So, um, I really hope this is one of those photos I’m going to look back on in a few years and have a good laugh at how revolting my beautiful bathroom used to be back in 2007:
Yeah. Today we pulled off the rest of the masonite paneling from the walls, revealing (of course) more of that rock-hard mastic that was smeared all over the beautiful old beadboard wainscotting during a previous owner’s awful attempt at renovation.
After much struggling with rusted screws, we also managed to pull up the plywood subfloor. The original floorboards were rotted pretty badly around the drains and had to go. At this point, it looks like we’ll either be trying to do a patch to match the remaining, intact boards (which are 7/8″ thick and apparently not something you can just pick up at Lumber Liquidators), or we’ll just have to replace ALL of the flooring with new pine boards. Either way, the finished floor will mostly likely be painted wood.