace it. As well as the faucet. It sprays you a little. But who cares? We got the whole thing on KSL for $50.
The lighting in this picture is terrible, but it is to show you my wonderful grout job. It's amazing how much a difference grout can make. Looks much better I'd say.
Here we are! Everything is tiled, and it looks great! Of course, it's not completely finished, but when it is I will either be posting again, or adding to this post. We'll see. Doesn't this bathroom look so much better than the pink one? Not a speck of pink in this bathroom. Yay! I can't wait till it's ready for us to decorate. :)