So Tired of Talking About the Bathroom
We spent a lot of time Saturday standing around in the demolished bathroom, leaning against the grungy walls and debating the following issues:
Leave the beadboard as is, replacing one broken spot and patching/bondo-ing the rest.
Take down beadboard and use the best pieces to create a wainscot up to chair rail or shoulder height.
Ding-ding-ding - "Leave the beadboard" emerged victorious.
Replace window with original size window
Leave the window the way it is
"Leave the window" won but only just barely. I may call for a rematch later.
Sink by the window, tub by the closet
Tub by the window, sink by the closet
Um, no answer yet. As soon as we think we've made a decision, something else comes along to change our minds. Either way, plumbing will have to be moved. Either way, something is inconvenient.
Finally, we gave up and got out the trusty TSP. We washed 60 some-odd years of grime off the beadboard walls. They still look mottled and discolored, but the formerly clear water and formerly white washcloths were charcoal gray in the end. We must've made some difference.
So now the place is prepped. What next?