Saturday, April 11, 2009

Super Saturday - Part 1

We finally had enough time on one day with both of us home to work together at getting a bunch of things done. We had beautiful weather too, so that was quite a blessing!

As you can see above, we took the tub to DWO Enterprises to get the bottom patched with Fiberglass. We picked that up yesterday, so when the weather was so nice today, we jumped at the chance to get the tub and sink painted. Here are the before pictures!

The first coat of the Rust-o-leum Tub Restorer was awful to figure out. It has a different texture than paint, so it was difficult to tell how thick to put it on and how much to put on. Added to the curves of the tub, it wasn't the easiest thing in the world. I am the painter in the family, so this job was all mine! Of course, the reason I am the painter is because I like perfection, so I found this job to be difficult. Overall, though, the sink and tub look awesome compared to what the originally looked like! The part I didn't care for was that it dries sort of lumpy instead of smooth. For the most part, it looks really good.
Here is a picture of them both on the cabinet and floor after we got those stained today! We think they look great! Can't wait to get the plumbing to work now!
I will post another post to show you some of the other things that we did today. It's getting more exciting now!


  1. Looks great... I love the colors. There must have been Aluminitus in the air on Saturday, because I did the same and got a lot accomplished while enjoying the beautiful weather.

    I can't wait to see your trailer in person... I think we have the calendar all worked out... an Airstream trip each month for May thru September. :-)

  2. I think the tub and vanity countertop look great! If the finish really is still not as smooth as you'd like, you might try wet-sanding with some very fine-grit sandpaper, like 1200 grit, to see if that will smooth it out some.

    The vanity woodwork looks great, too. Mine was coming apart, so I'll have to rebuild it completely from scratch during the next week or so.

    Looking forward to more pictures of your progress!


  3. As totally unbiased observers, we think your rennovated bathroom fixtures look PERFECT! With the cabinets in place, it really starts to show all the progress you've made. We look forward to seeing it this summer.

    Uncle Bill and Aunt Mary