Here she is in all her pre-demolition glory. I had already painted over the brown on the top portion of the wall, because of course, I FORGOT to take pictures. Imagine that! Anyway:
Mark removing the "nice toilet"
What a MESS!!
Mark laying the marble tiles.
Mark talked me in to replacing the vanity with a pedestal sink (brand new, craigslist $75) and laying white marble tile, which I am so, so thankful for! I wasn't sure I'd like the pedestal sink, but wow, the difference. The space feels much more open and less cramped. Since the remodel I have had two people comment on the "nice toilet". What they didn't realize was that this is the same "before" toilet. Suddenly, our "nice toilet" is much more noticeable now that the huge vanity is gone. I have to admit, it is kind of funny to eagerly show someone all of the new improvements and they end up commenting on the "nice toilet". Something I never would have anticipated, but funny none the less.
Aside from all of the obvious surface work, Mark also replaced all of the old plumbing that is now visible behind the sink and added a joist (?) between the studs on the wall where the pedestal sink is now to allow the pedestal to anchor in the correct spot. Blah, blah, blah. So, enough of that. Here's the fun part. The after pics!
I am so, so proud of my talented husband. There is nothing he can't do! I am just so impressed with all of his work and the TIME, oh the TIME. He came to bed many nights after midnight...after working a full day at work. My only contributions were picking out the paint color (Behr Verdigris), priming and painting everything and caulking and spackling. Other than that, Mark did it all.
And on to the next project. ;)