Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's My Potty and I'll Cry If I Want To - Part II...

Another fun-filled update on my bathroom renovations...

The party wall (should it be the potty wall?) between my apartment and the small studio apartment next door leaves a lot to be desired as far as noise bleeding through so I decided to install a second layer of sheet rock over the existing one with a layer of green glue (a visceolastic compound that absorbs sound waves) between them. I did the same thing in my art studio room upstairs and the results were awesome!

New drywall installed, taped, sanded and ready to prime. Sanding drywall is the truly the ass end of any type of construction work. I hate it!

The ceiling with all that nasty popcorn shit scraped off, sanded and ready to prime. This angle kinda reminds me of how they used to film the bad guy's hideouts on the old Batman TV show! Where's Julie Newmar dammit!!

Ceiling all painted, came out pretty good, better than I thought it would! Isnt this exciting!!!

Here I started to install the cedar paneling on the new drop down ceiling thing above the counter. This is the fun part for me!

That went easier than anything I've done on this project so far! Still needs the trim pieces to dress up the joints and things but that's as far as I can go with it for now.

A view from the bathroom doorway. Trying to get a pic that actually gives an idea of how this room is set up! On the right side you can just see the washing machine and behind that wall sticking out on the left is where the terlet is.

New light fixture over the camode. I installed one over the washer-dryer area as they both actually match!! who woulda thunk it! It kinda reminds me of the dome of the Enterprise! I also spent almost an hour taking the exhaust vent fan apart and cleaning it.

Here I've test fit the maple header board apparatus that will eventually hold the mirror. The areas that are chiseled out for the screws will have decorative wood blocks covering them when it's done. You can also see some brown wall board installed. That will get covered with cedar paneling but I had to put that board down first so that the drywall and paneling would be flush at the joint. it's still in the ugly stage but less so than before and no more drywall to sand, woo hoo!

Another thrill-packed installment coming soon!


J.B. said...

It's really getting there!
So when shall we expect the Launch Party invites?

Artman2112 said...

dont you mean "launch potty"?

and ty! this weekend i hope to get into the wallpapering so if you hear any far off screaming and/or heavy sobbing it's probably me.

J.B. said...

Just keep all meltdowns this side of floor pounding tantrums and you'll be alright.

Elsie said...

You know progress is being made once the popcorn ceilings are removed! (Says she who once lived in a '50s ranch-style house in which every ceiling had the stuff glued to it, even the bathrooms!)