As ES and I delve down the slippery slope of home renovations (we keep seeing more and more visions of things we’d like to change…), we put together a list of the things we needed to finish the bathroom. Although I had ordered the faucet last night, we still needed to pick up the tools for the installation (anyone heard of a basin wrench?). Love YouTube. Anything you ever needed to know about how to change a faucet. The ultimate stop for the amateur DIYer.
Down in the plumbing supplies, I spied a Clearance Area. Thinking perhaps I could pick up some of our supplies on sale, I went over to see what I could find. Lo and behold I found a faucet that was quite close to the one I’d ordered last night, but it was 1/2 price. We picked up coordinating hardware and headed home to see if we could get everything installed and finished up. Thankfully, I called the online store I’d ordered the fixtures from the night before. Given the warehouse isn’t open on Sundays, they hadn’t filled my order yet. Cancelled – check!
A little elbow grease and some contorting on ES’ part (the pedestal sink is quite tight against our bathroom wall) and a lot of measuring on my part (putting in towel and tp bars) and voila! A completed bathroom. We picked up a few more accessories to finish off the room. All for under $225, including all the paint, paint supplies, socket covers, towel bar/tp holder, and the faucet. Our new bathroom….
As the paint dried, it took on a slightly darker (but not too much) appearance. When I held up the chip, it still matched 1 shade lighter on the label. I’m almost thinking when the person at the store mixed it, it wasn’t quite right. I guess, however, if I had to err on the side of caution, I’d go for lighter. The space is so small (so small it has a pocket vs a traditional door) it would look even smaller with a darker color.
Although ES and I are wiped out, it’s a good kind of tired. Feels good to accomplish something ourselves.