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Old 04-27-2012, 02:14 AM   #61
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Very nice, thanks for sharing the pics, very inspirational.

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:43 AM   #62
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Thanks for all the positive comments; it's good to know others are getting something from my project.

I have an ambitious day planned. If all goes well this stack of white tile finds its way up the wall.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:08 AM   #63
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It is 5 ft wide and 9 ft deep. Smallish for a main bath but it makes sense given the rest of the house is also small.
Thanks, wanted to know since it looked small and was curious if the size was similar to mine. I have a about 5 ft wide by 8 ft deep bathroom, gives me hope I can fix the horrid layout of mine.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #64
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I hope I measured right...

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Yep, got it right the first time. That's not like me.

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Old 04-28-2012, 12:42 AM   #65
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Finished laying the wall tile today. I borrowed a diamond bit to drill a couple of holes.

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Cut through it like butter.

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It's been 3 weeks and 35 trips to home depot since I started the demo. Every time i think that its starting to take shape and the end is in sight, I look in my living room and see the pile of stuff waiting to go in and I'm brought back to reality; lots of work left, ugh.




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Hi Everyone,

I am just wondering if anyone knows what is a good product to use to seal the less expensive, less dense, granite bathroom vanity top that the big box stores carry? I bought a bathroom vanity set that has this type of granite and I am getting wet mark stains (temporary) every time it gets wet. I know this is not normal for granite, because I have the real thing/denser harder stone in my kitchen. I could not afford to get the more expensive granite for the bathrooms at this time and unfortunately, I trusted the big box store for my purchase. Please advice me. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:18 PM   #67
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Thapa, please start your own thread.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:38 AM   #68
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Spent the last two evenings grouting all the tile. I think it turned out pretty good

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Today I am going to modify my new vanity so it can be wedged into here. I better measure more than twice before taking out the saw

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And since the floor has been raised over an inch, I also have to deal with this.

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:27 PM   #69
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It may take you a while, but it sure looks good!
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It may take you a while, but it sure looks good!
Ain't that the truth .

Tomorrow it will be 4 weeks since I started the demo. I'm thinking tomorrow might be the day of the first shower. Uh oh, now that I've said it out loud I guess I'm committed.
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I'm sure the guy at the cabinet shop would flip if he knew I was taking a circular saw to his vanity

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Managed to get the vanity in where it belongs. Measured 3 times, crossed my fingers, then pulled the trigger on the saw.



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It's even level if you can imagine that.

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Got the flange up to.

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Wow, what a difference. Very nice!

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Well, it was 4 weeks ago today that I started this bathroom reno and I'm pretty much ready to call it finished.

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There's a few odds and ends yet to go but I'm operational. I'm going to install some wainscoting on the wall opposite the vanity, cabinet knobs, and finish the door trim and base.

Any guesses on my total DIY cost? I'll drink a cold beer for whoever is the closest

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Again, excellent work!

I'm going to take a shot & say $1650. I assume you did all the work yourself...

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