The room has apparently been painted, and I guess I am some sort of wizard at patching walls. I haven't seen it yet but I understand that it is really nice.
A bunch of tiles fell of the wall in the guest bathroom the other night too I guess. I expected it to happen, they've been loose for a long time. I hate them anyway and planned on ripping them all off eventually.
So it looks like the tile was attached directly to plywood presumably screwed directly to the wall studs. I'm not sure it's exterior grade, but I can't see any signs of mold or anything like that. When I do actually get around to redoing that bathroom I plan to take the plywood out and use concrete board instead.
How hard is a standard bathroom renovation? I need to replace:
Vanity (something smaller, the one in there is too big for such a small bathroom).
Bathtub surround (it's an old vinyl piece of junk. Tub is really nice though, enameled cast iron, I'll probably tile around the tub).
Floor (crappy outdated vinyl junk).
Wallpaper and wall tile (I'll probably either keep the entire thing as painted drywall rather than replace the tile).
I'd rather not hire a contractor and pay the premium to do all of this. It doesn't seem THAT hard, just time consuming.