Bathroom Renovation – The Beginning

Happy Friday, lovelies! I’ve been on pins and needles to show you the next project that we are tackling. This bathroom was my sweet Granddaddy’s. It suited him so well. I can still see him brushing his hair in front of the mirror. When I was cleaning it out, I found his cologne {among other sentimental things} and sobbed my eyes out.  Then my Mom came and helped me finish up.

Here are some before photos…

Bathroom Reno

I love so much about this bathroom. The memories are so strong.

Bathroom Reno 2

Bathroom Reno 3

So much tile, y’all.

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I love that the some of the tile is two different colors. 🙂

Bathroom Reno 6

I kind of went a little cray-cray on the tile with a hammer. The wallpaper is partially torn down too.

Bathroom Reno 8

The bathtub didn’t have plumbing for a shower, so an awesome {professional plumbing} friend came and did the plumbing as well as repairs for the sink and toilet. SO thankful!!

Bathroom Reno 9

This is what the bathroom currently looks like. On the agenda this weekend is ripping up subflooring and completely replacing it, repairing/replacing sheetrock,  hanging backer board for tiling, finishing removing wallpaper and who knows what else. This is a big job and we’re on a roll to get it done soon!

I can’t wait to show you the finished product! 🙂

Happy Friday!




  1. Oh the adventures! I know there’s a good bit of hard word there. We’re about to have some of the same to do! (Squee!) Fingers crossed we find out today if our offer was accepted!

  2. Looks like a big project. We have a bunch of projects here with a new house but I didn’t contain to one room so now there are a lot of unfinished projects. Can’t wait to see the end results.
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  3. Oh! That brings back memories! We moved into an older home and the bathroom was nearly identical to your Grandpa’s! We ended up tearing out the walls and floor to the studs (it was lath and plaster rather than tile). But we kept the old cast iron tub and the commode and found a vintage sink and old glass light fixture. It was our only bathroom, so we had to hurry on the remodel! Ahhh! Such fun memories!

  4. lots and lots of work and having to deal with the memories while doing it seems quite a task. this will add to make the memories yours too for your children. I could not imagine trying to make my mil’s home mine when she passed away. I had arranged for severe water damage repairs and dealing with the insurances and workmen for tasks that I could not perform so things would be just like they were when she went out of state and a mouse chewed the water line to the icemaker. we found out that the stuff she was throwing under her house were attracting the critters and driving them to seek any water they could find. I have so much empathy for what you are doing . God bless you and may your challenges be few.

  5. Bless you, Myra, for taking on such a project!! My great aunt & uncle had a pink bathroom when I was growing up – complete with a pink claw foot bathtub!! I loved going in that bathroom when I was a little girl and seeing all of the “beautiful pink”! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  6. I love that projects end up being a little bigger than you expect. Something like renovating your bathroom like this is quite a big project. I was thinking about doing something similar to our bathroom although, I don’t think it will be quite this intense.

  7. Wow what a project! I can’t wait to see the final project also. I remember when we redid our bathroom it looked something similar. The only thing we struggled with was the bathtub got so beat up during the process. We had to get help to repair it.

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  9. Hey Myra!

    I wish you good luck for this new project.It must be close to your heart .I can understand it completely,Memories are always so precious .Actually I really wanted to remodel my bathroom .So I was surfing about that .I really wanted to see this bathroom after being remodelled.Do post it Myra.I will look forward to it.


  10. Wow, it looks like you are well on your way to completing the first and most fun part: demolition day! I too would go crazy on my tile if I were to renovate! I love that you had a friend nice enough to come in and rewire for a shower and the proper plumbing! Awesome little adventure you have going, I’m sure it will turn out fantastic!
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  11. Congratulations! It may be difficult to put up with all the dust, noise and hurdles of remodeling a bathroom (or any part of your home for that matter). In my many years of general remodeling it has never been easy for homeowners to put up with the ups and downs of the process but it’s always worth it in the end. Cheers!

  12. Hey!

    Renovating or remodeling your home is a sure way to increase the value of your home and property. I am trying to convince my wife to do renovate our bathroom. Now I am waiting to see the final project. By doing some remodeling on your house, you create a more organized and spacious space for you and your family.
    Thanks for sharing about your bathroom renovation!

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