Monday, April 14, 2014

Weekend Update: Bathroom Progress

I'll be the first to admit that my goals for yesterday were pretty ambitious.  I thought we would get the cement board and drywall hung, and on to tiling!  Lets just say that first step was way more time consuming than anticipated, and the tile is still sitting in its boxes.  I am not disappointed though, there were no major set backs or errors, it was just a timely process.

The first thing we did yesterday was get the tub secured into all of the studs.  I have to admit I was nervous about this one, driving screws through our brand new tub.  But that is what the instructions said, so that is what we did.  It turned out fine, but I had imagined driving a screw in and watching it crack all the way down the tub.

Next we got all of the walls prepared for the cement board and drywall.  There were a few odd nails and jagged corners.  We had to remove a piece of the door trim to smooth out one of the corners, and below it I found a remnant of the wallpaper that had once covered the bathroom.  I had removed it a few years ago, it was the hardest wallpaper to remove ever!

That piece dosen't show much, but it was straight out of the 80's, not my cup of tea.  Anyways, after that discovery we finished cleaning up the walls and got to work with the installation of the cement board and green board.

This part is pretty straight forward.  Measure your space, cut your pieces, screw in place.  It's just time consuming because you are working with big pieces that take time to cut, especially with the cement board.  But with that being said, it was better than I expected it to be.  This was our first time working with cement board and I really thought it was going to be really tough to cut to size and lug into place.  Ours claimed to be a lightweight version, so I am sure that helped in making it easier.

We started on the back wall, and worked our way around both sides.  It was a little more challenging getting the right fit in all the angles and around all the fixtures, but in the end it turned out pretty good.

Now for a little side by side to see the progress we have made over the last few weeks.  It's amazing what a a difference hanging some drywall can make, it finally feels like progress!

Every time I look at that paint color, I can't figure out how I ever picked it out.  I hate it!  Good thing it will be going soon!  The next update will definitely be including some tile.  I was thinking of tiling all the way up to the ceiling, but I'm not sold.  Should I just take the tile to where it was before?  All the way to the ceiling?  Do I do the little patch of ceiling that is above the shower too?  Any thoughts, I'd love to hear them!


  1. I loved seeing all your updates on Instagram! It's going to look great when it's finished!

  2. Thanks for following along! I can't wait to enjoy the finished product!