On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bathroom Update-Part 3?

The drywall  is complete!  This weekend we painted 2 coats of primer, and finished painting the ceiling. For the time being we don't know what the final paint color will be.  But we'll start with white and see how it feels.  

Next LD and I fitted and installed the HardieBacker on the floor.  Our plan was to get the shower tray and the waterproof membrane installed today, but spent more than half the day running errands like buying a couple of new power tools.

Trying to cut the holes in the 1/2" HardieBacker did not go smoothly, and we needed a new tool.  LD saw the Dremel Trio which was perfect for the work we are doing right now!  It worked like a dream on the Backer and the subfloor.
Unfortunately our drill's cord was getting quite frayed, and this is after trying to salvage it with electrical tape for 5+ years.  So during our shopping spree, we finally ditched the cord and bought a new 18V DeWalt Drill.  It was so easy to use on the floor.  I don't know how we lived without one for so long!

The new plan is to install the shower pan and membrane this week, and get everything ready for tiling hopefully this weekend.

All the spackling finally inspired me to take care of the hole in the laundry room, which used to house an "outlet safe".   It actually fooled me, I didn't discover it was a fake outlet until I tried plugging in an iron! The first thing LD asked me "Was anything in it?"  It was empty.

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