1965 and holding...but you can only hold it so long!
Thanks to my Groom whom I love so much, that cast iron bathing bowl has gone down the drain
(Yes, that is a pic from our wedding. I had to include it because as in any renovation, a couple needs MUCH prayer! We were covered in it that day, so I believe that is why no lives were lost while redoing the bathroom.) Well the tub and it's original tile (little white tiles are no longer hip to be square) had seen better days, so it was time for a gut job. That cast iron tub was a doosey getting out of the house, but hubby used a wee bit of aggression (I hope I had nothing to do with that!) and a sledge hammer and sure enough, it is so OUTTA THERE! (with prayer)
Because the new tub was wider, we had the plumber come in and re-plumb so everything would fit. The plumbers decided to set the tub for us but had a bit of an issue choosing which corner should be square. When it came time for the cement board...the hubs tucked in some cozy insulation, invited a friend over for a little cement board calibration and application, and soon it was time for the fun part!
AFTER we rebuilt the corner & mudded and feathered and sanded and primed and painted...
all those years as a paste-up artist back in the 80's, finally paid off!
Shower curtain from TJ Maxx, of course; where else?! And if you've never had a CURVED shower rod, GET ONE! They make the shower area incredibly SPACIOUS and make you feel like you are in a luxury hotel! (side note: the new tub is a soaking tub with a ledge for your arms to rest beneath the water...SIGH...we elected not to convert to a shower only, so future homeowners would have a bathtub for little ones. You gotta think ahead & of future buyers, when you renno.)
I am in LOVE with it all...SO glad we kept the vanity and I added my special touches with paint, hardware, faucet and the tile back- splash encapsulated with metal trim.