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Since I have posted most of our completed projects, that brings us to where we are today.  The master bath.  This one has taken longer than we anticipated.   We had it almost to the point of completion…and just stopped.  All we lack is for me to finish the doors to the base cabinets.  That’s it. 

But, here’s the deal:  I have never built cabinets before.  I knew exactly what I wanted this bathroom to look like:  white subway tile; Carrera marble counter tops;  classic white cabinets with inset doors (like I had seen and bookmarked numerous times on houzz.com).  The only problem was that we could not afford the marble counter AND the custom cabinets I wanted —  and I really did not want to set our pretty new counter top on contractor-grade base cabinets.  So, the only obvious choice was to build them myself…right?

I’ll go into more detail on the cabinets later, but let’s get started with the demolition.  Since this is the master bathroom we are about to gut, the first thing we did was move all of our furniture and clothes out of the bedroom and close off the vents.  We wanted to keep them as dust-free as possible.  Then we hung a zippered tarp between the bathroom and bedroom, and another one between the bedroom and the rest of the house.

Now, for the ‘before’ photos.  Guess what?  We actually took ‘before’ shots, but I can’t find them.  So, let me set the stage:  Brown and white tile that was dull and cracked with age; a porcelain tub, with no finish left; (no matter how hard we cleaned it, it never looked…clean), cabinets with french provincial-type trim…oh, why can’t I find my “before” pictures!   Anyway, don your dust masks and eye/hearing protection and break out the jack hammer.  Here is what it looked like after our first day of demolition:



See ya, floor!

We had one more day of demo in front of us, and very achy joints, but there was no turning back now!