Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

What Have I Been Doing?

My husband and I recently decided to renovate the bathroom. We live in a 30 year old mobile home, and the bathroom, especially, needed a face-lift. Here are some pics:

The room is 9'x5'. This shows the (partly removed) vanity and the original wall treatment. The floor and the toilet will remain.

This shows a tub we put in several years ago, and
the green wallboard we put up. That job was not ever finished...
The tub had a surround, but we took it down before this photo was taken.

The new tub. We had to remove some of the wallboard to get it in, not to mention tipping it on its side so it would go through the door and by the toilet.

The new surround. We put the pieces of wall board back so there would be a surface to glue to...

New wall covering next to the old.

The new vanity.  It is just a little larger than the old one, but we decided to use the original vanity top. The piece leaning against the wall will be inserted in the gap. We also decided to re-use the sink and faucet we already had, which were still in good condition and looked nice.They were not original with the home... I will be glad to have drawers!

This is how the tub looks today. I like it!

And this is the latest picture I have of the vanity. Actually, the sink is in and my husband is trying to get the water lines to quit leaking.
We are working on trim today.

Stay tuned for another post...

Now, on another note, I have been given an award! Thanks to Patricia for the Awesome Blog Content Award! I am supposed to pass it on, and I am choosing Don't Convert Me and The Fragile X Files. They are awesome because they make me think. Check them out!


Kay L. Davies said...

Leaky pipes in winter — not fun — but it looks like you're doing a good job of the remodel. I like the new look on the walls!
We're looking into a kitchen reno, but so far we're just collecting quotations from cabinetmakers, no decisions have been made, except "I hate the kitchen" which I decided years ago. LOL
All the best to you,

Joyful said...

I like the tub too! It is not much fun renovating a bathroom. I hope it is done and back to normal for you soon.

Wendy said...

Your new bathroom looks amazing! Nice job!!

Vores have said...

Hello Dimple.
It's a lot of work to renovate a bathroom - good luck with it, am excited to see it finished.
Wishing you a good Sunday.
Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

rjerdee said...

Bathroom rennovations can be tricky if working with professionals...getting the schedules to work out. But it looks as if you and your hubby are do-it-yourselfers and can control just how things go...lucky ducks!
Looking forward to the final review!

cieldequimper said...

Very nice. You have just reminded me that 2012 is the year I'm supposed to do our bathroom. Problem is, I haven't saved enough yet...

NitWit1 said...

We live in a 30 year old double wide mobile. Almost every room has hand partial or total remodelling moe than once. I love the kitchen best as we tore out all the cabinets, bought cabinets from Home Depot that we put together, but they were finished. We put bead board behind them and built a island with more electric outlets.

One bathroom has a comfort toilet and new vanity. I would like to remove the tub/shower comb w/sliding glass doors and replace with one or those walkin tubs you see on TV, as I cannot use the current tub with my bionic knees. However, since we put a new 4 foot shower (nearly walkin) in the other bathroom and a full handicap toilet plus new lavatory I am content. I'd like to repanel or change wallpaper. We also have vertical shades with solar shades behind them in all rooms of the house. The toilet heights are great for persons with bad hips and knees. I always wondered why regular toilets were lower than a standard chair!!!

Yours really looks nice -- waiting for more installments.

Oh yea, in the washroom, I refaced the typical mobile home cabinets with new doors and paint. Made a huge difference. Not any cheaper than replaceing cabinets, but not so much wear and tear on the body.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very nice job! Boy, do I ever know how much work a renovation can be! My husband and I are tearing carpet and tiles off out kitchen floor so we can put down new tiles. The carpet had been in for more than three decades so it was time...over-due, actually...for a reno. :)

Paulie said...

Great job! I wish I had a tub like that! (Only a shower here._

Anvilcloud said...

Quite a change. I admire your efforts ... as I sit around and do little but read these days.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic work - what a marvelous renovation. I need to do some home remodeling.

DUTA said...

Yay! A new tub, new vanity, new wall covering ; That's a good start of the new year 2012.
May you greatly enjoy the renovated bathroom!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

We totally gutted the master bedroom, bath hallway and guest room three years ago. We moved walls in the bath to make room for my jacuzzi tub. Seemed like it took forever gettin' all the leaks stopped on the new pipes.

'Seems like new would mean no leaks, huh???

Your bathroom is beautiful, quite a transformation there sweetie. You're gonna enjoy it!!!

Congratulations on the well deserved awards!

God bless and have a magnificent day! :o)

Anonymous said...

Oh yay! A project. We remodeled our house in Oregon up to and including the day we put it on the market when we started full-time RVing. After 11 years free of remodeling we bought the park model and we're already full of ideas and planned projects. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted!

Your Bathroom looks great.

Crown of Beauty said...

What an exciting renovation, especially since the bathroom is where we spend some time every day for sure, without fail!

Looking forward for more pics!

ANd hey, congrats on your award. It is true your blog has good content. You deserve it!