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G-Ma remodels her bathroom...OMG

Updated on November 10, 2008
shower area
shower area
sink area
sink area
opposite the sink
opposite the sink
exiting door
exiting door
Done and very plain, but clean
Done and very plain, but clean
opposite the sink
opposite the sink
Shower area
Shower area
door done
door done

G-Ma did what???

Well here goes nothing really...will make an attempt to explain my Bathroom re- modeling job...since i usually don't write hubs of this kind I thought it would be a good challenge...and don't mind if you have a good laugh or even think it is too dumb to publish...I am going to try anyways......

So I decided to re-do the bathroom before my ex made his exit so I could get some help with it....Fair? I think so...after all I am older then he is and am not really good on ladders anymore...Heights make me dizzy LOL

First thing I did was to pull off the wallpaper...what a mess...but at least when I put it up I used sizing which helps take it off...In the process though I lost a ring I had worn for the 33 yrs. we were together..and I cried for 2 days and searched through the torn, sticky wallpaper 3-4 times...finally giving into it being a sign of a love lost..

Well I go to the Paint store in search of a new great color scheme...yes sure...OMG there are so many great colors and I am so confused...but alas I find this machine that shows you all the rooms in a house...and you can pick your colors and try them out...on the walls, the trim, the doors, around windows and mirrors and showers. What fun that was. Me and this other lady played with it for about 2 hrs. chatting like we knew each other...

Ok so I buy the program to put on my computer so I don't have to take those ity bity samples home for testing. And sense it is the bathroom I want good paint so it won't peel off...I took pictures of all the angles in the bathroom and went to the computer to design my wonderful ideas...

Well boy did I ever have some cool paint colors put together..on the ceiling, the walls, around the doors...etc. you get the picture...trouble was the colors don't come out the same as the ones you buy...so I just got more confused and so spent way to much time trying out all the combo's that were possible.

My ex is leaving in a couple of weeks so I run back to the store and bring home the samples I failed to bring home the first trip a month ago ...So they hung in the bathroom so I could see them in the morning light, the afternoon light and of course the night light...Moved them around several times and then finally decided what I wanted.

So back to the store to purchase the paints (Ex is now leaving in 3 days ) and I still changed my mind whilst in the store...Finally made a quick decision and rushed home. I painted the walls and all the trim and he got on the ladder and used the saw and we 'got 'er done' in the 3 days...phew! ! ! Now all I have to do is clean everything up and put all my stuff back up...Well it turned good and wasn't to much cost in materials and so that is my story...and you can see the pictures on the side here...Hope you approve...G-Ma :o) Hugs

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      wow..... look who's back...long time again no see...you ok my friend??? so you think so really? being a builder and all..Thank you so much...G-Ma :o) Hugs

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      soyelude 8 years ago from Lagos - Nigeria

      That bathroom...nice job....very nice G-ma....hmmmm

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Thanks G-Ma, same to you :)

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Yes for me too...LOL Have a Good week sweetie...G-Ma :o) Hugs

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Will do! and if I do, it will certainly be by accident lol

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      hee hee LOL let me know if you find one ok??? Maybe you can advise me...Good luck sweetie G-Ma :o) Hugs

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      hi G-Ma,

      Thanks for your kind words. Whatever it is going to take, I'll have to have a lot of prep work done first. Maybe I'll find a sugar-daddy LOL

      hugs back to you :)

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Trish1048::: first of all am so sorry to hear about your ex BF :o( and my prayers go to you...A gutting is a big big job cause we had done that 5 yrs. b4 I did this re-painting...so this was really much simpler....Do get professional help if you can and then the other's can help with the rest...sounds good anyways???? Thank you, I am trying to be a bit more exporeable in writing....G-Ma :o) Hugs

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      hi G-Ma,

      Your bathroom looks great!  I too, need my bathroom re-done.  Mine, however, will be a greater challenge as it needs a complete gutting.  How or when that will happen, I have no idea.  It's a fiberglass tub and I believe all the fixtures were put in place and then the walls.  My guess is that the tub will need a chainsaw taken to it just to get it out of my skinny doorway :(

      The thought of it all overwhelms me, both the cost and the labor.  It's not something I can do myself.  My last ex-boyfriend died, soooooooo,,,,,I'll either have to bribe my kid or hire someone.

      In any case, I enjoyed your hub, and it was a very pleasant change from your comfort zone.  You did well on the hub and the bathroom!  I look forward to more deviations from your usual writing :)

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      well Thank You angel...G-Ma :o) hugs

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I remembered you said you were an artist, and I have a soft spot for pictures like those on your wall. Beautiful I say :).

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      wow is good to know and also that you are better...no fun being sick and especially when alone...I know...God Bless...G-Ma :o) Hugs

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      Sciantel 8 years ago

      It's going great for me. Had the stomach flu but got over it. I have learned that Billberry isn't just good for the eyes. A mighty powerful anti-virul too, in case you ever get sick G-Ma, take 1 or two pills a day at onset of virus. Works like a charm for me!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Dotti1...woweee the 3rd  hug today thank you angel (((HUG))) for you too... well I did take the challenge...and I guess I won...but also Lost...life goes on and waits for no one...God Bless...G-Ma :o) Hugs

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Lazur..."Good things come to those who wait" wish I could be there to help you? Have a good day sweetie...G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      You took up the challenge G-Ma and won. Good for you and a great job on your bathroom. Keep it up and big hugs to you.

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      Lazur 8 years ago from Netherlands

      You deserve it G-Ma:) I'm doing fine here. Hoping I can do some decorating in a new home soon, but I'm afraid I have to be patient for a little while:)

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Lazur...two nice hugs in a row...thank you my dear...((((HUG))) back to you..and how are you doing??? Love..G-Ma :o) Hugs

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      Lazur 8 years ago from Netherlands

      You did a great job G-Ma, even if it was done in a hurry:) *hug*

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Thank You sweetie...well it was fun to try to write something different...and the bathroom was done in a hurry...actually I felt I could have done a better job but am happy with it...and that hug feels very good..here's one back (((HUG))) ...G-Ma :o) Hugs

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi G-Ma. I salute you and then run to you and give you a BIG hug because you did a wonderful job! Indeed it is a cosy bathroom. :) And what nice paintings too! :) I guess this shows, if you put your mind to it, you can do it! :) Hugs...

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Well thank you sweetie nice to hear...G-ma Hugs:o)

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      creation75 8 years ago from India

      Very Nice Decoration. You have a good choice.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      theomzone...How is that being brave??? trying to write ( which isn't my thing?) or re-doing the bathroom quickly before my ex left me??? :O) LOL It was fun in both cases..hee hee...and thanks for commenting sweetie...G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      NY Lady he did work hard and he didn't get a thing...but he was good about it...and thank you for your comment...pictures are hard to see how good it does look...G-Ma :o) Hugs

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      ajcor...well it sure looks like a jackalope doesn't it...Hippety hop...Thanks for your comment dear...and it was fun to write too...G-ma :o) hugs

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      sciantel...HI hun and thank you for your concern...yes I was upset abt the  ring...and the lost love...but life goes on and my bathroom got done too..God Bless you and how are you sweetie???all going well?  G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      gwendy...and a big thanks to you too..It was fun...I never wrote anything like this before...G-Ma :o) Hugs

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      SweetiePie thank you so much and yes most of them I did paint...thanks for noticing that...G-ma :o) Hugs

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      theomzone 8 years ago from Paradise

      You are a brave, brave woman!!!

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      NYLady 8 years ago from White Plains, NY

      Your redone bathroom looks great!! I hope you made your ex work really, really hard! And I hope you didn't give him a tip.

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      ajcor 8 years ago from NSW. Australia

      Your bathroom looks very nice G-Ma - the photos are good - is that a jackaloupe I see in one of them? cheers and thanks

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      Sciantel 8 years ago

      You have a nice bathroom and I am so sorry about your ring and the love you lost. Remember Jesus loves you and He knows what pain your going through better than anyone in your life. You take care, in Christ,

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      gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma

      Very nice G-ma, I think you did a great job.

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I loved all of your redocorating, especially the pretty pictures on the wall. Did you paint these? This is a very cute hub :).