Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A lovely remodel...

My bathroom (sans shower) just after
 being painted.
I've lived in my house for close to 8 years now, and for 7 of those years my house did not have a shower.  Yes, that meant that every day instead of hopping into a refreshing shower I was filling the tub with lukewarm water, just like a little kid.  I finally had had enough this last fall and decided I was finally ready to take the plunge and remodel the bathroom to incorporate a shower.  Thankfully, I was able to hire one of my brothers to do the remodeling for me. 

All the 'stuff' in my living room.

The first day of the project began on my first day of school with students.  I left that morning with my house in perfect order and returned that afternoon to remodeling chaos!  My organized self had a real hard time with all the 'stuff' involved in remodeling.

What I came home to on the first
day of school.
Since this is my only bathroom, I ended up washing my hair in the kitchen sink each day and heading to my parent's house for showers.  Kind of crazy for the first few weeks of school!  The remodel took about 2 and a half weeks, so that meant a lot of trips to my parent's house!

My lovely new shower!
It was well worth the frustration, though, because after all the dust was vacuumed up, the paint touched up, and the grout was dry, I ended up with a lovely remodeled bathroom including a SHOWER!

Every morning as I step into my warm shower I take a deep breath and remind myself how thankful I am for this new addition to my home.  I have yet to take a bath again since getting my shower....and I don't plan to any time soon!


  1. I really like your new shower

  2. Your bathroom looks great. I don't know how you lasted so long without a shower. I had to do it for one year in an apartment I rented, that was way too long for me!! I really dislike taking a bath. The worst part is washing your hair upside down. Showers are the only way to go!

    1. Thanks, Kim! Sometimes I think back to all of the years I took baths and can't believe I lasted that long without a shower. All my years of taking baths definitely gave me a new appreciation for showers! I will never take my shower for granted!