DIY Shower Door Removal

Hello My Lovelies!

Today’s post is a little DIY. Do It Yourself Shower Door Removal. I wanted to take out the shower doors in the master bathroom at my house. I’m not a huge fan of shower doors..especially old ones that have seen better days. A few reasons..they are very hard to keep clean, they cause moisture to hang around, they are loud and annoying.

What You Need

Materials
Caulk remover (I used Motsenbockers Lift Off gel)
Curtain rod
Shower curtain (a liner at minimum, plus outer decorative curtain if you like)
Shower curtain hooks
Silicone caulk

Tools
Utility knife
Screw driver
Plastic scraper or an old credit card
Caulk gun

How to Do It Yourself

You might want to enlist the help of someone. I attempted to do this project on my own but you can’t hold doors and lift stuff at the same time..so I called my partner in crime. Mom took one look at me awkwardly standing in the shower balancing the doors, laughed, and then said Let’s do this.

Step 1 • Remove the shower doors from the track.
Mine lifted up and out from a top track. The doors can be heavy, so get help on this part if you need it.

Step 2 • Remove all screws from the shower door frame.
My frame had three screws on each side and on in the bottom track. There actually was one small screw in the bottom track that was the reason I was a little hesitant when I saw the screw in the track. I had this moment of fear that their would be a hole in the bathtub, but it turned out to just be a set screw for the guide on the track. So, if that’s holding you back, do a little investigative work to determine whether the screw actually penetrates the tub body.

Step 3 • Carefully cut any caulked joints between the frame and the walls/ tub.
Be sure to hold the knife parallel to the wall and tub, not perpendicular. You don’t want to leave cuts in the wall and tub surfaces, you just want to separate the frame from the wall. Mine was caulked, and re-caulked, and caulked some more. I ended up wedging the screwdriver between the wall and the track and wiggling it until the caulk started coming loose.

Step 4 • Pop off the top track.
Mine was just kind of sitting on top. It wasn’t attached to the rest of the frame at all. A simple double tap with the palm of my hand loosened it and it lifted out easily.

Step 5 • Remove the side frames.
Have your utility knife handy in case you need to cut a little more caulk as you pull the frames from the walls. There will be caulk left behind on the tile – don’t worry about it yet!

Step 6 • Remove the bottom rail from the tub.
Prepare yourself – this is going to yucky! But this moment is also liberating; seeing your tub free of cumbersome metal frames. Think of it as having those annoying braces removed!

Step 7 • Scrape any caulk you can from the tub and the wall tiles.
This is where an old credit card can come in handy! I found it most effective in scraping up the discolored caulking left behind once the door frames were removed. You likely won’t get all of the caulk removed in this step, but that’s okay! Just get as much as you can without damaging any surfaces.

Step 8 • Use caulk remover according to packaging directions on any stubborn spots.
I applied a gel to the strips stuck on the tub, let it sit a few minutes, then scraped again with the plastic card. (As a side note, I skipped this step on the wall tiles, as my tiles are unfortunately painted. So, the caulk peeled right off of my walls, along with strips of paint, revealing pink tiles beneath the paint. Because of this, I left strips of caulk on the walls in some places, as I plan to replace the tile down the road. In the meantime, I will likely peel off the rest of caulk and touch up the tile paint, but this wasn’t done as a part of this project.) Also, our tub surface beneath the old track is pretty rough, but any discoloration came off with this step. There are still a few spots in the surface, but I far prefer them to the constantly dirty old shower door frame!

Step 9 • Fill the screw holes in the walls.
This can be done in a few ways: with special plugs inserted into the holes, or with silicone caulk matching your tile. I opted for caulk, and filled the holes with white silicone caulk. This is where the old credit card comes in handy again. Fill the holes with silicone caulk then remove excess with that credit card! Allow the caulk to set for 8 hours before exposing to moisture. If the holes have plastic anchors in them (mine did), just pull them out with a pair of needle nosed pliers before filling them.

Step 10 • Hang that glorious new rod and curtain!
I love the shower liners from Ollie’s ($3). I found my shower curtain at JCPenney’s a few months ago. Snagged it on sale, had a $10 off coupon, and another in-store 20% off coupon. I usually lay my liner out and place the shower curtain on top of it. It makes putting the shower curtain rings in easier and you’re not wobbling on a tub trying to put them in whilst holding the curtain and liner. I got my shower curtain rings from HomeGoods ($4.99 with coupon).

Then..sit back and look at your masterpiece :)

And that’s how you Do It Yourself! (BTW..the contractor was going to charge me $60 bucks to do that..it took me less than 30mts..)

XoXo!

One Handy Lemon

 

(Images Courtesy of Regina Yunghans)

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New House, New Shop, New Dog

Hey Lovelies!

It seems like July is going to be a good month for me! I’m set to close on my house this Thursday and I can’t wait. It’s so cute! The more I’m over there the more I absolutely love it. I met my new neighbors last night!! And what a surprise I had when I realized it was someone I know! (Yay for not having to live next to creepy, strangers..). They’ve lived there for 25 years and liked to have talked my ears off last night.

My new backdoor was installed yesterday :) Got to love some French doors. Next up will be the floors :) Happy 4th of July project to me!

But since I’ve got the space in my new house, Lemon’s shop is coming back. New inventory and more coming over the next couple of week’s. Check it out here!

Here’s a preview of some bangles I cranked out last night. More coming tonight!

Off to make more bangles!

Xoxo!

One Styling, Bangle Stacking Lemon

Thankful Thursday!

Is it Thursday already? I feel like this week is flying and crawling by all at the same time..but’s here’s what I’m thankful for this week!

1 – Bargain Brooks

I’ve been wanting to try a pair of Brooks out..but not at the $125 price tag. This week I found a pair this week at a Rugged Warehouse store for $44 and decided to try them out. SOOOOO COMFY! I’m running in them today for the first time :) I’ll let ya know how it goes.

2 – Mr. Peacock has arrived..and he’s wild!

Our last peacock was eaten by an owl..it’s a crazy story..a grown peacock getting picked up and hauled off by an owl? I wouldn’t even believe it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes. But needless to say..the farm finally has a new peacock stud..and he thinks he’s hot stuff. He’s very wild and smart.

3 – New House

My new house-to-be is coming right along! I should be closing on it the last week of the month. I’ve been scouring the internet for remodeling ideas. It’s an older house that needs some TLC and the living room/dining room has an interesting layout. Last night I found exactly what I had been thinking in picture form :) Exciting!

4 – DIY Projects

I’ve been trying to do one new DIY project each week. This week I’m tackling scrap fabric rugs. So easy..all you need is a stack of old t-shirts and a hula hoop. They work up really quickly! I’m thrilled to be using so much of my scrap fabric.

5 – Church!

I’ve been struggling a lot lately with where I am supposed to be plugged in at church. There were several issues at the church I was attending that I did not feel comfortable with. After praying and seeking God, I knew it was time to start looking for a church home. I visited several churches but one just seemed to fit. I’ve been attending there now for about 2 months and I can’t begin to tell you how much I love it. I literally count down until I get to go to church. It’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited about worshiping. They have a huge college and career ministry and I LOVE IT! I’m no longer the awkward single, childless, never married girl in my Sunday school class. There are 15 other girls all walking the same path as me and THEY ROCK! We have monthly Bible study and I wish we had it every week! I love sitting cross legged in Rebecca’s living room digging into the word.

6 – Halfway There!

I’m really thankful that God made people to endure med school! RJ is halfway through with block :) I’m thankful that he’s got 7 tests under his belt this week and only 7 more weeks to go! (Not that I’m counting or anything..) This girl is ready for him to have some free time! Because secretly I really just want to go eat Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice cream with him :)

 

What about you? What are you Thankful for this Thursday?

XoXo!

One Peachy Lemon

 

Best Birthday Weekend – Part 1

So this weekend has pretty much been the best weekend of my life..Yep..pretty positive about that. I had a birthday on Friday :) I decided this year that if I had to get another year older I might as well do it in style!

It all began Wednesday night. I traveled 40mts to pick up my corn hole set from a girl who was sweet enough to make me one. I decided, after contemplating the plans online, that constructing one was a little out of Lemon’s league this week. I called Lilly to see if she was busy and somehow managed to convince her to come help me paint corn hole boards. We managed to get two coats on before it was too dark to see.

Thursday night was a pre-birthday dinner at Mellow Mushroom. My friend Nathan works at our local Mellow and we conveniently share the same birthday! We had a blast hanging out and catching up. Nathan and Lilly thoroughly embarrassed my by telling everyone it was my birthday over the loud-speaker. I acted mortified..but I secretly loved it :) Nate was even sweet enough to make me a birthday pretzel!

Friday I enjoyed a day off. I’ve come to the conclusion I don’t take enough of them. I planned my menu out for the Carolina Cup and headed into town to buy groceries.

Here was my menu:

Veggie Tray | Oreo Balls | Spinach Artichoke Dip Bites | Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

A Peep Bouquet | Mexican Dip w/Chips | Buffalo Chicken Dip | Garlic & Lime Salsa | Black Bean & White Corn Salsa | Key Lime Cookies | Pink Lemonade Cookies

Let me just say… PINTEREST is evil at 2am..but since I was already having a night of insomnia..I figured I might as well be productive.  I wrote my shopping list down and by 7am I was in the parking lot at the grocery store. I came to the conclusion that shopping for groceries that early is the way to go. I got in, I got out.

Next stop was Lowe’s to get some teal paint. I took my corn hole chevron bag along to show Mr. Joe what color I wanted. Thanks to technology he was able to color match it with little difficulty.

I can home, threw the spinach artichoke bites together and into the oven. While they were cooking I painted my chevron’s on. I am seriously the queen of multitasking. While they were drying, I was mixing up dip. Two dips going on the stove, bites in the oven and I mixed my cookies up to spoon onto the pan. My cousin arrived at 11 am to help before she went to work. I taught her how to make Oreo balls. We had a slight mishap and mixed in chocolate chips (they are typically supposed to be melted and you dip the balls into them.) yet in our mishap we might have created the most epic Oreo ball ever! SOOOOO GOOD!

That afternoon I ran into town to pick up extra tickets for the Cup. Thankfully one of my friends had some he needed to sell so we got them cheaper than we would have if we’d got them at the Cup the next day.

I ran back home and changed..then it was off to Gram’s for birthday dinner and Broadway! My mom and dad treated me to Neil Berg’s 102 Years of Broadway and dinner at Chilli’s. I had really wanted to go to Longhorn for dinner but we arrived to a 3hr wait time. So it was off to Chilli’s! I must tell you I was really irritated when Chilli’s took their Chicken Fajita Pita off the menu. But..they’ve pacified my irritation with the Caribbean Chicken Salad and the Bacon Avocado Chicken Sandwich (which 1/2 the time they forget to put avocado on..). It was a great dinner out with my family :)

We headed into town to watch Neil Berg and he did not disappoint! I was extremely excited to see Rebecca Pitcher. For those of you who aren’t Broadway nerds, she played Christine in the Broadway adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera in 2006. Her voice was amazing. She of course did a few numbers from the Phantom including Angel of Music. Neil always brings such a great history of Broadway to life throughout the show. This is the second time I’ve seen them. Last year I saw 101 years of Broadway on my birthday weekend no less :) The show was awesome..they played hits from Cabaret, Kiss Me Kate, Phantom, Les Miserables and Guys and Dolls.

Neil was wonderful enough to wish me a Happy Birthday post show. The director of the Arts center and I share the same birthday and she had told him it was mine as well. He even autographed my program for me! Another priceless treasure to add to my theatre box :)

It was home to finish last-minute Cup details..I was really bummed because it was POURING rain. I crossed my fingers and said a prayer that it wouldn’t rain the next day.

Xoxo!

One Sleepy Lemon