Monday, April 30, 2012

Bathroom Remodel: Drywall

First, I should say that I just checked back to see when my last post was and I am shocked and sorry to say that is was 6 weeks ago!  I can't believe it has been that long.  Life has been crazy.  

And by crazy, I mean Ca-Razy!!! 

Part of my crazy has been getting my house ready to get it on the market.  Which I did successfully accomplish the week before Easter, Yeah!  

My house is a split level and when I purchased it, the previous owner had finished a bedroom on the lower level and had only framed out the bathroom.  I wish I would have been smart enough to take a picture, because it was strange!  The shower was framed out to land in the middle of the doorway.  Not sure what he was thinking, but we ripped that all out and started over.  It has been a slow process and I haven't taken a lot of pictures, because I always think about that after the fact when everything looks so different.

Here are my first pictures (about half way to completion)

This is the hallway that leads from a lower level family room to the bedroom.  The bathroom is through the doorway on the left. (Notice the toilet in the background, that sat in my family room for almost 2 months)

This is where the vanity will be.

This is opposite the vanity.  This wall will have a shower (obviously) and a toilet.

I have this amazing brother who did the majority of the work in this room, but I tried to help in areas that I didn't think I could cause too much damage.  So, he hung the drywall and got the first layer of mud on.  Then I finished off all the mudding and painted.  

After mudding and sanding and mudding and sanding and mudding and sanding, I thought everything looked nice and smooth.  But as you can tell from this picture and the next one, I was wrong.

There were some very obvious spots that didn't look great.  So, more sanding and mudding and sanding and mudding and sanding.  Finally got it to a place I was happy with....

...more to come next time.