Master Bath Remodel Phase 1

3 Materials
4 Weeks

Lived with this nightmare bath for nearly 11 years... FINALLY got it done (DIY)... LOVE IT NOW! I started collecting ideas for this two years ago, could not get hubs on-board. Finally threatened to rip the exhaust fan out and throw it thru the window, it sounded like a truck every morning when he would get in the shower and I was trying to sleep! He actually thanked me for "forcing him" to start the project
master bath remodel phase 1
UGLY OLD ... it begins....

master bath remodel phase 1
old shower, base was shot, doors were shot, mold

master bath remodel phase 1
wallpaper peeling, started removing

master bath remodel phase 1
original (previous owners) $9 shower exhaust fan, sounded like a diesel truck

master bath remodel phase 1
HORRIBLE SHOWER BASE we could not remove without gutting which hubs did not want to do. Original boring beige tile.

master bath remodel phase 1
Horrible drain in shower
master bath remodel phase 1
scrubbed base with TSP solution and bleach, lightly sanded, wiped down with tack cloth before applying epoxy
master bath remodel phase 1
Plumbers putty to raise level so water does not sit around drain
master bath remodel phase 1
pulled ceramic soap dish off wall and re-rocked
master bath remodel phase 1
two coats of two-part epoxy, ran a fan and opened windows and wore a mask, the fumes are pretty heavy..

master bath remodel phase 1
came out great!
master bath remodel phase 1
tiled accent space where soap dish had been

master bath remodel phase 1
More pix to see in Phase 2!

Suggested materials:

  • <a href="" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tile</a>  (Lowes or Homedepot)
  • <a href="" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two-part epoxy</a>  (Home depot)
  • <a href="" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">grout</a>  (Lowes or Home depot)

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  • Donna
    on Sep 14, 2018

    What type of paint do you use to paint tiles

  • Deb
    on Sep 19, 2018

    I like the plumbers putty around the drain to build it up idea! Did you buy a new drain cover?

    • Chr29402723
      on Sep 19, 2018

      Yes- it's a brushed stainless with a silicon lip, it just sets over the drain (not fixed). I believe it may be OXO brand

  • Gina Perez
    on Sep 23, 2018

    Hiii. This came out great. My question is, my bathtub was painted and the paint is now chipping. What can I use to take that off without messing up the bathtub underneath the paint?

    • Kelly Patterson
      on Dec 1, 2018

      You have to sand it 1st with a rough grade and then with a smooth grade. You can re-apoxy it your self there is even a spay apoxy on the market I like the rustoleum brand.

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