So we’ve been working some on our house. First we remodeled the downstairs bathroom. Then we had new siding, new windows, and a new roof put on. Joy. Sigh.
Last week I bought a new dining room table and chairs. Now my dining room is tiny. As in approximately 8’ x 8’ and in that 8’ we need to have a walkway to the living room.
I had a square, counter-height, table in there which sat four. Six if you smushed together. I wanted a counter-height table for when I cut fabric for quilts.
Guess when the last time I cut fabric was?
That’s right. I can’t even remember when it’s been so long.
So I bought a round table, with a built-in leaf so I can actually seat six if I need to. The only problem with this plan? I don’t have room for six chairs all the time at my table or in my tiny dining room.
Brilliance! I found wooden folding chairs in a catalog and ordered two. Problem solved.
All this to say that I decided I wanted a new counter on the vanity in my bathroom. Found the perfect granite vanity with the under-mounted cast-iron sink. Of course the fixture cost just about as much as the counter. Oh well.
We get it home. The hubs and the boy bring it upstairs. The hubs starts putting the plumber’s putty on the faucet ON THE BED! Who does that? There are HUGE sheets of cardboard all over the floor from unpacking the counter. I really don’t care if he gets plumber’s putty on the cardboard. I really do care if he gets plumber’s putty on my bed. So I screamed like a woman asked very politely if he would please not put the faucet together on my bed.
Finally the fixture is all in. So the hubs and the boy lift the counter and place it on the original vanity. Well shit. The counter is 22” wide. The original vanity is 19” wide. The sink is attached and it’s at the front of the counter. So it sits cock-eyed over night.
Up early the next morning to drive to the nearest home improvement store. Which happens to be 30 miles away. Sigh. Find a new vanity. Bring it home. Pull the (heavy) granite countertop off the old vanity. Pull out the old vanity. Bring it downstairs. Load the big red truck with old vanity, old sink countertop, and various other trash. Get the knew vanity in place. Drive to local hardware store to overpay for some drain pipes. Decide to replace outlets over sink. Drive to the local hardware store to get the right outlet cover. Decide to replace the light/fan switch near the sink. Drive to the local hardware store to get switches that actually work. Put the (heavy) granite countertop back on vanity. Thank God it fits. Try to hang new mirror. Ceiling is very pitched over the sink. Mirror doesn’t fit. Back to the home improvement store to find mirror that fits. Put up mirror. Connect all water lines and drain pipes. Find out faucet is faulty and leaks no matter what the hubs does. So it will be back to the home improvement store to replace the faucet. Sigh.
And now? That the bathroom vanity looks so spectacular? I have the need to replace the shower. Because I’m anal like that and need things to match. I want to take out the tub and have just a shower. I want the shower to be tiled.
The hubs refuses to do that.
Good thing I know how to run a wet-saw.