Hello, hello! How was your weekend? We took a little quickie family trip to San Francisco! (Thanks to airline wars for the cheapo fares!) And while we’re heading back today, there is already a flurry of activity waiting for us at home.
Behold, THE UGLY:
Ugh. This is our third bathroom (I don’t think I’ve ever shown it on the blog), that is in the back of the house by the garage door. It’s small, but perfect because it also opens to the backyard pool. Mr. Sugarplum recently noticed some wrinkling in the wall, so like men
without forethought do, he started poking and pulling on it. Well, the tile and wall started crumbling under his fingers until I came in and screamed asked him, ever so sweetly, to stop.
We called our contractor (the geniuses behind our Kitchen Reno), and discovered that there is some kind of leak in the shower. The surrounding wall is rotting, and the only way to fix it is to rip it all out. Yep, the tiny little bathroom in the back of the house that only gets used when we’re swimming, is getting a little upgrade. Not the Master Bath, but the Third Bath!?
But there is a bright side. We aren’t overhauling the bathroom, but I do get to choose new tile. And there’s an even better part….
Remember this pic from my Living Room plans (which I guess are now on hold), when I mentioned closing up the pass-thru from the Living Room to the Den? I always assumed it was a big (i.e. expensive) ordeal to close it, so I tried to make peace with it.
Unfortunately, no matter what I do to the room, every time I walk in it’s like neon lights blinking at me from the opening.
So on a whim, I asked my contractor what it might cost to enclose it. He said he’d already be here repairing the bathroom, he’d throw it in for….wait for it.………….
$100!!! That’s one hundred dollars! To fix the eyesore that’s bothered me from the day we moved in! Needless to say, I wrote him a check on the spot. And might have squealed and hugged him, too.
He also noticed I was trying out new paint colors in the Den, and hooked me up with his painter, who quoted me a too-good-to-be-true price (the ceilings are pitched in there, no way is this girl painting it!)
I figure I’m not detouring from the Living Room makeover, since the orange of the Den overflows in. So while gutting half a bathroom wasn’t in our immediate plans, some pretty good stuff is coming out of it. I can’t wait to get home and see the progress…and show you, too!