July 31, 2015
Last week, I worked on the flooring. This is what it looked like before.
Kind of an old yellowing VCT tile. I'm pretty sure it's original to the building.
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.
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!
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.
Then I stopped at about the halfway point.
Now I needed Hubby.... Toilet time :P They are so heavy and cumbersome, I'm so thankful he's always willing to help.
We took them off. Tiled around the sewer... PHew!!
Toilets 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. :)
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.
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...
Amazing, right? I haven't even put another coat of paint on!
I just love the way trim finishes off the floor.
The floor looks sooooo much better, don't you think?
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!)
I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!
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