Hey, no one is more excited than I AM when something happens in that bathroom, but I like to take two months off at a time. Or a year. Don't judge.
Once upon a time (2 years ago) I decided that this gross, outdated bathroom HAD to go.
Anyhow, I got super excited one afternoon to get this thing out of my face.
And this is what I was left with.
BUT...... I had a made a plan a year earlier for a new vanity when I walked into IKEA and saw these beauties clearance priced at $49 each, down from $300 apiece. I purchased two of them for a crisp $100 bill. A $500 savings is exciting.
The vanities sat, completely assembled for a very long time in the basement storeroom because I was on my year hiatus at this point. Melanie did some very fancy plumbing maneuvers to get the pipes where they needed to be for the new sinks. I watched in absolute amazement as she measured, cut pipes and glued them together with precision. She is seriously a plumbing ninja. I can't even imagine what a plumber would have charged to do it. Basically, I'm willing the bathroom to Melanie, even though she probably hates it. And I can't believe I didn't get a picture of her doing her thing!
Fast forward to a few months later when I must have sobbed uncontrollably to poor Melanie about my plight, and so she showed up at 9:30 one night ready to help. We got the vanities installed and the oak butcher block from IKEA cut to size and secured to the top. We also set the sinks on top just to see how the whole thing was going to look. I think we did a little jig but since it was well after midnight at that point, we didn't have the energy to make up an entire routine. Darn it.
The sinks are from IKEA as well, but they don't carry them anymore. They were called the ANA sink and faucet and I have no idea why they discontinued them. I think they are so cool. When I bought the vanities, I could only justify buying one sink and faucet. The sink was $160 and the faucet was $79 and I was just going to make do with one. BUT, a visit to the "AS-IS" section (my fave) produced a floor model ANA sink and faucet combo for $79! Sold. I had dreamed of two sinks all along so it was meant to be.
And so, there is another day in the life (I mean 3 months into eternity) of this bathroom story. The only big things left are the mirrors and light fixtures. The lights have actually been installed and the mirrors.....getting close. I also have about 10 small things on my punch list, including a couple of drywall repairs, (goody) but I am honestly seeing the finish line.
I totally think it's going to be done before Christmas.