A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

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Original Bathroom Remnants

During the bathroom cleanup we vacuumed up lots of debris that had remained in the tub cavity from the PO’s 1990s remodel. Much of it was chunks of old plaster. I was thankful that at least the old plaster walls had been completely demolished in the bathroom instead of installing sheetrock over it like they did in…

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The Bathroom Punch List

We’re in the home stretch on our beautiful new bathroom. Over the weekend we decided to try cutting the slate from the pool table for the bathroom window ledge since those were going to be straight cuts. First Pete used a rotary saw with a diamond blade to do a rough cut. Since it was…

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Meanwhile, in the Bathroom…

On Saturday as I was demo’ing the fireplace I was stacking the stones on the front porch because I didn’t want to put out the Bagster until Sunday when we’d be doing the bulk of the destruction. So once the porch was pretty full I turned my attention back to the bathroom where I could dump debris…

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This Finally Happened Today

That’s right people; it’s a drop cloth in the bathtub, which could only mean it’s the day I’ve been waiting for — for almost the past 8 years! It was a pain to start, but while Pete worked on the one tub wall, I worked on the other. After a couple hours, we were down…

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It’s a New (Old) Bathroom Floor

I finished the bathroom floor mid-afternoon on Sunday, a relatively short 3-day weekend project. Once we remove the sink and toilet so I can get the remaining blue-and-white tiles out from under them I’ll be going over the floor again it in more detail to be sure I removed every little speck of cement and thinset.…

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Well, Hello Gorgeous!

This is where I left the bathroom floor last night after less than 5 hours work. Of course I couldn’t wait to get back to work on it today! I can be a little OCD when it comes to certain things, and this qualified. Sooooo satisfying when the tile pops up cleanly and leaves little…

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It All Started Innocently Enough…

…when I wrote my goals for 2015. The first floor bathroom was high on the list, as it had been for several years. After I posted my goals this morning, I was doing a few other things on my laptop and then planning to work out in our new home gym. Then the bathroom floor…

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Bathroom Planning, Again

Whenever I set my project goals for the year I often seem to find a way to make them a reality. I’m hoping that might be the case this year for the first floor bathroom. Every time I mention the first floor bathroom I feel like I have to point out that the previous owner…

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Yes, We’re Still in the Bathroom

You may be wondering when it will ever end — when will they just finish their frickin’ bathroom and move on with their lives? By this time next week, we hope to do just that. But for now, we’re still in the grout stage. This photo was taken earlier this week with just the back…

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Mojave Monday

We received word that our master bathroom cabinets are ready to be delivered! While very exciting, it also puts us under the gun to finish tiling. The contractor was already bugging us to finish, so it’s just as well that we got an extra nudge. On Sunday we finished the shower interior, including the shower…

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