Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bathroom Remodel

As most of you know, Michael and I live in a teacher house in Wilson, TX. Never heard of it? I hadn't either. I suppose only the 532 people that live here had heard of it. The day I interviewed out here, I was told if I were to be offered the position, we could live in one of the teacher houses for only $50 a month. Really? Yes, really. So after I was offered the position and accepted, we started working on the inside of the house. The walls and ceilings were cracking and the bathroom, oh the bathroom! We painted every wall, all ceilings in the house and ALL of the trim. It was VERY time consuming but totally worth it. The carpet was only about a year old so once we got the painting done, it looked awesome! Now...back to the bathroom. It was DISGUSTING to say the least. It smelled like mold. Whoever lived here before us (which I found out was the young, single Ag teacher) textured the walls AND the shower walls and painted them. Yes, he PAINTED the shower walls! Not to mention, there was a disgusting window on the back wall of the shower which was very hard to avoid while trying to get clean.If you know me at all, you know I am obsessed with taking showers. Do you know how horrible it was to take a shower in a disgusting shower for 4 months (while I waited so patiently for my husband to start the remodel)? Ok, so it could have been worse. I know. If you only knew what we grew up with :) So, we tore down the shower walls and found rotting and molded sheet rock. Awesome. Michael also discovered a leak under the house. No wonder it smelled! The plumbers fixed the leak, Michael replaced sheet rock and shower walls. I painted the walls and ceiling...and now we have a clean bathroom!

Before:





After:





And the rest of the house...
Master Bedroom:

Living Room:

Guest Bedroom/Office:

Kitchen/Laundry Room:
Not too bad for $50 a month, eh? :)

16 comments:

jules said...

michael, i'm totally impressed! the bathroom looks fantastic! and, mel... the house is so cute! you've done a great job decorating! all for $50 a month? amazing! love y'all!

Jamie said...

it is beautiful!

Melody Forest McKee said...

Thanks people! I wish I would have taken before pictures of the whole house. It was HORRIBLE!

Auntie Ann said...

I must say I am very impressed! I didn't know ya'll were so handy at remodeling. Your home is very nice. That cedar chest sure looks familiar.

Melody Forest McKee said...

Yeah I stole it from Mimi :) AND it matches our bedroom set perfectly!

April L. said...

LOVE IT!!!! I didn't know Michael was such a handyman. How nice! Your house is really super cute.

The von Minden Family said...

Great job guys!!!...it looks awesome:)

Michael Mckee said...

I wasn't a handyman before moving into this house. I've had to learn real fast though! :)

Janna said...

SUPER cute!
Good job on the bathroom!

Amy Clark said...

awesome work guys!!!

Michelle said...

i wish that we could live someplace like that for $50 a month!! WOW!!!

Looks great!!

Ellison said...

Wow...I'm so impressed my little industrious duo! Way cute! I can tell you guys have been working very hard!

Cathy said...

Looks awesome!! Good job!

Jennifer K said...

Looks great! Y'all are very talented!

Grammy Forest said...

Wonderful decorating job and of course the remodeling. If you ever move, whoever gets the benefit of your hard work, I know will certainly appreciate it.

Amy B. said...

What?? And this whole time I thought you were living in some dump or something. It's nice! You have one of those full-length wall heaters? I had one in my little alley house and I loved it. So great on cold days! You've done a great job with the place. I think they should stop making you pay rent all together since you've fixed it up so nice.