It begins… Master Bedroom/Bathroom Renovation

So I know I mentioned a while back that my mom moved out of the house.  We stayed and are renting it from her for the time being.  We’re also renovating the house.  Nothing major, we’re not tearing down walls or anything, but we’re ripping down wall paper, patching sheetrock, painting, replacing plumbing fixtures, etc etc.  Like I said, nothing major… except we’re doing it to the ENTIRE house.  It’s not a small house either.  We’ve decided to start on the master bedroom & bathroom since they’re the rooms that are currently vacant.  The other day we sat down and made a list of everything we want to do.  Are you ready?


  1. Have an electrician run wiring for a ceiling fan (what we have now isn’t up to code)
  2. Install a new ceiling fan
  3. Have tile repaired at sinkhole
  4. Patch the sheetrock and repair corners
  5. Texture and repaint sheetrock
  6. Fill, sand, and repaint all wood trim (including doors/cabinets)
  7. Clean and repaint if needed all air vents
  8. Clean and repaint if needed all light can covers
  9. Replace all electrical plugs and switches
  10. Replace doorstops
  11. Clean goop (some sort of super-old caulking) off windows with razorblade


  1. Have tile repaired (broken grout)
  2. Remove wallpaper
  3. Patch, texture, repaint sheetrock
  4. Sand, fill, repaint all wood trim (including doors/cabinets)
  5. Clean and repaint if needed all air vents
  6. Clean and repaint if needed all light can covers
  7. Gut & replace sink plumbing at both sinks
  8. Recaulk shower
  9. Recaulk vanities
  10. Recaulk toilet and replace china caps
  11. Replace cabinet hardware
  12. Replace towel bar in shower
  13. Replace 4 towel bars around toilet
  14. Replace all electrical plugs and switches

This may not seem like much but with the plethora of things we have going on, it’s a LOT.  All we’ve managed to do so far is take down all of the pictures, picture hooks, shelves, and various other ‘removables’ from the wall.  We also got a wallpaper removal lesson from a neighbor who is a professional painter and we purchased the new faucets for the sinks.  That’s it though.  So far our weekends have been jam packed with ‘normal’ upkeep stuff (mowing, vacuuming, etc etc etc) so we haven’t gotten to even touch the room.  My hope is to dedicate a few hours to it each weekend but we’ll see if that actually happens. 

I didn’t get a chance to take any before photos because the Hubs was soooo happy to start on this room.  However, this is what it looks like right now minus all the ‘removables.’ 

See those vertical lines?  Those are where shelving brackets used to be.  There used to be shelves along this entire wall. 

Don’t you just love our foundation damage?  This is what happens after 3 foundation repairs.  Nice huh? 



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