Hey, hey! It's been a busy week around here. We're on week two of the One Room Challenge and I'm happy to share a little update. If you're new to the ORC, it's basically a six week decorating challenge hosted by Calling it Home . Over the course of six weeks bloggers renovate and makeover a room in their home, sharing updates along the way. Let's hope I actually have this space finished by week six to share our modern vintage black and white bathroom makeover!
Last week, I shared my mood board and this week I'm sharing a little update to our doors and how I removed the existing trim so I can reinstall it later.
First, we (ahem, my dad) had to remove the sink and toilet. God bless him for doing all the dirty work while I watched, learned and posed for pictures.
After the bathroom was clear it was time to remove the trim so I can paint and lay the new tile. We installed the trim a few years ago when we built this bathroom, so I removed it as carefully as I could in an effort to reuse it later. No sense it wasting perfectly good material, right?
- Wonder Bar
- Utility Knife
FIRST: Score the caulk line with your utility knife. Don't forget to score the corners where the boards join together. This allows the trim to pull away from the wall without damaging the paint and drywall.
SECOND: Line your wonder bar on the caulk line then using a hammer drive the wonder bar in between the wall and trim.
I worked my way around the room then used the same method to remove the door trim. I still have to hammer out the nails, but I'll worry about that when I'm ready to reinstall the trim.
I planned on having the room painted, but didn't have time due to some much needed wall repairs. SO.....while the compound on the walls was drying I decided I was going to paint the basement doors! I'll give you one guess what color I painted them.
So, this is where we leave off. The tile and a few accessories should arrive early next week and the artwork and new light fixture have been delivered. I can no wait to see this space complete!