Painting Prep

While my niece sanded the cabinets, I started on the toilet parts and sink.

I did not sand the sink.  My brother came over and said, “tsk tsk” so I sanded the toilet.

I don’t know if I’ve ever really sanded anything (except a point on a drawing pencil.) I made a bit of a mess.


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This is probably the least embarrassing example of my sanding.

The good news is that I’m learning all about sand paper and how to fix my mistakes.  There were a few times when I just wished I hadn’t sanded at all.



This is after the first couple of layers on the sink and before the great toilet debacle of ’13.


You can kind of see the difference between the sink and the more yellow toilet and lid.



I did not sand the seat of the toilet either, for fear of sitting on an abrasive object several times a day.

The toilet is not finished yet. I still have to sand everything down on the base. It sure does look pretty from this angle though.

While waiting for lunch, Johnny finished sanding the toilet lid and sink for me. (There were some weird things happening with the sink.)  The lid, the minion sanded, so it was not nearly as bad as the base of the toilet.  Like I said, a natural.




The above from the end of last weekend. It wasn’t a great pic so I didn’t post about it.  You can see from the upper right, the paneling was removed. This is the area that corresponds to the leak in the bedroom.

The toilet comes and goes.

There was almost no damage to the bathroom wall, but we discovered the window is very unstable.  By removing the paneling we can fix that. There is also a metal stud running down the left side of the window at the edge of the panel we left in place.





This is the bathroom at the end of Memorial Day weekend.  I didn’t take a picture up to the ceiling, but the entire wall to the vinyl siding is removed.

The carpet on the toilet platform is mostly removed, but it is wrapped around the “lid.” The lid that doesn’t actually open.

You can’t see in the picture, but the stud for the bed frame runs into the bathroom and has been installed.


Bathroom To-Do List

  • Remove cabinets
  • Remove toilet
  • Remove sink
  • Remove damaged paneling
  • Add wood/metal studs
  • New insulation
  • New paneling
  • Remove carpet
  • New flooring
  • Spray hose
  • Add wall finish
  • Paint walls
  • Rice paper window covering
  • Add acrylic sliding doors to make a new cabinet (They are just panel doors though, not acrylic.)
  • Add ceiling rack
  • Paint toilet, sink, shower, cabinets, counter, walls
  • Add baskets and towel hooks to back of door/side of bathroom
  • Add door decal to shower?
  • New lights
  • New mirror  (Bought, not installed)
  • Fix rail on shelf
  • New shower/faucet fixture
  • New sink faucet
  • Ikea rail and hanging bowls?
  • Shampoo/condition/bodywash bottles
  • Build a new toilet stand
  • Touch up paint