Sunday, March 4, 2012

Oh Boy, I'ts been a while but I have a good excuse.

My Hubby, along with some contractors are enlarging and making me a brand new bathroom.  It's been fun picking out the vanity, lights, etc. along with my new claw foot tub.  I can hardly stand it!
We are tripling the size of the bathroom.  We sacrificed a small bedroom for a large closet in the connecting bedroom and the bathroom expansion.
There are some not so fun happenings with remodeling an 1864 home. The last two weeks I have persevered tearing out, along with the noise, dust, dust, and more dust. A hole in my living room ceiling from the plumbing leak, no hot water for 24 hours, then the washer broke.  (this was all today! UGH!).
Now, I don't have a shower/bathtub for several days.  I'm thankful that This Old House has a half bath, along with this full bath, or I would not survive.
When it was built, there were only out houses.   Heaven help me!!!
Here are some pictures of what I'm up against.
Behind this sink is the new expansion. 
This is after the sink was taken out.  We still had the lonely Tub/shower.
Now the tub is gone.
The tub was on the left.

Yeah! Some new walls going up!!!  Tomorrow the new shower is due to arrive.  It will go where the old bathtub was.  The claw foot bath tub is going along this back wall.
I'll keep updating, for those that like remodels.  I hope this is my last major redo.  We've done so much to "This Old House".


  1. Pat, Oh what a mess but it will be so nice when it is all done!! Hang in there. I can't wait to see more updates.

  2. It will be all worth it when its done Pat. It will be soooo pretty.


  3. Pat, it looks like it is going to be spectacular and a claw foot tub, you lucky girl, I've always wanted a claw foot tub! Can't wait to see it when it is done, the process is messy and aggravating but will be so worth it in the end! Hang in there! Deb

  4. Oh Pat, I love watching remodel transformations! Especially ones that gut it all and start over. Wow, this is quite an undertaking! SO much work but just keep picturing the end result and maybe that'll help you persevere. It is going to be amazing when you are done! Claw foot tubs are beautiful, can't wait to see yours. At least there was a toilet when you moved in, I can't imagine having to go outside every time I need to go, hehe.

    Have a terrific week~

  5. I know what your going through ~ but so worth it when it's all done. Glad you have another bathroom ~ when we gutted our whole main floor we didn't have a bathroom ~ sometimes I just had to go behind the lilac tree!
    Can't wait to see how it all comes together!
    Prim Blessings

  6. YAY - I can't wait to see this when it's done! XOXO

  7. Claw foot tub.cannot wait for the after glad I found you from another blogger. Loved the old boots and that collapsable hat. One of my kittys likes to be my helper too. Take care, Janice