After ripping out two layers of old vinyl flooring, the baseboards, and starting on the vanity, I decided to make a list of everything I want to do to the downstairs bathroom. It started as me just removing the old floor so I could practice with our new flooring, but since the floor is out, the baseboards are removed, and soon the toilet and sink will be out- what better time to paint and scrape ceilings? The room will be empty! So this turned into a bathroom renovation. The budget is small, but most of these things just involve my time.
As you see on my little to-do list, I have been left with pretty thick brown paper stuck to the floor under the last layer of vinyl. Since the floor is floating, I have been trying to figure out if I can just get most of it up with boiling water and scraping and then just leave the thin layer that is left. We shall see.
- Remove sink and vanity to get out all the old flooring
- Clean slab, get old paper and adhesive up
- Remove toilet
- Replace toilet wax ring/seal and maybe toilet
- Install new flooring
- Reinstall vanity and sink top
- Replace faucet
- Patch holes in the walls
- Lightly sand all walls before painting
- Knockdown texture to a shorter level
- Paint ceiling
- Paint walls, color??
- Stencil walls??
- Install new baseboards
- Add crown molding- this will be later down the road i'm sure, but not too far. We really want to get the crown in the playroom ASAP, and I want to practice in the bathroom first so if I make any kind of mistakes.. hello its the bathroom.