Ever begin to peel an onion or an apple that you think might just be a little bruised but the deeper you go, the worse it gets until you start to wonder if the dang thing is even worth the effort?!? Our upstairs bathroom IS that onion and it would make anyone cry.
We knew when we moved in that we would have to replace the bathroom floor. The linoleum was curling along the tub and wavy behind the toilet. We hoped it just had to do with the previous owners apparent fear of caulking and if we just replaced the linoleum the subfloor wouldn't be bad. After all, the previous owners kids had grown up and moved out years ago, so this bathroom had not been used much in a while.
So, in the beginning of July, I pulled off the outer layer and removed all the baseboards.
James removed the toilet and was appalled by the smell. Clearly the toilet had been leaking. The question became how bad and for how long.
So we threw that out as well.
Next we put in the new vanity. I drilled many small holes to punch out holes big enough for the water lines and drainage pipe
Teresa said it was Mickey Mouse!
Honestly, doing the toilet area wasn't hard.
We got a new shower rod and shower curtain which matched the green paint well and, well, let's just say it is my style. :)
Then we got the sink with the new faucet back on. We scuffed the wall so I retouched the paint as well. Honestly, I hated the old faucet so much. It didn't have a separate hot and water handles, just one knob you pull and twist. My younger kids had trouble using it and it had accumulated so much grime and gunk underneath the clear knob it looked wretched. Hello, beautiful brushed nickel!