I don't have the time to dedicate to a full-on bathroom redo and certainly don't have the cash to get someone else to do it, so I am doing a few things to make it a little nicer for my boys!
I started off with a few simple goals:
- Repair the paint-job on the ceiling
- Repair the ceiling fan hole
- Beautify the interior of the shower area
- Replace the towel racks, etc...
So, here is how the Danger Zone looked like before I began:
Here is a close-up of the ceiling:
Peeling wallpaper, peeling paint on the ceiling...pretty disgusting. So, I went about tearing down all the paper on the inside of the shower, scraping the ceiling with a paint scraper, and then using a rough-grit sandpaper on a hand-sander to go over everything. All the old drywall nails that poked out were pulled and replaced with much better drywall screws:
As for the ceiling fan, the idiots who owned the house before me secured it with (get this) 2 wood screws randomly screwed from the inside of the unit into one of the joists in the attic. That's it.
So, one day when I accidentally stepped on it while up in the attic, my leg damn-near went through the ceiling. Ever since then, the drywall around the fan had just been supported by the pressure of the grate that attaches to the underside of the fan unit. So, last nite before I went to bed I went up into the attic and braced it as best I could (which is pretty good) and made some initial repairs to the ceiling:
Now, the room looks like this:
You can see the ceiling looks immensely better. Next, I gotta run out and pick up some spackle to fill some small holes. More to come...