If you remember from the beginning of this powder room tale, this is where we left off. Mom and I removed one layer of wallpaper and about half of the second layer.
So on day two we came back to get the rest of it. That meant that the mirror and light fixture had to come out because there was wallpaper behind them. So first mom and I took the mirror down. It was super easy and just popped right off. After moving it into the other room, mom goes back in the bathroom and says, oh my god. Cue the panic. I went back into the bathroom only to discover surprise number two. Number one was the two layers of wallpaper.
Giant holes!! That's right, these were just hanging out behind the mirror. I don't know what kind of issue they had but apparently they didn't feel like patching it.
Now dry wall patching was added to our list. This little bathroom update has gotten more involved as we go. Oh, home renovation.
When the boys were removing the vanity surprise number three was uncovered. Apparently the wiring for the light above the mirror went from the light, into the wall, you could see it through the hole, then it came out of the wall, through the vanity, ran under the faucet, under the countertop to the other wall, then through the vanity and wall, then up behind the wall to the outlet. What?!? Why was the electrical wiring for the light switch outside the wall? Why was it in the vanity? Why was it so close to the faucet and water? So now we had to make more holes in the drywall, drill through the studs, reroute the wire completely in the wall, and then patch more drywall. Yea.
So the bathroom looked like this for a while. A lamp plugged in for light. And just a toilet in the corner. We could still use it so we didn't have to go upstairs too.