Last week I linked up to a party that Roeshel from DIY Showoff was hosting, it's called One Project Closer and it's a DIY contest to support Habitat4Humanity. I entered my bathroom reno project and Roeshel picked my project as the winner!!! EEEK!
If you haven't hooked up yet, hustle over there - it's such a great cause and so much fun to see all the projects that were done by homeowners without any assistance from contractors. Sooo inspiring!! If you didn't catch my bathroom reno post, I completely gutted and renovated the 2nd bathroom in my house.
I did all the work myself (except for the plumbing rough-in and electrical wires) and spent only $4300 for the entire remodel. I didn't take any before shots (unfortunately the tear-down stage began well before my blogging career), but I created a sample board to show the components of the before space:
See why I wanted to rip it out??? Ugh! And it smelled so bad in there - when I ripped down the wood panelling that covered every wall, I discovered mold on the backs of the panels.
I took out the old, cellulose insulation that was in the walls. It had become hardened over time with all the steam seeping into and through the walls. Plus several cavities were missing insulation! I replaced it all and brought it up to today's standard. I installed a window in the room and covered all the walls with beaded board panelling. I bought all new fixtures, had new plumbing lines run and replaced the electrical wiring, too. Of course I HAD to have new plumbing lines run anyway because I moved EVERY . SINGLE . FIXTURE. Then again, if I'm going to tear everything down to the studs, I'm going to go the extra mile and lay out the room the way it makes the most sense.Here's what it looks like now:
If you want the whole story, click HERE. I'm so happy with this bathroom now!! All fresh and clean and pretty, and natural light too!! I actually want to use it now! Go figure :).
Don't forget to link your before and after project to the series. Jacque and Matt from DIY Village are hosting this week's party HERE.
Have a great weekend!
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!