Friday, March 16, 2012

Lost in Remodel Land, and A Great New Giveaway!

I know, it's been pretty quiet here at Happy Valley.  I've been working on so many projects here at home and sadly neglecting my blog.  We are now into the third month of a bathroom makeover, and it should be done this next week.  I hope!  From decisions on how much to remodel, what tile to pick out, who will do the work, and finally, YIKES,  how will we pay for all of this, it's been an interesting time.

This all began in December, when I noticed our flooring near the shower area starting to buckle from water damage.  We have learned an expensive lesson in that you should not caulk those 'weep' holes where the tiles hang over the shower pan area.  Doing so allows the water that does penetrate through the tiles to not have any way to drain out.

After tearing out the damage, we decided to put in a completely tiled shower floor rather than replacing the fiberglass pan and to tile the floor of the entire room too.  This room already had extensive tile in the shower, soaking tub, half way up the walls and the counter area, so I wasn't real keen on redoing the whole thing.  That would have ran the cost and time in this project way out of control, and none of these areas were damaged.  And so now, we're waiting on the new shower glass doors to arrive and be installed next week.  Whew, it will be sooo nice to take a shower here again!

On another note, my friend Kim, of Old Road Primitives, is having a spectacular cash giveaway on her blog!  Stop on over and enter for your chance to win $50!