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The Bathroom Project!
Okay, so here is our bathroom as it looked a day or so ago (8/23)
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I know, not the best looking thing, with the stains and the discolorations and the ugly colors we had no hand in choosing.
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Closeup of the wall
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Closeup of the ceiling
As you can see though, badly stained...mismatched colors...just ugly all around.

But we shall rebuild, make it better than before!

8-24
It starts:

The first thing I wanted to tackle was the ceiling, since it was the only thing we had no plans to rip out and redo
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See, it's a lot brighter now!
We also have plans to remove the wallpaper, hence the tiny holes in it.
The ceiling will need a second coat for sure, but already it looks so much better than it originally did.

8-25
Where we did the hokey pokey and spritzed it all down.

Granted, we got the flowers off fine...but to our surprise, this is what was lurking underneath!
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I thought something smelled fishy.
So yeah, got to poke and spray that stuff too!
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But at least it does come up with a lot of heavy scraping.
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And here are the stars of this project!
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Ain't they purdy!
And we removed the first bit of our "wooden" paneling. It's not really wood...it's plastic...made to look like wood..(how tacky can you get)
and what we found underneath!
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Evidence that this bathroom used to be tiled...and have fish on the walls.
At this point, I can safely say the wood and the flowers were an improvement over the original design.
8-26 and 8-27
Where we discovered something horrible.

Okay, so this is where our bathroom project sadly came to a screeching halt.
We discovered that the walls are just as bad as the floor underneath, all rotting out.
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There's no way to save those walls...
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The damage is too extensive...
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And too widespread...to save them.
Kinda like the damage to parts of the floor
*in spoiler tags, because it's soooo gross!*

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So we get to build anew!
Which is actually a bit of a blessing really, since now we can do more to our bathroom than we though possible, like adding a vanity light and a inset medicine cabinet!




Phanna
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Phanna
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