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 when we took the old shower doors off, it was so awful... it should not have taken five months to complete but he's not getting any younger so it was a weekend job, and not every weekend... three Phases because I took a LOT of before/after pix!
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?

    • Chris
      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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