Category Archives: Baths

Smacked by the Stupid Stick

It is with much chagrin that I share an old-house renovation lesson that I’ve just learned the hard way. Today, my floor tile arrived. In prep for that installation, I need to install in the new doorway from my bedroom … Continue reading

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Sweet, Sweet Progress

Two days ago, my neighbor and expert tile guy Rick Wolf (Wolf Custom Tile), called me late in the day. “We have an opening in the schedule and can be there tomorrow to get started on your shower pan.” Never … Continue reading

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Two More Panels…or Not

I spent the weekend hanging mold-resistant drywall panels on the non-plastered walls in my bathroom (after hiring a pro to patch and finish-coat the two plaster walls). I can now barely shuffle to the coffee maker and ibuprofen cabinet after … Continue reading

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Opinions Are Like Assh…

I’ve spent a frustrating couple of hours researching how best to adhere tile on plaster walls that are in decent shape…or will be shortly, after I’ve scraped off the loose bits of adhesive that was holding the hardboard in place, … Continue reading

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Please Pardon the Mess

Is there any renovation project that doesn’t spill into the entire house? Not in my experience. Though the bathrooms on which I’m currently working are on the second floor, I had to tear out the back wall of the pantry … Continue reading

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One Step Up & Two…Well, You Know

Per my last post, I set a deadline of Nov. 9 for finishing the guest bath. That was stupid. But I’m getting close. Over the last two days, I mitered, fit, painted and installed the 30 pieces of base moulding … Continue reading

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A Vow I Might Regret (& Possibly Break)

After a summer filled with travel, teaching, fun and family visits (and the day job, of course), I’ve finally the time to get back to work on the guest bathroom. I vow it will be completely done by November 9 … Continue reading

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