Monday, 8 September 2008

Bathroom Reno Phase 2: The Naked Bathroom

Saturday and Sunday we gutted the bathroom. Cutting the tub in two took the most time with The Geek spending an hour with the angle grinder and reciprocating saw.

They don't make them this thick anymore. It probably took at least three men to haul that baby into the house since they didn't have the option of bringing it in two pieces.

And under the tub, we found a curl of what looked like dried grass.

Since we're not sure if it was a pagan house blessing, I think I may put a sprig of rosemary and lavender under the new tub.

I very much like the old tile flooring and we wish there was some way it could be repaired. It was while I was scraping the cork tiles off the floor that I heard The Geek muttering very forcefully in German. (that is never good news). Turns out she had dropped the big pipewrench behind the wall.

And while we were using the reciprocating saw to cut off the pipe seen in the lower right hand side of the picture, we heard a loud crash and the sound of breaking glass. We were relieved that we had only knocked some pictures off the wall in the hallway. We had originally thought we had punched ourselves a hole and would have to install a light fixture.

1 comment:

  1. You guys are making me think twice (make that ten times) about starting our own bathroom reno! Can't wait to see it all done and beautiful so the fear will leave my soul.