Thursday, March 25, 2010

Epoxy and Tile

Well, I can't believe that the tile is finished!   woo-hoo!   Our tile guy finished late last week and we had a working shower, toilet and sink for Fri-Tues until we had the tub, soap dish and sink for the basement refinished yesterday!   It looks awesome, just back to several more days of no shower at our house until the epoxy dries.  The fumes cleared out enough that I was able to actually go in the bathroom today and start removing all the plastic and use the toilet and sink again.  I think that we will caulk the shower area tonight or tomorrow and then be able to use the shower again Saturday!  
Steve has been working on stripping the wood work so that we can paint that.  We got a bid on a built-in but it was very over-priced in our opinion so are looking for people if anyone knows of someone.  I am hoping to buy sconces tomorrow-we settled on the Gilchrist from Rejuvenation but are still deciding on the overhead light. 
Curtain rod for the bathroom from vintagetub.comepoxyed tub-looks like newSteve and I with the Cherry Blossoms, 36 weeks along
Friend Megan visiting last weekend, view from the Japanese Gardens

3 comments:

  1. The bathroom looks great! Congrats!

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  2. Hi! Question about your wood stripping- how far are you stripping the paint before repainting? We are stripping paint, with the intention of repainting, too. Thanks!

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  3. hey there Leslie,
    In response to your question on my blog: As far as paint stripping, we have almost always gone down to bare wood or close. Generally the wood or surface is not smooth until we are down to the wood or original coat. Of course, we are a bit the perfectionists but I would recommend just sanding or stripping (we use a heat gun with mask to start) until there is no flaking paint and the surface is smooth to your preference. Sanding is really a good call as is makes it smooth and really makes your effort worthwhile. My husband is currently busy stripping paint off of all the trim in the bathroom as well as the window. Good luck!

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