Home Improvement Project

Ugly Bath


I’ve been frequenting the home improvement stores lately, hoping to get a glimpse of one of those DIY Network House Crashers crews. Well, maybe not for that exact purpose, but running into them would have been a very nice perk. After all, we have a kitchen and two baths that they could do wonders with. Besides, Matt Muenster of Bath Crashers is from the Twin Cities area and many of his bath crashes take place in town. Why couldn’t it happen to me?

Well, it didn’t, but that’s okay. You see, I have a son who’s taking a marvelous class this trimester: Home Maintenance. This class has taught him basic home maintenance skills (that I somehow lack) including plumbing and electrical wiring. For one class assignment, he had to do a major project at home, and boy did we have a fun job for him!

Check out that ugly bathroom pictured above. (The people who owned this house before us had a love affair with wallpaper, having papered nearly every wall in the house. Thankfully, most of that paper is now long gone.)

Remodeled Bathroom


Anyway, my son was given the task of remodeling that ugly room. He scraped off the wallpaper, spackled holes, primed, painted, changed fixtures, and voila! we have a bathroom I’m not ashamed to let guests use.

And my son got 100% on the project. Who needs Matt Muenster, right?

(Dear Matt Muenster, on the very narrow, nearly impossible chance you happen to read this post, I would heartily welcome you into my home. I’d love for you to knock out some walls and turn our teeny upstairs bath into a spa. My son would love to help you. Maybe his whole class! Just sayin’…)

Comments 6

  1. Bravo! Looks like your son has a talent for this. What a great class. And it would be so cool if you got the attention of Matt Muenster. Send your blog post to the newspaper or post it in a comment if Matt has a website. Fun!

  2. What? You changed my favorite bathroom? Just kidding, and at least in the photo, looks gorgeous! Nice job to whichever son did this-my compliments!

    1. Ahh, I knew it was your favorite. 🙂 Actually, when we moved in, we liked the paper. Now I look at that picture above & cringe.

      The bath remodel isn’t quite complete yet, either. We want to replace the pedestal sink with something that has storage, and I have to find a picture or something to spruce up the bare walls. Still, I like the room much better now.

  3. Yes, Matt Muenster! Please come redo a bathroom in our house! We could use it! And yes, the bathroom does look much better now.

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