Out with the Old and in with the New

We have lived in our trailer/mobile home (it has taken me quite some time to call it either of those words) for about 5 1/2 years now, and I’ve been wanting to replace the tub and tub surround for about that long.  Well, it wasn’t until about a year ago we seriously considered it.  We looked around for several weeks to months and found a few we thought would work with our budget (it was pretty small) and that would look good and would give the bathroom an updated look that would last several more years.  We didn’t find a tub that was the exact size of the one we have.  We though it was because the bathroom is super small and maybe older trailers have smaller tubs??  We didn’t know for sure.  We kept having the feeling that we’d get it all torn out and all the new tub bought and it wouldn’t fit.  So, we decided against it, I was super sad, because our surround is probably the original and it is made to look like marble, but it doesn’t (if you’ve seen it, you know).  So, Tyson just re-caulked the tub because it was pretty bad and it always looked dirty.  That actually helped a lot!!  Now it looks much cleaner.  So, you ask, why is this post called “out with the old and in with the new”?  Well, the faucet was super disgusting too and we were going to replace that when we replaced the tub.  Then we were going to just replace the faucet, but all the hardware store faucets were outrageously expensive.  It was going to be close to $100 to get pretty much the same faucet we had.  So, we didn’t do it.  Then just recently we thought about it again, and decided to check amazon (it wasn’t this exact one, but close) and found several we liked that were under $100.  So, we plunged and bought the faucet with the more antique looking handles.  We thought it would go well with our fake marble tub surround.  Tyson thought it would only take a couple of hours, but that turned into almost the whole day.  You see, our second bedrooms closet is right against the tub faucet.  So, Tyson cut a hole in the wall to get to it.  It worked for the most part, but the wrench he was using to loosen the bolts was too big when it came to the hot water knob (the water heater sits right up against the tub faucet and handles).  So, he ended up taking out the water heater and fixing it that way.  I tried to help as much as I could, but I am not a strong person at all, no upper body strength.  He did great and got it finished.  Even though it was a long process, I am happy with the result.  What do you think?

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  1. Pingback: Out with the Old in with the New: Part 2 | purelygenuine

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