It was time! The house was built in 2005 and had an old aged look about it. When you sit on the throne, you want to feel that spa like serenity. You want to feel accomplished and refreshed. So, it had to be changed! Step 1: Dismantled the old vanity and removed it along with the toilet and baseboards with a few screw drivers. Then used a sharp knife to cut the caulk on the tops of the baseboards and a thin piece of wood to place behind the thin pry bar when pulling the baseboards off the wall so it wouldn't puncture the sheet rock. Then proceeded to tear it all out. Step 2: Tore out the hard wood floor. This required me to use a circular saw and cut down the room to leave 2 -3 foot sections. (made it easier to tear out without splintering) Used a heavy Thor like Hammer and a crow bar. I would place the crow bar under the piece of hard wood, hammer it under it, and them pry it upward until it popped out. Once the whole room was finished, I took the hammer and laid it sideways on the ground, would slide it into the middle of the staples still stuck in the floor, and would pop them out with it. (sort of like removing a nail in a piece of wood) Step 3: I removed the bead board from the walls. Then took a 1/2 Inch board of ply wood and ripped it into 6 inch sections. ( you can rip it into whatever width you want for your own project). Then simply measured each piece, cut them to length with a miter saw, and installed it on the wall (starting at the top moving down to the floor) with an 18 gauge Brad nail gun. In between each piece of wood I used Nickels as spacers to maintain the same space on each piece of wood. Once the room was installed, I caulked the corners and my wife pained them. Step 4: We had a company called JBK Services, Inc. install the new hard wood floors as it kept the warranty intact. Step 5: The new Vanity. I installed a new vanity to update the feel and look and ran into a few road blocks that were easy to solve. When I installed it, I found that the cold water pipe coming out of the wall would hit the backside of the 2nd drawer. So, I took the drawer apart and shortened it, brad nailed it back together, used a staple gun to attach the bottom, and it fit perfectly without hitting the cold water pipe! Step 6: Reinstalled the toilet. Very important to ALWAYS replace the old piping with the new braded cables and a new wax ring under the toilet before you set it. It prevents any leaking and looks a lot nicer as well.
Step 7: Clean up and show it off!! Enjoy the new Throne room!