We started by sanding down all of the paint to prep the surface. The cracks and peeling paint was scraped down, and then we spackled the holes and uneven surfaces. The spackle had to dry overnight, and once it was set we sanded it down smooth to match the rest of the wall. We don't have any pictures of this part, but we do have pictures of what the bathroom looked like once we finished sanding and spackling.
We also decided to remove the bathroom sink because it was tiny. Everytime we washed our hands, brushed our teeth, or washed our faces, we got water all over the sink and it ended up dripping down the side of the vanity (which was cheap fiberboard) and was in general poorly designed. And the faucet was so tiny, the water ran down next to the back wall of the sink, so you had to stick your hands back all the way to get them wet. Sometimes my hands would hit the back wall. Who designed that so stupidly? Is there really a point to that kind of thing, or was it a mistake? We are looking for a bigger and better sink on craigslist or at IKEA.
So here are a few pictures of the project so far:
View of the toilet all covered in newspaper to protect it from stray paint drops.
The bathroom after two coats of primer. Its starting to look much better!
To be continued. . . . .