I know you've seen the old bathroom and the beginnings of the new Hick House bathroom, but you haven't seen it 95% complete. So bear with me as I document its progress. I'll spare you the old bathroom with the full toilet that was scrapped and scrubbed into a back porch storage room. We'll start with the room across from the kitchen that Hick chose to become the bathroom.
By March 14, the free shower Hick picked up along the road had been set in place, as well as the toilet he had over in the BARn.
By April 2, HOS had scraped and stained the bathroom floor, and put in the toilet drain pipe, and framed in the tub (which was also picked up on the road free, with the shower). Hick has the door on, and is revealing himself in the medicine cabinet he got for a song at the auction. Not a literal song. They would have made him pay to sing. Hick has a good voice, but his repertoire is limited to "Elvira" and "Daddy Sang Bass."
Other rooms took precedence for a while, but as of June 11, the bathroom was operational, with just a few minor tweaks left, and some fancy free lights, and possibly a different medicine cabinet. And actually a different sink (also free), which was switched out due to the (free) plumbing hardware available.
HOS was finishing some tile on the side of the tub.
He had run the plumbing for the shower and washer/dryer hookup, and trimmed out the wall.
That's the last you'll see of the bathroom, since it wouldn't be polite for Hick to go take pictures now that HOS and family have moved in!
Tomorrow: the kitchen, which most of you have seen already, in fits and starts. It seems more dramatic when before and after are in the same post.
that is great that all of this was mostly free. What a bargain. Love the tile.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure where HOS came up with the tile, but I'm pretty sure he didn't go buy it off the shelf.Delete
I am impressed with all the side of the road finds. You ought to send him up tot eh city when they have large trash pick up days in differnt neighborhoods. It is amazing what people throw away. This little houseis home now. Fun to watch the progress.ReplyDelete
I'm almost afraid to bring up that idea! Hick would have a blast.Delete
The man has skills!ReplyDelete
That's one thing I can't complain about.Delete
It's nice to see the sequence of before becoming after. Gotta love free stuff.ReplyDelete
No need to let a $5000 house go to waste!Delete
I am speechless! What a bargain hunter Hicks is!ReplyDelete
Hick definitely squeezes the value out of a buck!Delete
I always make it a challenge to do projects using as many things on hand as I can. Love it that Hick will salvage those road finds!ReplyDelete
Yeah, he just HAD to have them! Held onto them for two years. You never know when you might need a shower and a bathtub.Delete