As promised, our house has a very . . . interesting master bath. There are a few problems.
- The tub/shower has an indoor planter. . .
- And, a plexiglass screen/shed situation right outside the window.
Please feast your eyes on the before picture (note the super dingy lighting - also an issue). The white bar across the plants are our drapes. The painter thought that would be a great place for the master bedroom drapes. But, I digress.
It absolutely killed me to look at that plexiglass "situation", so I committed to using my day off today to sort it out, and take advantage of M's rental trailer to dispose of everything.
It was pouring buckets today. It's not every day I choose to tear down my master bath plexiglass "shed", but when I do, I choose the best days.
I used a mallet & was able to take down most of it in 90 minutes or so. Part of it had been exposed to the elements, so the wood wasn't exactly structurally sound. There was a small section that had either been replaced, or had dryer wood, so it was tougher to extract. I'm also counting this as my workout for the day. :-)
But, I prevailed. I got it all down, and then went to tackle the "planter box". I immediately removed all of the dead flowers (assuming it was a shallow little dip in the tub holding cute, albeit dead, potted plants,) and discovered. . . a 2' bucket of dirt. Oh boy. Seriously. It's really deep, folks. I'm going to need a wheelbarrow to remove all of the dirt. And then what? What am I going to do with this awkward space????!!
At least all was not lost. The shed came down. I got to take all of the pieces to the landfill. Plexiglass is dead. Of course, the fumigation killed the plant outside that was potentially going to offer some cover for the shower, but. . . can't win 'em all.
Later tonight, I may head back over with the wheelbarrow & my spade (because. . . they just painted the bathroom & I don't want to ding anything with a giant shovel) & get to work.
If you have tips, suggestions, or just mocking laughs for my home improvement project, please share. If you've ever seen anyone repair the planter shower box, please advise. :-)