Hi everyone!! Hope all is well with you
I just want to start this post off with a sincere thank you for all the love sent my way regarding our sunroom. It was definitely a labor of love and all of your comments were so sweet and encouraging. Now that the sunroom is finished, I am moving right along! Next up…the guest bath…which will soon be the munchkins bathroom! Yay!! :-)
I decided to kick off this mini reno by removing the gorgeous brass glass shower doors that graced us with its presence. There are 3 main reasons I decided to do this:
1. They will not be very conducive to having a toddler. The doors just get in the way.
2. They are sooooo hard to keep clean. Soap scum on the glass and mold growing under the caulk! Gots to go!!!!!!
3. They are not really gorgeous as stated above.
As I started this project, I googled the door removal process and didn’t really find a lot of info and so that is why I decided to share a step by step “how to remove shower glass doors” tutorial with you. Aren’t you so lucky???
Alright…let’s get this party started! Here is what we have to start with:
The shower/bath insert/surround (or whatever it’s called) is in really good shape. So, while it’s plain jane, we will hang on to it for a while longer. Embarrased to share these pics, but here we go! Example of the mold stuck under the caulk that I can never get clean:
This step is also easy and it can be interchangable with step 1. To remove the two glass doors, simply lift up on the door to remove the little wheels from the tracking located on the top bar of the frame.
I ended up removing 3 more screws. One on each side and one on the bottom.
*Almost forgot to add this step: Before moving on to step 4, you must remove the top part of the shower frame. It is very easy. Just push up on the bar and it will pop right off.*
The side bars were pretty easy to detach.
Seriously…that pic is gross. Sorry ya’ll…
Removing the bottom and final part of the frame was a little more difficult.
Then, insert your pry bar into the small area you cut away with the box knife.
So far easy peasy right?? Now, comes the annoying tedious step. Scraping off all of that caulk leftover. Why couldn’t it all have just come off with the frame?
I am not at all affiliated with this product, but I just wanted to show you what I used. It worked amazingly and did not cause any damage to the tub surround.
On the first round of this process, I just scraped off as much as I could. On the last two rounds, I first sprayed the caulk with some Goo Gone. It seemed to help.
That’s it you guys! Wasn’t too bad huh? A little gross maybe…
You may have noticed that you ended up with a few holes and maybe a stained shower/bath surround. Oh well, it isn’t the end of the world. A magic eraser removed most of the stain and I patched up the tiny holes with waterproof silicone gel to keep it from growing mold.
How much better does it look? Most importantly…it is CLEAN…and it is so much easier to keep clean.
Now it is perfect and ready for a toddler to come along and pull it all down! Haha…kidding.
Feel free to share this super easy tutorial!
Does anyone else decorate their shower with regular curtains. This is the first time that I tried it and I think that I like it!
Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend
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