I've mentioned I'm renovating my way through my grief, and a big part of which has been procrastinating in my main floor bathroom renovation. It was the lone bathroom in our bungalow when we moved in here nearly 5 years ago. Once we finished our basement and added a fantastic, huge bathroom down there, we found the upstairs one was seldom used. I can count on one hand the number of times I have personally used it in the past 2 years... We had plans to use it a lot once Jack joined us for bathtime... But... Yeh.
The bathroom was pretty gross, and after a few years of trying to make the most out of it through paint and caulking, and after losing Jack, I finally decided enough was enough- I needed to change something.
So I did. With a hammer. I pulled down my tub surround (which was one of those cheapy Bathfitter's type things) and the tiles behind it (they were piecemeal having been patched a few times, not matching, and kinda just ugly). Then I tackled the small tile wainscotting around the room which was just making it feel smaller. I also peeled up all the peel & stick tiles from the floor.
I obviously disconnected the toilet, shower fixtures and sink (and installed shut off valves for all the water supplies). All I left was the medicine cabinet, and the original bath tub. Go ahead and be jealous... It was actually really easy. I happen to have an unnatural (and unfounded) belief in my ability to do things I don't know how to do. Love it when it works out and I'm not left looking like an ass<-- this has been known to happen from time to time. ha! :)
I took photos, and I'll show them to you soon so you can see what I'm working with now that it's all out o there.
Now, onto my deal-io.
This is the bathroom our house guests will most often use, and it'll also be the kiddo bathroom should we stay in this house long enough to have McBabe#2. I wanted a vanity rather than another pedestal sink because while the room is really small (I'm guessing 7ft x 8ft?) it needed to 1) look good 2) fit 3)provide storage since there is none in this 1926 house.
It also needed to not cost an arm and a leg since I'm kinda cheap like that.
So I bought this:
|Archer Sink Basin here. I bought a single centred hole to accommodate my faucet :)|
|Archer Petite Vanity here|
I am choosing to pair it with this faucet which I bought more than a year ago when I had initially planned to begin my bathroom renovation. Instead of renovating at that time, I became pregnant, putting my dreams for a beautiful bathroom on hold in exchange for a beautiful baby. Well worth it.
|Fresca Tolerus Vessel Mount faucet here|
|Love it- and plan to style the room in a similar fashion! Image here.|
I should have taken a screenshot to prove it to you. They've changed it since.
The sink I paid full price for ($138 CDN). The vanity however? What now shows up on the Home Depot website as $569.20, was listed at....
For a savings of $492.80.
:) <-- my actual expression as I typed in my credit card number and pressed "purchase".
I also bought it through Ebates Canada, so I saved 2%, roughly 4 cents. ha!
Deal, yes? Better than spending weeks and weeks
hoarding collecting coupons? And I didn't even have to embarrass and shame my whole family in the process (err... maybe I have?).
You know the feeling the women on the show describe as Adrenaline coursing through their veins? It's kinda like when you go over a hill too fast and you kind of lose your stomach? Yep, that's how I felt as I anxiously awaited my delivery, hoping that Home Depot wouldn't realize their mistake and cancel my order.
And they didn't! the packages were delivered today. WAHOO. :)
Now I just need to
Anyone doing any renovation projects to work out their aggression? Anyone else get crazy
Ps. apparently I am loving the crossed out words recently. ha :)