So last night my toddler did NOT want to go to sleep at 7 p.m. when I tried to put him down. Thankfully, by 8 p.m., he was out like a light, so I was able to get these things done last night. I would have gotten more done, but 1) the smell of the primer (see post below) was so strong that there was no way I wanted to stay in that bathroom any long until the smell dissipated, and 2) other than painting the vanity, there wasn’t much more I could do in the bathroom that night, since it would have been too noisy (i.e. sanding) or too wet (i.e. the walls). So tonight, I take on the rest!
Let’s take a look at the bathroom BEFORE priming…..This is just with most of the wallpaper gone, but the old mirror still hanging up, with the wallpaper still behind it, and that hideous “curtain-shower-acting-like-a-window-curtain” look.
|Along the edge of the vanity top, you can see the big brown-paper bag spots where the top layer of drywall was ripped off during the wallpaper removal.|
|DURING: The walls are now freshly primed, and all that brown paper bag area is primed and ready for paint!|
|Looking CLEAN and ready for a coat of paint!|
|Behind that toilet there are still some brown paper bag areas that I just can’t get my putty knife back there to get joint compound to cover. I can only hope that no one pokes their head back there, but then again, why would they?? LOL|
|This wall is uneven….Can you tell? It needs to be sanded down and another coat of joint compound should be added.|
|Again, it’s uneven, needs sanding, and another coat of joint compound.|
|Skimmed the back wall of the shower stall, but still have to fill in the bottom edge after it gets sanded. It’s hard to do the sanding part with my toddler around. Don’t want him to breathe in all the dust!!|
|A trowel is really what you need for plastering. It’s a larger surface, and it’s got to be easier spreading that stuff around.|
|“That stuff” refers to the All Purpose Joint Compound that I use to even out the walls (about $6 for this tub of it), and I am also using it for plastering, which SEEMS to be okay to use……|