Back in April, Josh renovated half of our main bathroom but had to put the remaining half on hold as the landscaping season was starting. You may remember the after picture:
Part two of the reno involved the tub and tiles. Josh ripped out the old jacuzzi tub and lovely seashell tiles and encountered a bit of a surprise. The original builder hadn't used any type of waterproof barrier between the drywall and the tile - resulting in some mouldy drywall underneath.
This is one of those unexpected surprises that often happens in DIY renos, and just proves the old adage that a reno is ALWAYS going to cost more than you think it will. Having to rip out all the drywall and replace it with a mould-and-mildew-proof backer board ended up putting us over budget.
|Before - We had a hollow tub from April until December - not the most relaxing atmosphere!|
|During - Gutted bathroom|
|Before - boring beige walls|
|After - Granite Boulder by Behr|
|The accent colour - Squirrel, by Behr|
I find the grey makes other colours really pop out now - like with our Chinese garden stool.