Mar 04

Bathroom Remodel: The Photo Catch Up

If you didn’t know the Rineharts moved, we have.  We actually haven’t officially lived in Sidney house, which we miss so very much, since the beginning of December.  Problem is, I still haven’t finished all the posts that came along with the bathroom remodel project that we’ve, SPOILER ALERT, have already finished.  I suppose the fact that it’s complete is a good thing for the next owner to not have a bathroom that is 3/4 forth complete!  If you haven’t seen the learning in process you can check out some of the beginning stages here.

So here is what we are going to do.  I’m going to try and combine a few different steps of the build together and display in mini-posts.  The first stop in our mini-project tour is going to be the painting of the walls.  Kelli is the decorator of the Rinehart duo.  For the bathroom she wanted an airy fresh color since the bathroom is in a basement.  I think the color turned out pretty nice.  I’m not sure what the name is, I’m sure its something slightly ridiculous like Easter bunny teal or possibly spring tulip petal green, but I’m sure she can let you know if you ask.

One of the steps I was most proud of was the shower stall.  Overall I feel like it’s pretty official.  The corners were clean and at 90 degree angles, there were no leaks in my plumbing. the platform didn’t collapse when I stood on.  I mean what else could you ask for?!?!


Such an artist (pronounced like art-eest)  I’m getting fancy.IMG_1830 We got this contraption at IKEA.  I would highly recommend this drying rack to anyone without kids as it works very well.  For those of you with kids, coming from a kid in an adult body, this looks like a climbing challenge waiting to be conquered.  IMG_1835

The toilet is looking good against the New England Boat Moss paint color don’t you think?

IMG_1578 IMG_1546That concludes the first part of the mini-post tour.  Next stop, big hole left in the wall.  To cover this hole we had a pretty neat idea.  We decided to make a barnwood door and use rollers on a track as the mechanism to gain access to the hole.  So rather than pull it open towards you you will slide it to the left and right.





Again, we used the neutral base paint to seal the door so the moisture from the shower doesn’t create mold or any other disgusting substance that bathrooms create.  I really love that texture.  You will begin to see that theme in a lot of the projects that we do.  Plus the wood is free and when you run out you offer to remove your neighbors old fence so they can replace their “eyesore” of a fence. 😉


 The third step is our unattractive pipe going from the ceiling to the floor.  I can’t say we were very creative on this one, we only painted it.   Surprisingly though, it cleaned it up pretty well.

IMG_1530IMG_1543  IMG_1538I don’t have a ton of pictures of the base boards.  It’s these details that helped make the room really look like a finished space.   IMG_2929 IMG_2931

This is one of the mistakes that I made during the bathroom remodel.  I went to put in a recessed light or also referred to as a “can light” at the bottom of the stairs right outside of the bathroom.  I didn’t think anything of it when I went to make the cut but I didn’t take into consideration the floor joist on the other side of the ceiling.  Needless to say I had to do a little drywall repair.


2 holes in ceiling

The final stop on the tour is the bead board ceiling.  This part was pretty difficult because of the amount of angles and large pieces of bead board that we used.  I was able to only use 4 total sheets of 4′ X 8′ white bead board.

I did quite a bit of prep work to make sure everything was going to work like I was expecting.  I cut small pieces of 2X4s and screwed them into the floor joist.  This dropped the ceiling down far enough that I didn’t have any issues with the plumbing or electrical work.


For this part, I was lucky enough to have my buddy Andrew there to give me a hand.  His job is a high school math teacher, so that extra help with all the angles that I mentioned before was very much appreciated.  Andrew and I grew up together since we were wee little tikes in the 6th grade.  It seems like just yesterday I was schooling him in some basketball on his old school garage mounted goal.  Good times!




And ta-da!  I know these are great “after” pictures, but there will be more to come.  What that really means is that I need to learn how to use Photoshop so Kelli doesn’t have to edit all of our pictures.  Just put it on my tab:)

Hope you have enjoyed.  Until next time!


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