Master Farmhouse Bathroom Renovation
After a year of planning our Master Bathroom renovation is underway! One thing we have learned with any DIY, is once you start there is no turning back. We are including the before (not so pretty) and the after (pretty…pretty…) We had so much fun working with build.com too curate our master bathroom remodel with our new sinks and faucets to complete this space.
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Our home was built in 1912, however our section of the house was a recent addition by previous owners. They had done a wonderful job with the bathroom but the colors and style was not the “farmhouse style” look we wanted.
The first thing we did was remove the stone countertop by using a 12″ crowbar. We carefully broke the silicone bead on the backsplash and the underside of the countertop. Once we had the countertop loose we could easily freely move and disconnect the water sources.
You can see here we carried the old counter and sinks in one piece outside.
While removing the old countertop backsplash we did run into some damage on the drywall. So we had to repair that with some wall putty. Make sure you feather the putty, let it dry properly, then we use the gator sand pads to smooth the space. We then had to repaint this part of the wall to match the previous paint color we added to the surrounding walls.
Now we had to dry fit the new butcher block countertop. Now it was time to determine the hole locations for the new sinks and faucets. I used my Ridgid Router R86044 with the Tools Today Amana tool MRR108 1/16 radius round over bit to remove all the sharp edges on the countertop.
After we completed the step we drilled all the holes for the fixtures. I used my battery powered Ridgid hand drill model number R86116.
We finished all the holes and then sanded down the countertop, for a smooth finish. To sand I used my Dewalt handheld sander model DWE6421 and used diablo sandpaper 120 grit thru 320 grit until the top was completely smooth. We sanded and did all the countertop work in the garage.
I decided to carry the countertop to a clean room, where I could safely add final clear coat. I use Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish Clear Coat and my Homeright Super Finish Max Extra paint sprayer (to water seal the counter top.)
Now was the fun part…put it all back together!! We placed the new farmhouse sinks we picked out from Build.com. Added the new faucets and the new drains, and viola! Our bathroom remodel is off to an amazing start.
We hope you enjoyed reading about this renovation! Check out our blog on how we installed our own affordable shiplap entryway!
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