Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bathroom Remodel Day Two

Hello everyone!

Well, we are tackling the most difficult part of our bathroom remodel.........

the shower enclosure

So, if you ever want to know what's involved with this process, then read ahead.  Otherwise, I'll just see ya later.  This is the nitty gritty part that isn't pretty or fun.  But, the after will be very worth it (if all goes well).  

In order to paint the brass trim around the shower enclosure, it is best to remove the entire enclosure first.  There are many reasons for this, mainly because of the necessary cleaning process to prep the metal and the fumes and mess from the paint.  So, let the disassembling begin!

First you must score the seam where the silicone holds the metal to the tile.





Then, remove any screws holding it together.



Remove the shower door.



Pull off the metal trim from the glass.  Clean the glass and prop up to dry somewhere out of the way where it won't get broken.



You'll basically do that with all of the glass panels.


After everything has been removed, you will notice a lot of gunk left behind.  A lot of it is silicone residue with dirt.  Go ahead and clean all of that up.


Then, take your metal trim pieces and sand them with a sanding block to rough them up a bit.  We did ours in the garage.


Finally, you'll need to clean the metal trim pieces outside with a good cleaner like this one.  


Let them dry so that the next step is painting.

We will begin that step today (if the temperature is warm enough).  It is very important to follow the guidelines on your paint for best results.

I will share that process with you next time!

So, now you know what a chore this is!  It took us all day to get the enclosure removed and cleaned up.  We are also cleaning the tiles and re caulking the shower now.  Thank goodness we can use our other bathroom right now since this one is out of commission!

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

24 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Whew, that is a chore! But it's going to really update the bathroom! Your husband is cutie! :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Looks like you are off to a great start!

Have you seen all of the un-lacquered natural brass that is making a comeback? It is not the shiny brass, but old world looking like it came out of a French Chateau brass. It is beautiful. Check out Delores post at Vignette Design:
http://www.vignettedesign.net/2015/01/brass-or-chrome.html

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

All your work will definitely pay off. It takes time and patience, but you'll be so happy with the results! I'll be interested to see how the painting process goes. Good luck!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow...looks like a great deal of work~a true labor of love~and i know that the result will be so beautiful!
Looking forward to Part 3!!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Looks like a lot of work, Kelly but I know it is going to look fabulous. xo Laura

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing how this turns out, Kelly!

Calypso In The Country said...

Not a fun job. We had to remove our doors when we had a leak. We removed all the old silicone and then re-siliconed it. Can't wait to see how yours turns out!
Shelley

Katie Mansfield said...

This is great! I can't wait to see the reveal.

chateau chic said...

What a job! Anxious to see how it looks when finished.
Mary Alice

Little Farmstead said...

Thanks for posting on this... we have our share of gold trim in the showers and I've always wondered how they could be updated without buying everything new. Interesting... though a bit intimidating! :)

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

oh , i can hardly wait to see your updates!

Cozy Little House said...

It looks like quite a job. But soon you'll be so glad you did it and can decorate in there, and you know you're looking forward to that!
Brenda

Sally Somervill said...

I've been wanting to try this to our downstairs bathroom shower door. It's the bathroom off our family room - sort of a weird spot for a shower in the first place. I can't wait to see how yours turns out. Wishing you luck!
Sally

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Kelly this is a lot of work. I just know after you paint and get it back together it is going to all be worth it. Looks great so far.
Kris

Suzanne said...

Whoa. Serious DIYers. I will definitely share your post with others. I've had a number of friends who think they just have to gut the doors. Good to know there's a better way! Good luck. Can't wait to see the results.

Blondie's Journal said...

Looking good! Ahem...the bathroom, too, if you know what I mean!!!

Thanks for the cute comment on my post. It turned out funnier than I thought, lots of crazy stuff going on here! :)

Jane xxx

Miss Merry said...

Luckily you are not scaring me too bad yet. We are planning our own bathroom makeover! I appreciate your tips.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Tedious stuff, but will be worth it in the end!

Grady Schwartz said...

Looks like the bathroom remodeling is going very well. Everyone's doing an ace job on that project. Well, it always takes a lot of hardwork to materialize our dreams, and I believe you're all doing a great job. Kudos to everyone's effort to push through and come out successful with that project! Keep us posted! :)

Grady Schwartz @ iDesign

Missy George said...

Yikes!!! I'm sure it will be worth it in the long run!! I hope..

NanaDiana said...

A lot of work but so worth it in the end, Kelly. I have used so much TSP and recommended it to so many people over the years that I should own stock in the company. Great job so far! xo Diana

Cynthia said...

I remember tackling this job in the old house. It is a lot of work and quite a few steps with brass.

Cindy

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I don't know that I would have the patience to take on a project like that, but you will really feel good about it when it's done!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

It looks so good OPEN... even though this isn't a complete reno.. it still looks like a lot of hard work. It'll be worth it! I can tell it's going to be so pretty.