Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Goodbye, Tax Return - Hello, New Tile

Oh, you like my bathroom? Why, thank you. Yes, it does look beautiful and nice and clean. I clean it myself (once in a while). Isn't this fake tile linoleum fantastic? Why would anyone waste their tax return replacing it?
Well, look over here, by the tub. In both corners there is what seems to be a black stain, but I can't scrub it off. It's been there since we moved in. You are right! It must be mold or mildew coming up from underneath.
So we called around and got the best guy for the job.... We hope. And he and his son got to work.
This is what the mildew looked like under neath. YUMMY!!! One of the previous owners must have had a party in the tub and over flowed it. At least that's what I tell myself because I would rather believe it to be an over flowing tub that caused this mess rather than an overflowing toilet, and that for two years I have been living with rotting poo water. Plus, I'm pretty sure our toilets don't over flow. Believe me, we've tried.
This is their progress after the first day. Yes, they jabbed a hole in the wall as they tried to pull up the lino and sub flooring. Somebody glued it all down.... (Isn't that what they were supposed to do?)
He patched it up for us.
Just some lonely tile waiting for it's best friend Mr. Grout.
And here we are just one and half hours later - on the second day- all done... I love it, I think it looks beautiful. He re textured the wall and put the base boards back on. So we will need to putty the nail holes on the base boards and paint them and then caulk along the tops. And Matt doesn't know it yet, but he will be making a trip down to the crawl space to find the left over paint color. He just loves it down there!
I must have a super good camera, even though I don't have any skills using it, because I couldn't see any of those chalky smudges on the tile with my eyes. But I can sure see them in the picture. And I just realized that the first pic looks just like the last.... It was worth it, I'm sure.

7 comments:

Big Nate said...

I obviously need to comment on a story about taxes . . . oh wait . . . it's not.

Anyway . . . let Matt know he's cleared to crash at my place when he comes down here in April.

Love ya!

Reno Wells said...

Nice! I would like my bathroom tile to be done!

AMY and ARTHUR said...

It does look beautiful. I don't even want to know what's underneath my fake tile linoleum.

Jeanna said...

I love tile, I would remove my stupid linoleum in a heart beat, I hate that stuff.

Nice new floors....so wonderful!

So, when are we making a return trip to the Blue Lemon?

Also, you going tonight?

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

Love the tile! Good investment! I would rip out all of my linoleum stuff if I had the money. But since I am poor, I'll just have to keep looking at your superior blog picture taking skills and live vicariously through you. Some day I'll be able to afford to keep up the the Johnsons. That's my dream anyway.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

OH I forgot. I saw on your sidebar that you are reading the Princess Academy. I looooove that book!

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