Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Does the Tub Fit?

Yes, yes, yes. It almost fit. Well, we knew that we would have to take out part of the closet wall.  Yes, but did I fail to mention that it heats the water while the jets are on? When a woman will gladly give up part of her closet for a tub you know it has to be a special tub.

Wow, it comes with a template.  We have to put cement board under and behind. Anything to prevent water from getting into the wall. 

Here it is all framed in and plumbed. No faucets yet but we are working on that. 
Aww. My poor wall. I can feel tapping and mudding in my future.

Plumbing in for the vanity.  We did not attempt to install the plumbing or plumb the tub ourselves. We are aware of our limitations.

Kind of reminds me of the old one hole outhouse.  No spiders.  

I just knew there was mud and tapping in my future. 


We take turns. It takes about 3 coats before it is smooth enough.

After sanding a final time the ceiling and walls are beautifully smooth. 

I think the worst part of sanding drywall is the mess that is left to clean up and having to wash my hair. It makes such a yucky feeling.  We finish up the floor with cement board.

Then of course the clean up. What would we do without a shop vac?
All the seams in the cement board were tapped and mudded and  ready for slate tile. I am very impressed with the work done.  We have never attempted a bathroom from the walls out before. 
Much Love and Prayers from a very tired Mainely Ewes Farm

6 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love watching your progress! can't wait to see it when it is all finished. all the work will be worth it!

Jodi said...

I can't wait to see the finished project! Shop Vacs really are wonderful. We have that very same one. It gets a lot of use in a DIY household. lol

Marigold said...

Woo Hoo! You are still here in blogland! A fabulous job, but I would have expected nothing less from the two of you. A funny thing about that one-holer ... The Goatmother's parents used to have a friend. He always said that he could never understand why they made two-holer outhouses because there was never anybody else when he went in there. :)

Kelly said...

Jaz- Thanks a bunch. I can't wait to see it when it's finished too! We love this 160 yo farmhouse like it's family.

Jodi-What did we ever do before they made a Shop Vac? I love ours.

Marigold- Yep still hanging in there. Woo Hoo! It is good to be here.

Misty Meadows said...

Your bathroom reno is looking great!! I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is all finished!! I am really envious of the jet tub.

Kelly said...

Misty-Thank you and I wish you a jet tub in your future too.