Bathroom Disaster

In a previous post I asked your opinion on colors for my master bath.  I decided to go with a lighter colored ceiling and darker walls.Untitled sonataIt definitely needs some crown molding to show the contrast of the colors but I really love the soft blues.

IMG_1603But the reason for this post is to show you my disaster.  I have people ask me all the time, “Do all your projects turn out perfect?”  The answer is a big, fat NO! 

Do you ever start a project and then have a snafu and get mad at the project?  So you decide you will “teach the project a lesson” and not work on it for two weeks until it is ready to be beaten into gorgeous submission?  And then all of the sudden you hear it mocking you and saying “I won, nah nah nah nah boo boo!”  GRRRRR!

I told you before how we removed our standard builder’s grade tub with a more spacious one here.  When you install a tub surround the lip of the surround is actually under the sheet of drywall.  So when you remove the surround and install a new one you have a gap all the way around.

IMG_1455 To drywall that little area and then mud and sand it would be a pain in the booty.  So I decided to just put molding around it, paint and caulk it.

Brilliant idea right?  I thought so.  In my impatience I purchased non-paintable caulk and caulked all the edges. Then I went to paint it.

BIG MISTAKE! IMG_1467

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UGGGGH!!! I don’t think I can play it off as the crackle finish either.  So now I have to tear it all down and buy all new molding (I tried scraping it off to no avail) and new caulk.  GRRRRR!

No Midas touch here people!  I am going to quiet the screaming project and get back on the horse and try again…with paintable caulk. GRRRR!!!!

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  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Ya win some, ya lose some, right? I am sorry you have to redo it. I'd be really really bummed to. It stinks to have to redo something that you've already put a lot of elbow grease (and caulk) into. ;)

  • Jen@balancing Beautyand Bedlam

    Oh girl, I feel your pain, but at least you're doing something. I.AM.NOT!

  • [email protected]

    awww man! so sorry! You know, I feel like I learn something on EVERY project I do.
    Good luck with the removing! :(
    gail

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  • frillsfluffandtrucks

    Ugh, that totally stinks. :(

    ~ Sarah

  • Amy

    AGGGHHH!!!! I did that once – - not cool! I currently have a bathroom snafoo going on also! I forgot that these walls have never been painted before and they soaked up more paint than usual – - so I have 3 and 3/4 walls painted – - now what do I do? I used oops paint, so I can't get more of the exact color – - time to get creative I guess! :)

  • Lori

    Awwww..so sorry! I have done things like that before! Good luck on the 2nd go around!

  • Dawn

    Well…. if it makes you feel any better, you probably will help countless women out there with our remembering what NOT to do… does that help? No? *sigh* Darn bathtubs.

    Love the paint though – so that is a really bright side!

  • Tamara

    Big BUMMER.

  • Katie

    when you take the moulding down you can scrub off the caulk with a remover (they make caulk remover that works great.. just ask the people at the paint counter – DO NOT use this while the moulding is still attached near your tub surround.. it will eat through the tub surround) That would save you some monies on moulding but not so much on time.. :( The paint colors look awesome though!

  • Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage

    Ugh that sucks!! Happy remolding to you! :)

  • Clean and Classic Interiors

    Well now, there is one bright side…you like your paint colors!

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    Oh, gosh, I'm sooo sorry. That's exactly the reason why when I hear Hubby saying, "Colleen can do _____ (whatever)" I have to stop him.
    Being self-employed he always figures any money is good money. Noooo! I've had more oopsies than I care to count.
    But thanks for sharing anyway. It's nice to know we all have issues.

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    Oh, gosh, I'm sooo sorry. That's exactly the reason why when I hear Hubby saying, "Colleen can do _____ (whatever)" I have to stop him.
    Being self-employed he always figures any money is good money. Noooo! I've had more oopsies than I care to count.
    But thanks for sharing anyway. It's nice to know we all have issues.

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    Oh, gosh, I'm sooo sorry. That's exactly the reason why when I hear Hubby saying, "Colleen can do _____ (whatever)" I have to stop him.
    Being self-employed he always figures any money is good money. Noooo! I've had more oopsies than I care to count.
    But thanks for sharing anyway. It's nice to know we all have issues.

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    Oh, gosh, I'm sooo sorry. That's exactly the reason why when I hear Hubby saying, "Colleen can do _____ (whatever)" I have to stop him.
    Being self-employed he always figures any money is good money. Noooo! I've had more oopsies than I care to count.
    But thanks for sharing anyway. It's nice to know we all have issues.

  • Michelle Hoad

    Thank goodness it wasn't a horrendously expensive mistake. Thanks for letting us all think you are actually human for a moment. Even though we know the real truth.

  • Anonymous

    Been there! But my husband ( a painters son) knew better. It was the contractors for our new house that used reg. and not paintable caulk in all of our baths and kitchen. He had to scrape it all off, recaulk, and then repaint the areas that were near the caulk. I thought this might make you feel better because 1) A contractor, who should know better, made the mistake and 2) We have 3 1/2 baths(yes we are blessed)! That was a lot of caulk!

    Happy Learning!
    Krystal

  • phekkin_nej

    Do you happen to have a link to the tub and tub walls you purchased?

  • Tyree

    I almost did that once now I check really careful. How do you like the walls though :) I'm pretty sure that was my vote, but can't fully remember (anything ever) :)