So while I was away I did redo the bathroom on the kids level. It started as all good DIY projects start. one little thing to fix. The drain was terribly slow so we started to try to plunge it. This then turned into a weekly affair at least and I started to ask the kids not to spit in the sink! Kind of hard when you are brushing your teeth! So when we started to take apart the trap below the sink, well I noticed the pipe was cracked then we removed that and the goock was just thick and disgusting! so then we started taking the ceiling with the big black circle in the garage apart to see if the sink was leaking. No, it was the toilet leaking. New wax ring was needed. If you give a mouse a cookie...
So 2 weeks of the bathroom out of order. I completely took apart the toilet. I replaced all of the parts. The flush valve, wax ring, bolts that hold the toilet in place, the seal between the tank and the bowl... I felt pretty powerful and accomplished. Then the flush valve was leaking and wouldn't quit. So we had to take the tank off and figure it out. I hadn't tightened the flush valve to the tank enough. problem solved, whew! Then I bought a new vanity and faucet from Lowes. it was on sale for $189.
K and I demo'd and installed everything ourselves. This was after we properly snaked the drain(I say we on this one but that was all K). The bathroom looks so much better than it did before we did this. This is the before below. I will post the after with the new vanity. I am going to paint the walls owl gray bu Benjamin Moore. I have this in so much of my house and I love the clean, neutral feeling of it so much. I am trying to decide if I will paint the mirror a dark gray or just leave it. I will wait until after the walls are painted.
This bathroom needed so much help! I am so glad that everything turned out for the best and that K and I were able to do it ourselves. So satisfying! Do you see the word I just used? This is why I think I want to be a house flipper or do something with my hands. it is satisfying.
I also have my varicose veins lasered. That was freaky! I wanted to do it for a long time. I got clearance from my insurance company at the beginning of the year and then got it scheduled. I have gone 3 times. The first was the hardest. I think they look better. not sure you want to see pictures of that!
So thanks for stopping by. I wanted to check in and let you know I was still here. trudging along, plugging away. Promise not to be gone for too long.