From a timeline prospective I suppose we are two thirds of the way through but you certainly wouldn't know that by looking at my powder room! The good news is all the major type things, the kind of stuff you can't see, are done. Including a bit of rewiring and moving some plumbing. This is huge! However that leaves a lot for me, including but not limited to:
- Painting EVERYTHING
- Laying tile (what the hell was I thinking?)
I have not "abandoned" my DIY light per se but I just clicked order on a backup. Had to be done. My nerves and schedule are getting the best of me.
Honestly, I feel like my head is going to explode at this moment because I've been agonizing over some plumbing details, like all freaking day. As I said the plumbing has been moved and all that but I hadn't fully accounted for some visible stuff. Here's the rundown, this sink floats with no cabinet beneath, so the plumbing must be pretty and brass of course. Well. I totally considered this in my planning. Sort of... I ordered a fab brass P-trap at the very start. For some odd reason I did not consider how the water gets to the sink. It's basically impossible at this point to put rigid lines in, they need to be the flex-y ones. I have dedicated more hours than I would like to admit to scouring the internet for just that in brass. I found one, ONE option. There are about 4500 choices in stainless steel and ONE in brass, not one company but just one singular option, 16" length. It has kind of sucked, at least there is the one. The flex supply lines are not exactly the right length, but not too short. Too long we can work with, too short would be impossible. I'm also afraid they will look like crap in this flex style but literally have no choice at this late stage.
That's the only crisis I've been struggling with. Minor inconveniences abound, of course. I'm having a little difficulty coordinating my contractors. I'm also STILL riding the struggle bus with my antique marble sink, it is less stained but still noticeably so. OF course there is the fact that life doesn't stop just because you are taking on a home improvement project. If anything, it seems to pick up. Just an illusion to be sure, but it feels pretty real.
The plan for the weekend is for me to paint the ceiling and three walls white, the panel and all trim, a deep glossy blue. The plan for the weekend is ALSO to attend one charity event and work another, as well as keep three little people entertained indoors because it's supposed to be seriously stormy here in Mid-America. I'm pushing through!!
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*I'm struggling with some technical issues for the last couple weeks and have been unable to upload any new photos to my computer. Sorry for the picture-less posts. As soon as I figure it out I will go back to add.