Friday, September 24, 2010

Who Does This?

So a while back i mentioned we had a boarded up window in the back of the house. That window would have looked onto our bath tub. But i guess for privacy sake, the previous owners decided to put a sheet of plywood over it on the outside and tile over it on the inside as if it were never there.




























They must have been in some kind of hurry for privacy, because they didn't even remove the curtains before they closed up the window and tiled over it. Here's what i found during the demo. Okay seriously, who does this?





























After replacing the window with a new frosted double hung one from Home Depot, i framed up a little shelf which will hold all of my wife's lotions and potions, i re-insulated, installed new vapour barrier, cement board and a marble shelf, then i tiled the heck out of everything. Et voila!




8 comments:

threeacres said...

LOL I can't believe they left the curtain in the wall! Why would they possibly be in such a hurry? The new space looks awesome. I love the marble slab and contrasting grout color. Can't wait to see the finished space!

laurajane said...

That is hilarious- leaving the curtain up? WTF?

The tile job, window and marble shelf look amazing!

Maggie @ Okay, now what? said...

Love the curtain. You didn't want to keep it? Amazing what you find when you reno, huh? Your bathroom is looking really nice. Can't wait to see the reveal.

Lindsay said...

Laughed out loud at the picture with the curtain. AS IF! Love the pohoto of the marble and subway tile. Drooooling.

Kathy said...

That is truly bizarre and hilarious. Looks fantastic now.

Emma said...

Seriously, the funniest reno story I have heard (seen) to date. I can't believe anyone would be that lazy. Makes you wonder what else they did in a rush?

Designwali said...

too funny! But your bathroom is looking fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I cried with laughter and sadness at the sight of that curtain. So typical with so many Toronto homes. What the hell goes through peoples' minds? What you've done looks amazing. Your wife is very lucky to have such a handy guy around the house! I count my blessings to have a dad with a knack for those things since my husband shows no interest whatsoever. However he's wonderful in countless other ways (in case he's reading this).