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It’s Saturday, and I am happy to report that the bathroom project is moving along nicely. On Thursday, after my Wednesday full of frustration and panic, work went at a slightly furious pace, and by the end of the day the new sheet rock was up with a coat of mud and most of the tile is back down on the floor.

The siding is in place at the back of the house, which means the exterior wall is complete. The siding even got a good scrub! No more tarp as an excuse for an outside wall.

single wide trailer bathroom remodel
At the top of the above photo you can see that the ceiling around the skylight still hasn’t been repaired; I’m not sure what the plan is for that to be aesthetically pleasing.

The toilet isn’t set yet; we have to paint first, so until someone returns to sand the three coats of mud on the wall we are at a bit of a standstill. Chad and I went to pick out a paint color yesterday.

We will be purchasing an Interior/Exterior Bonding Primer from Valspar. It adheres to slick surfaces like cabinetry and vinyl, so it will be just what we need to cover the wallpaper. I have plenty of experience with Gripper, by Glidden, the original product charged with the task of bonding to slick, hard-to-paint surfaces. It works reliably every time I’ve ever used it, and I only hope its Valspar counterpart does as well. We don’t have a Home Depot in our area, and paint brands are store-loyal.

mobile home bathroom re-do
This is where the new wall joins the old wall; we’re going to paint the entire back wall one color straight across. We’re going with a darker accent color pulled from some of the detail in the wallpaper. I’m still not a fan of the wallpaper, but if I’m picking whole rooms to paint, we are starting with my kitchen before we even consider the bathroom.

Also my bath tub is clean.

Happy sigh.


Written by Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

July 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm

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  1. Wow. That is quite a lot of work!!!! Glad it is nearing completion!

  2. Oh goodness, I just caught up with your bathroom disaster. What a pain! It is coming along nicely though and once all done, it’ll be back in business and fresh looking just like your shiny tub! You deserve some new candles and a long uninterrupted bubbly soak in the tub 🙂

    • Hey Sandra!! I want my bathroom back so so so badly! It’s not as messy as it was, and we have a wall (inside and out) and a tiled floor, but there’s construction dust and extension cords covering everything and I still have no toilet in there. Boo.

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      July 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm

  3. Glad it’s getting there and you at least have a wall again – yay!x


    July 15, 2012 at 9:20 am

    • I was excited about the wall on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. But now it’s Wednesday and the wall still isn’t painted. Also still no toilet. Gah.

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      July 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

  4. I am probably too late with this tip, and I have to experience with painting non-adherent surfaces except to sand them first…but for general painting purposes, I can recommend a paint. Lowe’s carries Valspar, as you know. But what you may not know is they also have it in plain vanilla clothes for half the price. Ask for Valspar Contractor 2000 paint. It comes in all the finishes (flat, satin, semigloss, and gloss) and us an awesome product for $19 per gallon. Just used it in my crappy little apartment and got away with a single coat! Tell everyone you know. Same paint as in the $38 cans. Ha!


    July 18, 2012 at 1:37 am

    • Do they carry this in an eggshell finish? With the tintable bases for custom colors? The bonding primer is super important– and no sanding required!! But the actual paint is something I can be flexible on. But not that flexible. I’m not paying for it, see, because I rent and that’s not my job (:)). But yesterday my landlord brought a paint sample over here that was super shiny (maybe a cheap semi-gloss but it looked like high-gloss to me) gray paint that he wanted to use instead of the nice neutral sandy brown I’d picked that matches the ugly wallpaper. I had to explain that unless he is totally confident in his drywall skills he doesn’t want shiny paint cause it shows every little imperfection. It’s Wednesday afternoon… we picked out paint last Friday. I still have no paint.

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      July 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

  5. I hope it’s complete now!


    July 27, 2012 at 12:47 am

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