Things are finally moving (FINALLY, people, FINALLY), with paint on pretty much every surface by now. The long road to a functional bathroom has looked like this, so far:
1. Removing the tile. (We lost the toilet's functionality several weeks ago.)
2. Pulling up the rotten, uneven subfloor.
3. Installing hardibacker, the same water-proof, even layer that we used in the kitchen.
4. Patching, sanding, dusting and painting the walls. We were pleased to receive a gallon of very nice, expensive paint from my mother-in-law in roughly the same color we were planning to use anyway. Hooray for hand-me-downs! The color is a very faint blue that evidently doesn't show up when your only light source is an on-camera flash.
We still have a few steps to go, including a Miracle Method appointment in two weeks for refinishing the bathtub and tile surround, tiling the floor in a dark slate, figuring out the bathroom cabinet, vanity and mirror situation and installing all that good stuff. Progress, though, feels sweet.
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