So, today I have a day off and I decided I'd come visit the old neighborhood and catch up on what's happening.
Just recently we looked underneath our bathroom vanity which of course was dated, but still functional. Uh yeah! To our horror, we found extensive water damage. Not sure where the fault lied, we thought it was due to cracked tile. So, the project began to tear out the vanity and fix the tile.
With such limited time, this project could not take months and months. We found a guy and set the date for Spring Break week. We had no idea how we wanted the bathroom to look or where to look. So, the weekend before demo, we ran out to make all of these decisions.
We were overwhelmed with so many options. We knew we wanted a simple, white bathroom. Well, at least, I knew. Let's just say, I'm a little country and my hubby is a little rock and roll. But, I had already settled before the search began that having a dry bathroom was more important to me than getting my way. Therefore, I resolved to go with whatever my husband wanted. Well, it turns out he thought the same. This helped.
We had some obstacles. One was the vanity. Who knew vanities were so expensive? But, that wasn't our biggest issue, our biggest issue was that our space was not a standard space. Most vanities are built to 60 or 48 inches. Our space was 58 inches. A built-in was not an option with our time constraint. So, we hunted. We finally found a little hole in the wall in a neighboring town. A place we would have never considered. That's where they had my vanity. On sale. I believe it was an answer to prayer because we were panicking. This guy had the very style I wanted, the color and it was 56 inches wide. Hello?!
Another hurdle was the floor tile. We have tile in the bedroom area. Our bathroom is open to our bedroom. We did not want to replace the floor of our bedroom as it is still in great condition. So, we had to find a floor that did not clash with the bedroom tile. We chose this bohemian style floor. The colors are pretty. We are planning to gloss it, we'll see if that actually happens. My little area there has a cute french country look and I couldn't be more thrilled. It's the little things.
After taking down the shower walls, we found the water damage was actually coming from a broken pipe. Thank the Lord we got it in time. I had imagined subway tile for my little shower area. What we chose was a compromise, it turned out fine, not perfect, but fine. I'm happy the pipe is fixed.
Certain things I wanted to fix were not able to be fixed at this time. The process was not a smooth one, but it got done. Lesson learned, even new things don't end up perfectly, but gratitude is what brings happiness, not things.