I am embarrassed to say that Brian and I began this DIY project in June. Considering neither one of us knew what we were doing, and to top it off our house was built in 1923 so nothing is square or "normal", the project took about 5 months longer than planned!
I think it was worth it in the end:
Here's a breakdown of the process:
Before and The Plan: click here to read more
(This was so long ago it has my old logo on it! haha)
Step 1: Demolition click here to read more
The tons of lathe strips created great bonfire material during the fall :)
Step 2: Construction click here to read more
Step 3: Drywall and more Demo! click here to read more
Step 4: Drywall finishing & Paint click here to read more
Step 5: Remove Flooring and old Vanity click here to read more
And finally, Here's the After!
This is one of my favorite paintings. I picked up this print at the Belvedere Museum in Austria a couple of years ago so it holds some wonderful memories as well!
And lastly, here is our real "penny flooring."
This has been one of my most unique bathrooms I've done. I may not have tried this in a client's house because there were a lot of uncertainties in the details that we had to work through, but now I feel more confident. Everything came together in the end and Brian and I really learned a lot - about construction and about each other! Seriously, doing a remodeling project together before, during, and after getting married is the best marriage counseling you can get! haha. There were definitely times we were at each others throats but now we can share this sense of accomplishment together.
I also have to thank my dad and my brother for putting in some hours helping us through the toughest parts!
Next week I'll show you how we did the floor and the countertop so stay tuned.
I think we're ready to tackle that creepy basement bathroom after this :)