Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bathroom Remodel: Shower Door, Kinda

Remember that one time I was remodeling my bathroom?  No? Yeah, me neither!  Just as I predicted once the weather got nice it has been super hard to find motivation to spend time indoors working on the bathroom.  The good news is we are approaching the finish line, unfortunately it just feels like we are approaching at a snails pace!

Last I left you this is what the list of things remaining looked like.

To do:
  • Install all the trim, caulk and paint
  • Buy and install toilet
  • Install glass shower door (that has been sitting in it's box since January!)
  • Buy and install new vanity top and faucet
  • Refinish vanity mirror
  • Touch up paint around shower tile
  • Accessorize (my favorite part!)

So people, some progress has been made, let me show you. . .

To do:
  • Install all the trim, caulk and paint The trim has at least been purchased!
  • Buy and install toilet Also bought!
  • Install glass shower door (that has been sitting in it's box since January!) Kinda, you'll see in a minute.
  • Buy and install new vanity top and faucet We have the top, still need to get the faucet.
  • Refinish vanity mirror In progress.
  • Touch up paint around shower tile
  • Accessorize (my favorite part!)
So although I have not fully completed a task, at least many of them are started!  Including the shower door.  Martin and I put it up in a relatively short amount of time.  The instructions it came with were simple and straight forward.  There was really only two hinges that attached both to the door and the wall.  A few holes to drill, a few screws to tighten, and this is what we had.


I was thinking how quick and relatively simple the process was, and that's about the time I knew I cursed myself.  I should know better by now that whenever you think that with a DIY project the exact opposite happens and you are thrown some unexpected twist that takes multiple trips to Home Depot to solve.

Everything looks great, so what's the problem you ask?  Look down low, right near the bottom.


The tile sitting at the bottom of the door bulges out just slightly at the bottom.  Just enough to allow our door to swing open only this much. . .


Seriously.  It gets that far and then the bottom corner gets stuck on the tile.  The best part?  The only solution that we can see working at this point is removing and relaying the problem tile.  Which means cutting out the grout around said tile, carefully chipping said tile out as well as any mastic, make the area as level as possible, relay the tile, re grout the tile, and finally reseal the grout.  If you can see another solution, please by all means share!  Because let me tell you I was not a happy camper at the thought of what we are going to have to do!

In other words the door swings fully in the other direction, of course.


If your just joining me, catch up with my bathroom remodel:

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