Friday, September 8, 2017

Bathroom Renovation Part 1,000,000

A while back all we could talk about was our bathroom renovation and then...nothing. What's going on? 

Well, let me tell you. Very little. 

We've pretty much decided that the bathroom has a soul and it is pure evil. Re-tiling the bathroom turned out to be a huge undertaking that involved racing to the tile store for another box of tile and one night that went on until 3 AM, but once we were past that part we thought we were home free. That turned out not to be the case at all. 

The bathroom has fought us each step of the way. For example: 

  • It turns out the vanity is slightly smaller (like 1/2 inch in all directions - shorter, shallower, narrower) than the previous vanity, so we didn't prep and paint the walls far enough. Back to patching and painting. 
  • Because the vanity is slightly smaller, the light fixture wasn't centered over the vanity. 
  • And the baseboard was too short. 
  • And though we bought a Moen faucet of the same type that we already had for the tub/shower combo, things have changed and what was there wasn't quite right, so we had to figure out how to make it work and our perfectly centered faucet hole in the tile, ended up being too low. 
  • This faucet perfectly covered the hole,
    until it had to screw onto the copper pipe.
  • And suddenly there are scratches on the top of the vanity. How did that even happen? 

Scratch number one
Not one, but two scratches. How? Why? 
Each thing we fix ends up creating more things that need fixing. Add in a trip to China and we have zero motivation to work on the evil bathroom of evilness. So, we hope the bathroom will be done someday, but we're not sure what day that will be. 

Once this project is done and the travail fades from our minds like the pain of passing a kidney stone, I am sure we will love it. But for now, this bathroom is teaching us about finding the humor in the not so pretty parts of your loved, lived life. 

Do you have any home improvement horror stories? We would love to hear them! 

Also, if you have any suggestions on how to remove scratches from a stone counter top, we would love those too. 

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