Hey there … remember me? Things have been somewhat cray-cray lately and I fell off the blogging train but I’m glad to be back because I have a fun project to update you on. First, lets start with a little pop quiz.
Question. What’s better than a week long girls getaway to Mexico in the middle of February?
Answer. Going on a week long girls getaway to Mexico in the middle of February and coming home to a surprise master bathroom remodel.
So yeah, that happened last weekend but not to me – it was my lucky neighbor. Her hubby and some neighborhood friends had the brilliant idea to surprise her by DIYing a bathroom remodel while she was away. And I got to play a big role in the DIYing since I have a reputation for enjoying these types of things.
The master bathroom had been outta commission due to a shower pan failure for the better part of a decade. Years before I had even met this family the tile shower walls and tile floor had all been demoed but it had never been put back together again and was serving as a hodgepodge storage closet. That is until our little neighborhood troop of weekend warriors got our hands on it.
I’ll let the before and progress pictures speak for themselves.
Over the course of a weekend and a few weeknights, we were able to construct a new mortar shower pan, remove the wallpaper border, prime everything, add some recessed lighting, and tile the shower floor and walls. While we didn’t get it completely finished having a nearly completely tiled shower made a pretty big impact for the big homecoming reveal.
And her reaction via facebook post was..
“Ummm…best hubby, kids and neighbor friends EVER! COMPLETELY surprised by my bedroom bathroom remodel in progress when I got home last night! They have all been hard at work this week…I can’t thank you all enough! It’s looking awesome…love it and Love you all! What a fun surprise to come home to :)”
I’m looking forward to sharing all the after photos once we get this complete. We’ve got some more tiling to do on the floor, grouting, painting, and finally installing the plumbing fixtures but this family will soon have a newly functional bathroom and I’m so excited for them!
Anyone else ever attempt a surprise remodel for a friend, family, or spouse? I’d love to hear your experiences so leave me a comment!
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