February 05, 2005


I've spent this weekend starting the process of redoing my bathrooms and getting ready to paint. Since they were wallpapered, I had to remove that. Luckily I missed out doing that at home, but I still had loads of fun in my bathroom this weekend. (Okay, so that might sound bad...) Lets just say, I'll never wallpaper anything, just to be nice to the next owners of the place.

I spent Friday night and this morning removing the old wallpaper. Since it had been wallpapered at least twice there were many spots on the wall where the wall board had been ripped when previous wallpaperings were removed. I also discovered that there had indeed been a towel bar in the bathroom at one time, but it was removed for who knows why.

I puttied up the spots that needed it, and sanded it off tonight. This required me to buy a sander of course, so I got a Dewalt 1/4 sheet square one (Can you say overkill?) Hey, I like their yellow and black color scheme.

Tomorrow comes the priming, and I should get it all painted during the week. That will leave me with the vanity to replace, and to do something with the tile floor. I've decided that takeing it up would suck way more than its worth, so that won't be happening. That leaves a) repairing the tile, or b) putting down laminate over it. I'm thinking a, since that would cost me about as much as a tube of caulk.

Posted by Cynan at February 5, 2005 07:36 PM

Wait, did you just buy a powertool based on it's colors!?!

Posted by: dave at February 7, 2005 08:15 AM

don't put laminate on top of tile. Tile is pretty easy to pull up once you get it started.

Posted by: jerry at February 7, 2005 12:32 PM

I agree with Jerry. Putting laminate over the top will just lead to headaches later on...do it right this time and you won't have to worry about it later.

Posted by: Jeff at February 7, 2005 05:01 PM

I was thinking about it some while working yesterday. Since the tile's in good shape, I think I'll be leaving it alone for a while. I may just re grout it white, so its not the mildew/mold color it is now. Maybe some bleach and a scrub brush will work too.

Posted by: Cynan at February 7, 2005 05:42 PM


Not entirely :P I've liked all their stuff I've used in the past.

Posted by: Cynan at February 7, 2005 05:43 PM
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