The mudding - sanding - repeat process takes a goodly amount of time. The 4th coat of mud was applied just yesterday and I simultaneously made a decision about the door.
The previous door opened INTO the bathroom, which is already about the size of a phone booth. I originally thought I would replace it with a pocket door, but while installing the additional outlet I was able to see inside the wall that would house the door while open. In my opinion, there were too many studs and electrical connections in there. I didn't feel like moving all that so I've decided to use a mirrored barn door.
Demolition of door frame:
I will only need to buy the hardware, as any of these will be easy for me to make. Full length mirrors on both sides will provide the illusion of expansion as well as dressing glass.
Day Five (after ? days break)
Patch and seal where tiles were removed.
Mud to bring patch level with the rest.
First coat of mud applied as far up as I can reach.
Steve has volunteered to be on the hook for the upper mudding
and the sanding that has to happen between each coat of mud.