Yes, that is what Jamie says every time I order a cocktail with dinner.
But he also says it when I pick up the sledge-hammer.
Like a couple weeks ago when I picked one up….and headed into the master bathroom.
It was time.
After 5 years, we are finally saying “Goodbye” to our shameful, unused master bathroom.
The off-center sink, the coffin-like shower, the safety bars, the vinyl peel-n-stick floor…..all of it is going back to the studs.
But first we need the proper tools. (Other than just a sledge-hammer)
And the right safety gear……
Now, let the demolition begin,
If you’ve ever had a crap day at work….come home and smash up your bathroom.
I mean it. Put on some safety glasses, grab a sledge-hammer and just go to town.
It’s amazingly therapudic……….and messy.
Luckily, we have a window to throw all the bathroom rubble out of……
Directly into a trash can below.
Which took about 6 minutes to fill.
Somehow, I underestimated the amount of crap that would be coming out.
Jamie called “Bin There, Dump That” in Rockwall and the next day Colter delivered this 10 yard, lime-green beauty directly to our backyard.
……which we promptly filled. (Even purged a little from the garage)
In case you’re doing your own math.
5 X 8 bathroom = 10 yards of crap.
“So what did we leave?” you’re probably asking. Studs, insulation, pipes……….not much else.
Ladies and gentleman, we present to you …..our blank slate.
We were a little shocked that there wasn’t a ceiling over the header in the shower. Just direct access to the attic.
We may want to fix that.
And who would have ever thought that under 3 layers of vinyl flooring, 2 layers of rotted sub-floor, and a sheet of tar-paper there would be a workable floor down there?
We wouldn’t have.
So now what?
After 5 years of wanting this, we sort of have a plan of action. (At least a few ideas)
We know that we need walls and ceiling, flooring, lighting, medicine cabinet, a sink, a shower, a toilet (of course)…..and maybe a few decorative elements.
Hopefully, we’ll accomplish all that in the next few weeks.
Stick around, it should be fun.