Now is when I tell myself that this has not been a total disaster because I have learned some very important things.
- Never undertake a renovation project on an impulse.
- Never buy a used vanity top without checking it over carefully with a level. If that puppy is bowed there ain't nuthin' you can do about it.
- Never rely on the salesperson to know what you need.
- Call your sister-in-law for good advice a week into the project instead of 3-4 weeks into it Said sister-in-law will impart her wisdom, which includes this truth: (aka #5)
- "A renovation project will almost always take 3 times as long as cost you 3 times as much as you think it will." Pretty close!
- And finally, no one else will be in as much as a hurry as you will to get the job done.
Fortunately for me, there are some other good things coming out of this, also known as lemonade:
- My brother Niel and his family are coming up for a long weekend on Friday to help us start over in the bathroom and do it right. I love family visits.
- I won't have to live with a bathroom that I hate.
- We have been able to get an unfinished vanity that I actually like and vanity top for $100 so it's not going to cost us an exorbitant amount to start over.
- I'm actually going to like the look of the new bathroom a whole lot better! (Hope you didn't love the blue and yellow take on it - that's not going to be around much longer!)
- I get the added input and decorating talent of my artist sister-in-law who has great taste.
The rest of this week will be spent getting ready for the big overhaul which starts this weekend. Maybe now I can actually focus on getting the rest of my house in order and decorated!