Thursday, June 5, 2014

Renovation Update: Bathroom Complete

The bathroom is complete. For the most part. We need to still caulk and paint the bathroom ceiling and place a few tiles that are missing. I have also cleaned out the space and moved all construction materials and tools into the other building.

Next step is to get the shutters made and installed. I have hired a new carpenter for this job and am nervous. I asked him to bring me a sample of one to see what he would do and there were some issues with how he constructed the shutter. In short, he took the easy way out. I had to ask him to redo the routed part. He may be finished by this weekend. Very exciting. What that means is that I can then secure the building properly from the elements, but most importantly from the hen who has decided that my Queen Anne chair would make a perfect nest. With the shutters in I can:

stain and seal the concrete floor,
get kitchen cabinets installed,
get small appliances,
finish paint ceiling,
fill and stain wooden floor,
caulk and paint wooden walls,
and of course, paint the shutters and doors.
And then,
damas y caballeros,
the interior would be finished.


My goal is still to be moved in by the end of the summer. I'm considering having a work/fundraising party, since a lot of these last details are more work intensive than funds intensive. I've had a few people along the way who have asked if they could help in any way. Be ready, I'll be calling! :)


  1. Amazing job with the bathroom! I like the look of the tiles. It's good that the plumbing is already updated. That hen really knows its chairs, huh? Haha! That Queen Anne looks too adorable to become a nest. Anyway, that list is still daunting and I do hope you get to meet your goals. I'm wishing you all the best for the renovations and your house!

    Arthur Bryant @ Contractor Express

  2. It seems like everything is coming along nicely. I hope you managed to finish all the work ahead of your schedule. Well, good thing you had people who offered their help to get these all done. Good luck with the rest of the restoration!

    Lynn Williamson @ DAL Builders

  3. It’s great that you’ve managed to accomplish almost everything you wanted for your bathroom. Although you had a few missing tiles to fill in, I think it still qualifies as a job well done. Anyway, thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

    Homer Collins @ The Pinnacle Group Ltd