Google+ House Revivals: Guest Bathroom Demolition

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Guest Bathroom Demolition

Well, I've shown you our progress on the master bathroom. Now I have some pics of the guest bathroom progress.  The guest bathroom was just awful.  It had been partly gutted, meaning the easy stuff had been removed -- the toilet and vanity were gone, and some of the paneling and sheet rock was gone. But it was still a big mess.  And did I mention it was just nasty?

Flat river rock had been plastered everywhere
-- and not in a good way.

I love this river rock look.
This river rock floor, from Coastal Living, is just right, and counterbalanced by the glass 
shower wall and the white tile and gray walls, so the space doesn't feel too heavy.

When used properly, pebble or river rock tile can be very appealing.

And while this installation doesn't represent my own taste, it is attractive, creative, and again, shows some restraint in using such a visually heavy material.
This photo courtesy Business Week

And this bathroom is just gorgeous....
photos courtesy design-4-less website

But this?

And this?

And this?  They certainly used no restraint here!

I made the engineer get into the shower so we could really tell just how small this shower was.  
Of course, the engineer is very private, so I masked out his eyes for the picture.

Not sure if you can tell from the photo above, but the grout in this shower is just filthy.  My husband stood in there very carefully, so as not to touch anything.  Truly, it was vile.  This entire bathroom was awful, from the moment you entered it through the claustrophobic tunnel, to the nasty shower.  It's not as if this rock was well laid, either.  Do you see the huge gaps between the stones?  I think I could have done a better job by throwing stones at a wall of wet mortar!  Actually, maybe that's what was done here?  Anyway, all that mortar was nasty and gross.  And the whole effect was heavy and oppressive.

Now, all that heavy, grungy river rock is gone:

Including that abomination of a shower!

It's gone, gone, gone, and I am glad, glad, glad!

All that rock found it's way into this pile, along with the old tile from the pink bathroom.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. I was just reading about your river rock when I saw you left me a comment. I'm always attracted to river rock when I see it in the bathroom and tile stores but I've always had the feeling it would be a nightmare to clean. LOVE the photo of your engineer. That's hysterical!

  2. Good lord - what a job. I have a feeling that the rubble pile will be quite high before you finish!

  3. Hi Amanda, thank you for visiting! Aw, so much work ahead of you - but also so much fun! Am following you, to see how you get on :)


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