Flooring Complete! ~ Ladies Church Bathroom

July 31, 2015

It's been so great to see the transformation of this sweet little bathroom at church! There is only a few things left to do and we will be finished!

Last week, I worked on the flooring. This is what it looked like before.
Floors Before

Kind of an old yellowing VCT tile. I'm pretty sure it's original to the building.
Bathroom Floor before
The women's bathroom looks pretty bad. The men's is 10x worse... I can't even show you pictures....

We decided from the beginning that we were going to put in new floors for both the men's and women's bathrooms. The old VCT tile is glued to the concrete flooring.  I wasn't about to attempt tearing that out. We decided to go right on top of it.

We chose a sticky back 12x12 tile from Lowes.
Beginning to tile
Super easy to install. We vacuumed and cleaned the floor as we went along.

My good friend, Penny, came and helped.  She's laid flooring down before, so she was a great asset!! Especially getting those first few tiles down.  After that we were both on a roll!
Men's Bathroom
We made sure that we overlapped all the seams. And... FYI...those puppies are down good!
I made a bit of a mistake, and it was all we could do to get that tile up!

Next I came around the corner in the ladies bathroom.
Around the corner

Then I stopped at about the halfway point.
Half way done

Now I needed Hubby....  Toilet time :P  They are so heavy and cumbersome, I'm so thankful he's always willing to help.
Toilets off
We took them off. Tiled around the sewer... PHew!!
Finishing around toilets

Toilets back on!Toilet's back on
After all of the cuts were made and all the tiles were down, I caulked the whole way around the bathroom edge with a silicone caulking.  It just makes me feel better....

Lastly... time to install the trim. This sweet little niece of mine wanted to help paint the 1/4 round trim. :)
Sweet Niece helping
One coat of primer, a light sanding, and 2 coats of high gloss white and we were ready to go!

Hubby helped with this too!  I knew we could blast this out in a couple of hours.  He cut, and I nailed it in with the nail gun.    Corner trim
Then I filled the holes with white wood filler and caulked the seam. We are quite the team!

What a difference filler and caulking makes!  Check this out! Before... Corner nailed

After...
  Puttied & CaulkedAmazing, right?  I haven't even put another coat of paint on!

I just love the way trim finishes off the floor. Filled and caulked

The floor looks sooooo much better, don't you think? Floors Complete Entry
I forgot to take another picture like this after the trim was on.... Ooops... Oh well, you get the idea, right? It doesn't even feel like the same bathroom.

What's left to do? I'm going to build some shelves, touch up painting here and there, it needs some decor, and a few more odds and ends.

I'm so happy with the way it's all worked out! Thank you, Lord! And a shout out to all the ladies and gents that have helped! Hubby, Penny, Kim, Brenda, Christy, Sharon, Jeff, Elaine, Jacquie, Tracy, and Emily (hope I didn't leave anyone out!). Not everyone had the time to help do the physical work, but financial donations, supply donations, making decisions and giving opinions on colors and details helped tremendously!! That's how we do it at our church, we are a family and we try to all work together! God is good! (All the time!)

Blessings,
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How To Frame A Bathroom Mirror With No Miter Cuts! ~ Another Church Bathroom Update

July 23, 2015

Here I am finally with the Mirror Frame Tutorial! Yay! I must tell you, this little bathroom at our church is looking pretty spectacular! Again, here is what we were working with....
Other Side

Ladies Church Bathroom Update: Cabinet Doors Look Brand New!

July 14, 2015

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I'm back with more to share about how the ladies church bathroom is being remodeled. Now remember this is what we were working with...
Cabinets & Floors

Thrifty & Easy Faux Granite Countertops

July 1, 2015

I'm sure some of you have been wondering where I have been? Well.... Life has been a bit busy, super busy. Have you ever felt like you are going in a 100 different directions and they all need your attention? That's kinda how the last couple of months have been. I do this every now and then... overcommit myself or start too many projects, then I impose these unrealistic deadlines and drive myself nuts. Yep, that's pretty much how it goes.... Oh well.

I'm at the end of all that and I am determined to finish a few projects BEFORE I start any new ones! :) So, here's one I did over a month ago, that I'm just getting around to sharing. It's super cool! Thrifty & Easy Faux Granite Countertops!

How To Make Coffee Filter Peonies {Super Easy!}

June 9, 2015

Whew! What a couple of crazy weeks! My nephew's wedding was beautiful! I made several of these coffee filter peonies for this wedding arch.  Didn't it come out stunning?
Wedding Arch

Kitchen Remodel Complete! {For Now...}

June 3, 2015

Whew!!! I am so ready to have my kitchen back! And after 44 (very long) days, my kitchen no longer looks like this!
Kitchen

Prep Before Painting Kitchen Cabinets

May 20, 2015

All the prep for painting the kitchen cabinets has been the longest most dullest monotonous part of the entire process.... And let's not forget to mention the disaster zone is right up there too!
Primed Disaster Zone