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a special guest…. August 10, 2009

Filed under: friends and family,house before and afters — ravennagirls @ 10:53 pm
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he has appeared here before. 

he thought it was super cool he was on the internet.

little did he know…

i mean seriously, it is he who you should be thanking that b and i have been walking around clean.    who is the mystery guy in charge of the ability to shower around here?

Remember this post

will I make the internet?

will I make the internet?

My (D’s) dad.

He so nicely flew all the way from the other coast to help out around here.  Why is he so valuable, you might ask??  Yes he is my dad.  But he also is a contractor and the handy-ist person I know. 

I mean, don’t get me wrong, me and B got mad skills yo can do just about anything.  But we can do about ten times more things (and usually correctly the first or second time) with my dad around.

So, here is the first shot of the bathroom for you all…

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Apologizes for the lack of bathroom before shots.  Are you wondering what the shower tile looked like?   Don’t worry, i remember!  First of all a bunch of it was falling off the wall.  Oh, and it was not tile either.  It was plastic 4 x4 pieces that had been directly glued to the plaster behind them and then had been painted (yes painted) white.  Oh, and in case that was not a pretty enough picture for you. imagine the plastic pieces also coming in a great burgandy border. 

I know right!  To make it better, also imagine some black mold on the plaster.   Ya know that’s what happens when you glue plastic to plaster. 

Before my dad got to town we had removed all the “tile” and all the plaster from the tub to the ceiling.  That was messy.  It took days.  And tall people.

plaster gone!

plaster gone!

B then researched some backer board options for us, and after careful thought and recommendations we went with DensShield by Georgia Pacific.  The moisture barrier was on the acrylic coating of the one side which loosely equates to a house without mold.  (B and I no longer live in houses with mold, didn’t ya know?)

We had all the supplies at our fingertips when my dad showed up.  He wakes up early, is motivated by cookies, salmon, and coffee from the 7-11 down the street.    🙂  but for that low low price, he is so quick.  All three of us in an hour had put up the backer board.  Measuring, cutting, screwing in and then taping.  Oh, and while he was at it, he put in this awesome shelf so our shampoo could live somewhere.  Seriously?  I mean by lunch we had over half the shower tiled and I had to spend a good thirty minutes with the cable guy explaining some things and listening to him tell me how to use this new box we still don’t really understand.   

look at the shelf!

look at the shelf!

Anywho, B and I had so much fun gluing in a bunch of tiles.  See?  My dad would go and cut some more to go around edges or the shelf… and it was just soooo quick!

tiling pups

The tile is 4×16 matte hung vertically with Delorean Grey grout.

The end of the story is that by the end of the evening we were grouting.  Yeah you heard me.  We started with nothing, and that night we got to shower.  Hm.  Maybe thats how he works so fast.  No shower til he finished!

one left!

one left!

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post grout

post grout

That is day one of four even.  Four days of this efficiency and coffee breaking activity.  CrazyCRazy CRazy.

thanks dad.  for this and for all that other stuff you did too.  (don’t worry, you will see, just wait!)

Night all, off to shower now!


4 Responses to “a special guest….”

  1. Jo Says:

    LOVE IT! And love love LOVE that your dad flew all the way to help out.

  2. thetomlinfamily Says:

    YAY for D’s dad!! I love the tile you guy chose. 🙂 And orienting it vertically is brilliant.

  3. Mom and Dad Says:

    Wow!! That’s me!!!! Yabba-dabba-do!–Dad or D’s Dad

  4. […] MY DAD, the guy who was featured on the internet a few days ago?    When he was here we had a long conversation about the porch.   It all […]

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