Shamefully overdue post….
I’m back!! (this is Cassity the author of Remodelaholic in case you have no idea who I am)
So- literally about 7 months ago, I decided that we should “really quickly” update the front half bathroom- a basic 2 weekend update. That bathroom was completely base, stock stuff, stock oak cabinets, cultured marble counter tops, vinyl flooring, broken toilet paper and towel holder (don’t ask), plastic crystal handled faucet, frame-less mirror, ugly light- and all off white – BORING!
I wanted to add a wainscoting, tile the floor(with left over tile we already had), paint the vanity and change the door to a pocket door (it opened up into a tight hall). ( i will post more about this later)
Rather simple quick changes… (famous last words)
So, we went to work.
Justin installed the pocket door in a day.
I tiled and grouted the floor in 2 days, and began hanging the wainscoting, (the idea of which was great, but it wasn’t turning out exactly as planned, more on that later- the full remodel story of the bath isn’t exactly the point of this post), but we kept going til I ran out of boards…
and then it hit me- morning sickness and I found out I was prego!
I figured we (i.e. Justin) could get the bathroom finished and go on with life no problem AND get a brand new faucet WIN / WIN.
but boy was I wrong about this “quick” little endeavor! With my morning sickness, Justin had to do everything else. He posted the blog for me, cooked, cleaned and watched the baby, all while I laid there moaning with a bucket… our free time was therefore gone.
Also, because we ran out of the wainscoting boards, that we were cutting from 4 x 8 sheets I couldn’t go any farther by myself. See I have this pregnant belly, I wasn’t going to use the table saw by myself (Once while in a shop class, I had a board catch the blade and slam back into my stomach with full force, and I am not going to test that out on my baby bump!!!)
We had this BEAUTIFUL faucet that I picked out sitting on the counter in that bathroom for 3 months, waiting for things to get done.
So finally, I came to the conclusion that while it may be a little longer til we are able to finish the bathroom, we would just install the faucet, whether we were done or not (we’ve been considering changing out the counter)
AND GUESS WHAT
I LOVE MY NEW FAUCET!!!
Do you have one of those old faucets that you have to literally smash your hands up against the sink to get any water on them cuz the spout only hangs over the edge about an inch? That is what we had seen here:
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.